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G is for “Grease:” “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

Grease on The Road Scholars on the A to Z Blogging Challenge

In our “For the Love of Music” course we talk about musical theater, on Broadway and in movie theaters.

In a fabulous piece by Down syndrome specialist and advocate Dr. Dennis McGuire mused about how things would be “If People With Down Syndrome Ruled The World.”

Acting and theatrical arts would be encouraged for all.

Musicals would be very, very, very, big (such as “Grease,” and “The Sound of Music”)

We agree Dr. McGuire! That’s why we created this course.

The six week course looks at four musicals per week based on the following topics.

  • Week 1 – From Broadway to the Big Screen Part 1 (Vintage)
  • Week 2 – From Broadway to the Big Screen Part 2 (Modern)
  • Week 3 – From the Big Screen to Broadway
  • Week 4 – Disney Musicals
  • Week 5 – Award winners – Tony Awards
  • Week 6 – Award winners – Oscars 

And we start with “Grease!”

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To see our full line of courses and join in the learning fun visit us at https://theroadscholars.moodlecloud.com

F is for Food Groups: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

Eat Your Rainbow - Kids Learning Tube - The Road Scholars - A to Z Blogging Challenge

When we talk about nutrition in week 5 of the Cooking and Nutrition course, we link to a short video by Kids Learning Tube.

In the video “Eat Your Rainbow,” we get an animated tour through the benefits of different fruits and vegetables.

Food Groups on The Road Scholars during the A to Z Blogging Challenge

We also have a fun challenge worksheet in week six that asks students to match everyday food with the food group they belong to.

 

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To see our full line of courses and join in the learning fun visit us at https://theroadscholars.moodlecloud.com

E is for Eggs: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

Cooking and Nutrition on The Road We've Shared, The Road Scholars

 

 

In week 5 of Cooking and Nutrition we make pumpkin deviled eggs with Sarah.

We use videos to learn about where eggs come from, talk about eggs being a good source of protein, and reinforce previous learning about food groups and nutrition labels.

 

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To see our full line of courses and join in the learning fun visit us at https://theroadscholars.moodlecloud.com

D is for DOWNs Town Mall: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

 

We made a special course to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2018.

The theme of the international celebration was

#WhatIBringToMyCommunity #WDSD18

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.

We hope you’ll visit DOWNs Town Mall!

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To see our full line of courses and join in the learning fun visit us at https://theroadscholars.moodlecloud.com

C is for CFO$: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

The CFO$ of the WWE

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)

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To see our full line of courses and join in the learning fun visit us at https://theroadscholars.moodlecloud.com

B is for Ruby Bridges: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

For The Love of Musicals

 

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.

Ruby Bridges on The Road Scholars

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)

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To see our full line of courses and join in the learning fun visit us at https://theroadscholars.moodlecloud.com

 

A is for Applesauce: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

 

"The Road" ScholarsEach 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.

Sarah's Great Day on The Road We've Shared

 

To see our full line of courses and join in the learning fun visit us at https://theroadscholars.moodlecloud.com

A to Z Blogging Challenge Theme Reveal: Spotlight On “The Road” Scholars

A to Z Blogging Challenge on The Road We've SharedFor 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.

To see our full line of courses and join in the learning fun, visit us at https://theroadscholars.moodlecloud.com

Life After High School – New Online Courses for Adults with Down Syndrome

The Road We’ve Shared has launched a new project. New online courses for adults who have Down syndrome are designed to support socialization and learning in adulthood.

Two online courses are set to begin October 1st in coordination with the beginning of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Stephanie Holland, founder of The Road We’ve Shared (The online community for parents and caregivers of adults with Down syndrome), and “The Road” Scholars online learning modules, has created courses that she believes will appeal to a large audience of adults with Down syndrome. She bases this on her own experience. Continue reading Life After High School – New Online Courses for Adults with Down Syndrome