Why do this Activity?

25-cent Lou Gehrig stamp
Lou Gehrig, famed baseball player, suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease, which causes the loss of muscle use.

This teacher’s guide provides useful ideas and links along with museum objects that can be used in a lesson plan or classroom activity. By starting with students at a young age, they will see people with disabilities as equals and practice respectful terminology and behavior.