Key Questions

34-cent Frida Kahlo stamp
Frida Kahlo struggled with many health problems, including polio and extreme back pain. At one point, she was ordered to bed rest due to a broken spinal cord. She expressed her pain through her paintings and became renowed for her works.

What kinds of disabilities do students think historical figures on stamps have?

Why are they chosen to be displayed on stamps?

How are they role models for everyone?

Do those stamps promote awareness about disabilities? If so, how?

Helpful Links: Have students explore Famous People with Disabilities to learn more.


29-cent Hand signing I Love You
Deaf people use American Sign Language to communicate with each other or through an interpreter.