Essential Questions:

What are the major laws and policies that govern special education in the U.S.?

How is special education eligibility determined?

What are the legal responsibilities of a general education teacher in the education of students with disabilities?

Learning Goal:
Students will increase their understanding of special education laws and procedures.


Students will be able to accurately define and use key terms from special education law.
Students will be able to apply their knowledge of laws (IDEA, ADA, and 504) to the professional practices of a general education teacher.
Secondary Learning Goal: 
Students will explore digital tools that educators and learners can use to represent and express content.

References and Credits:
  • This webquest was designed by Dr. James M. Cressey, last updated November 2017
  • Adapted from a webquest by Dr. Kate Hibbard.
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