American Sign Language Teacher Resources

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Complete the Story with Homographs

For Students 5th - 6th
Why are homographs so tricky? They have the same spelling, but they have different meanings. After completing this reading passage with the correct words, look at each homograph listed and encourage your class members to find the...
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The Human Brain's Capacity for Language

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Incorporate this slide show into your lecture about speech, language, psychology, or physiology. Addressing the structure of the brain as well as handedness and aphasia, the presentation could fit the needs of many different lecturers....
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Moses Books

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students read about Moses Books and write about the similarities and differences between his life and their own. In this Moses Books lesson plan, students also show how schools for the deaf have changed over time.
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Dalai Lama Peace and Conflict Resolution

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners explore philosophy by researching the Dalai Lama. For this peaceful living lesson, students discuss the Dalai Lama and his unique views of the world before reading the story Can You Say Peace? Learners answer study questions...
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Piercing the World of Silence

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students explore the sign language alphabet. They examine the difficulties faced by handicapped persons, and are introduced to Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan and The Miracle Worker.
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Native Americans

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students develop an appreciation of American Indians. They sing "Ten Little Indians," then act out "Brave Little Indian," an action story. They learn the poem "Then and Now."
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Polar Bear Panic!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify the three realms of the Arctic Ocean, and describe the relationships between these realms. They graphically analyze data on sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean, and recognize a trend in these data.
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Being Productive in the Arctic Ocean

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify the three realms of the Arctic Ocean, and describe the relationships between these realms. They identify major factors that limit primary productivity in the Arctic Ocean.
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At the Edge of the Continent

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study how to interpret a bathymetric map. They study the main features of the continental margin. They plot and graph bathymetric data. They think about and discuss the bathymetry of the edge of the cont
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The Galapagos Spreading Center

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the basic concept of seafloor spreading. They describe the processes involved in creating new seafloor at a mid-ocean ridge. They investigate the Galapagos Spreading Center system.
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Survivors on the Ocean Ridge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the uniqueness of deep sea hydrothermal vent organisms through an exploration of the NOAA Galapagos Rift Expedition. They study the genetics and evolution of a shrimp species that lives near the vents then they...
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History's Thermometers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explain the concept of paleoclimatological proxies. In this oxygen isotope lesson, students interpret data and make inferences about climate changes in the geologic past.
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Submersible Designer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work in groups to design, build, and test a submersible prototype. In this engineering lesson, students learn about the importance and design of submersible vessels and apply their knowledge by building one of their own. They...
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Exploring Alaska's Seamounts - Volcanoes, Plates, and Chains

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the formation of seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska. In this seamount lesson plan, student focus on how the Axial-Cobb-Eikelberg-Patton chain was formed. They learn the associated vocabulary, and watch a teacher...
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the biggest Plates on Earth

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students understand the movement of tectonic plates. In this tectonic plates lesson, students access prior knowledge of convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries.  Students discuss energy transfer involved in plate motion. ...
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A Watered-Down Topographic Map

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the ocean floor. In this topography lesson, 8th graders compare topographical maps to bathymetric charts. They will create a topographic map and note landmarks and other land features.
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Candy Chemosynthesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain chemosynthesis and photosynthesis using candy. In this chemosynthesis lesson, students work cooperatively to create a visual explanation of the chemical equations of photosynthesis and chemosynthesis.
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Getting the Message: What Did You Say?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students listen to and compare the first sentence of the Gettysburg Address spoken in different languages. They also compare frequency readings for each and discuss how the brain interprets spoken words.
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Sounds Like Christmas, Exploring Hearing

For Teachers K - 1st
Students see that the sense of hearing helps us learn from each other through communication. Also, students explain that sound can produce patterns. They engage in a wide variety of activities that focus on the sense of hearing.
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Dalai Lama Peace and Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the Dalai Lama teachings on peaceful conflict resolution. They discuss how actions and words affect others. Students sing action songs about peace. They create a stick puppet to enhance discussions about conflict...
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Horns or Antlers-You Decide!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study the difference between horns and antlers. They identify animals who have each and draw pictures of these animals. They experience samples of actual horns and antlers.
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American Deaf Culture: A History of Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the relationship between language and culture in the Deaf Community. They discover the history of sign language and how it has been viewed in the past. They examine the Deaf community's beliefs and values.
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Sharing Beauty Through Song

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars perform a song for their school community. In this music lesson, students sing the philanthropic song See Me Beautiful by Red Grammar and reflect upon the lyrics. Young scholars perform the song for their school community.
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The Puzzle of the Ice Age Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe alternative theories for how the first humans came to the Americas, and explain evidence that supports or contradicts these theories. They examine the role of skepticism in scientific inquiries.

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