Students learn what it's like to be blind or disabled
TREVORTON - Second graders at Line Mountain Elementary School learned about diversity from Janet Allis in September. In her first lesson, she discussed feelings and friendship, which are needs each person has. She had the students look at different types of potatoes and discussed how different they look on the outside but are the same on the inside, just like people.
During her second visit, Allis discussed physical challenges that some people have and how to assist those individuals. She provided demonstrations about blindness, deafness and physical challenges. Students examined braille cards and wore blindfolds to experience how visually impaired people need to use their other senses to get around.
Students learned how people who are hearing impaired communicate and receive information. Allis also spoke about physical challenges and provided an activity to show how difficult it may be to live with arthritis.