In order for students to gain an increased awareness and understanding of how persons with disabilities are portrayed in the media and the extent to which their strengths and challenges are presented, students will view a film that involves persons with disabilities and analyze it. Some examples of acceptable films include: Radio, The king’s speech, A beautiful mind, My left foot, Born on the fourth of July, Elephant man, Of mice and men, Rainman, Children of a lesser god, Mask, Ice castles. The assignment will include the following: Critical evaluation of how the film portrays the person with a disability, the disability itself, and the individual’s way of coping with the disability. Assessment of the films success in providing a fair and balanced look at the person with the disability and how he or she were treated by others in their life. Recommendations for improving the way that the disability was handled.