History of Disability Discrimination in American Schools


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Which of the following is NOT an example of educational practices that comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)?

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1. The 1964 Civil Rights Act provided protection to all of the following groups EXCEPT _____.

2. Which of the following is NOT a vocal advocacy group or movement working for the rights of people with disabilities?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are here to help you see what you know about the history of disability discrimination in American schools. IDEA and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are some topics on the quiz, which is in a multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to be quizzed over the following topics:

  • A school for children with disabilities that was closed for substandard care and abuse
  • Laws that did and did not provide protection to those living with a disability
  • What the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects
  • An example of educational practices that do not comply with IDEA
  • What is and is not an advocacy group that works for the rights of people with disabilities

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on disability discrimination in American schools
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the purpose of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about acts and groups that protect students with disabilities

Additional Learning

History of Disability Discrimination in American Schools is the accompanying lesson that takes a closer look at discrimination. The topics listed below are among those the lesson covers:

  • When the disability rights movement began
  • The purpose of the ADA
  • What IDEA guarantees