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Activity 11 - What happened when: learning disability timeline 1

Aim

To establish a timeline of events associated with institutions for people with learning disabilities.

Curriculum area(s)

  • Year 5 upwards
    • History
    • PHSE

Suitable for adults with learning disabilities?

Yes

Learning outcome(s)

Students have a chronology of events associated with institutionalisation. Students are able to relate the history of institutionalisation to contemporary events.

Time required

30 minutes

Resources

  1. Purple Patch animated timeline
  2. A4 printed copy of Activity 11/Resource 1 - People, Places and Events; 1 copy per group of 4-5 students
  3. Students will need to have viewed No Longer Shut Up in order to link the timeline to Mabel's life

Activity

  1. Show the animated timeline (it takes approximately 10 minutes).
  2. Spend five minutes checking understanding by reference to Mabel’s life (e.g. when did Mabel go into St Lawrence’s? When did she come out?).
  3. Then give the People Places and Events printouts to students and ask them to place them on the floor in chronological (date) order.

Ideas for follow up

None

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About the Group

If you woud like to get in touch with the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, please contact:

Liz Tilley 
Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA

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