Building an Accessible Playground


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“Building an Accessible Playground,” is an integrated curricular unit for second-grade students in a Sheltered-Immersion classroom. The unit centers on the community-based engineering design project of designing playground equipment that is accessible for children with disabilities, tying together concepts of problem scoping, planning designs, building prototypes, and explaining designs through drawings and persuasive writing.

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Student Work- Examples of student designs and solutions

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