Education: Lesson Details


1. To examine public care for people with mental illness and mental retardation in the mid-1800s.

2. To explore how mid-nineteenth-century social reformers such as Dorothea Dix appealed to the consciences of the public and politicians in order to achieve their goals.

3. To understand the principle of federalism and the responsibilities of the federal and state governments.

4. To examine differing constitutional interpretations made in the middle of the nineteenth century about the role of the federal government when matters of disability arose.