6-cent John Wesley Powell stamp
John Wesley Powell, historical figure, with a disability.

There are many ways teachers can approach the subject of Disability Awareness. Endless resources are on the web with ideas for activities and what topic would be useful to discuss for certain grade and age levels. This teachers’ guide structures classroom teaching through object-learning. Students see and understand history through the lens of stamps and in turn consider what parts of history should be included in stamps.

29-cent AIDS Awareness stamp
AIDS and other health disorders often lead to a disability.
12-cent Washington stamp
George Washington was possibly the first person with a disability to be displayed on a stamp.