This special free course offers a short explanation of WDSD and samples from three of our paid courses: For the Love of Music, Let’s Get Ready to Rumble, and Cooking and Nutrition.
Part of the course introduces another project of The Road We’ve Shared – DOWNs Town Mall. The mall is a site the celebrates entrepreneurs with Down syndrome. These young business owners are great examples of how everyone brings something to their community when they have the right supports in place.
Our “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” course is an eight-week journey into World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
In week 6 we talk about CFO$, “an American songwriting and production duo consisting of John Paul Alicastro and Michael Conrad Lauri. They are primarily known for creating entrance music and program themes for WWE.” (Wikipedia)
In the six-week course “For the Love of Music” we talk about movie and Broadway musicals.
Several of the musicals we explore have a historical context.
When we talk about “Hairspray,” which is set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, we look at a few civil rights icons, including Ruby Bridges, “the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960.” (Wikipedia)
Each week in our course “Cooking and Nutrition” we watch a video from “Sarah’s Great Day” – the YouTube channel where a teenager who has Down syndrome (and her mother) teaches viewers how to cook great dishes.
In week one we watch Sarah make homemade applesauce. We talk about bobbing for apples, types of apples, and apple parts. We also look at what diabetes is.
For the past four years, we’ve participated in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Starting in 2010, The A to Z challenge has grown to include over 1,000 bloggers. For our fifth year, we’re going to talk about our online courses designed for adults who have Down syndrome.
The Road Scholars is a place where our community – adults with Down syndrome and the people who care for them – can come together and learn about topics that matter to them.
Our self-advocate catalog includes a mix of free and paid courses:
World Down Syndrome Day Celebration
‘Tis The Season
Let’s Get Ready to Rumble
For The Love Of Musicals
Mouse Movies – Halloween
Over the Rainbow
Cooking and Nutrition (Fall Flavors)
We have both independent study (no set time frame) and more traditional online courses where students learn together on a specific timeline.
Our April posts will highlight topics and activities covered in these courses.