International Day of People With Disabilities in Croatia

  • Students of year 7, led by the English teacher Branka Lamza, marked 3rd December, the International Day of Persons With Disabilities. As a preparation, in pairs they did a research on rules how to interact with persons with disabilities and reported the results to their class. All students had a task to select the rules regarding the etiquette with persons with disabilities they find the most important and create audio animations using Web 2.0 tool Voki. Students also participated in role-plays, taking up the roles of persons with visual impairment. They tried walking through the classroom with their eyes blindfolded, helped by their classmates. They tried to recognise certain objects only by touching them. In the end they shared their impressions with their classmates. We managed to have our students empathize with people with disabilities and strengthen their social and civic competence.