MESA Curriculum Supplement: How to Fully Include Students with Disabilities
The multidisciplinary activities of MESA, including online curricula and those described in a book series published by Addison Wesley, offer students opportunities for hands-on experiences. Teacher guides assume that participants have the abilities of an average student. Nonetheless, you can expect to have students with a wide range of abilities and disabilities participate in your MESA activities. This website provides you with suggested accommodations for students with specific types of disabilities participating in each activity.
For general guidelines for addressing the needs of students with disabilities while conducting MESA activities, consult the MESA Curriculum Addendum: How to Fully Include Students with Disabilities.
Each MESA activity covers a specific multidisciplinary topic. To learn about accommodations for a specific activity, book or book section, select the item below:
- Classifying Fingerprints
- Designing Environments
- In the Air
- In the Pharmacy
- In the Wind
- Investigating Apples
- Measuring Dinosaurs
- Measuring Earthquakes
- Packaging and the Environment
- Secret Codes
- Wind Energy
For more information about accommodating students with disabilities consult the Resources section of the MESA Curriculum Addendum: How to Fully Include Students with Disabilities. Teachers may also want to learn more about Universal Design, which is a proactive practice for designing educational products and environments to be welcoming and accessible to all students.