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Classroom Conversations

Here are two stories to spark conversations on topics important to Special Olympics.

Athlete with Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown!

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Classroom Conversation Starters:

1.  What type of effect do you think this touchdown will have on Ike? His team? The school?
2.  Does “The Ike Special” represent real inclusion? Discuss the pros and cons of this play.
3.  Pretend you were Ike’s coach. How would you explain this plan to the opposing team and coaches? 

Rosa's Law is Signed by President

View story on Fox News website

Classroom Conversation Starters:

1.  Do you think the removal of this word will make a difference?
2.  If you were someone with an intellectual disability, how would this change make you feel?
3.  Do you believe that our attitudes are linked to the words we use?