As the World Turns
Heaven means freedom from handicaps. Meanwhile, life on earth includes handicaps of various forms. The students will explore various handicaps through simulation and a Bible game.
Class Explorations and Discussions: Handicaps
Game: Who in the Bible was handicapped or disabled?
Use the Character Cards for student use in playing "20 Questions." If after 10 questions the character has not been guessed correctly, the student with the Character Card can act out the handicap or work with other students in performing a charade of the Bible story. Then students may finish asking questions that can be answered with a YES or NO.
What rights do handicapped children have in our country today?
It has only been since 1975 that handicapped children have been ensured access to public schools. Some children with disabilities have been mainstreamed, or placed in regular classes. Others have been assigned to small classes with specialized help.
Read United States page 633, the section "Americans with Disabilities."
Pass out the Character Cards again. Whatever the handicap, the bearer of that card assumes it for half a day (or length of time the teacher deems best). For the other half of the day, the Character Cards can be give to other students. Students who do not have a handicap should help those who do.
In summary, read Psalm 146. (Arrange your students in a voice choir).