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Understanding Culture and Society (Grade 9--Deaf Community)

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders describe how characteristics of Deaf culture relate to ASL. They identify ways in which sign languages from other countries and ASL have influenced one another. Then invite a member of the Deaf community to speak to the...
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Deaf

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Intended for a main-stream class, this presentation goes over some facts they may need to know when meeting a deaf person. They learn how deaf people cope with hearing loss, communicate, and do everyday activities like watch TV or answer...
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Successful Deaf Leaders in Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research branches and agencies of state government to further explain how legislation and initiatives impact Deaf community. They conduct email interviews with Deaf government leaders, and create electronic portfolios.
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American Deaf Culture: A History of Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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Deaf and Diverse

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine deaf culture and the role that American Sign Language plays in forging a sense of community.
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American Deaf Culture: Deaf Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the culture and art of the Deaf Community. They discover the history of the Deaf Community using art and their values. They compare and contrast different pieces of art.
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Using High School Students to Teach Biology to Deaf Elementary Students

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students teach Biology concepts to elementary students, in particular deaf students, by traveling once a month to the elementary classroom with activities / lessons that have been selected and prepared by the older students.
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American Sign Language

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Provide your ASL learners with lots of historical and cultural information on the Deaf community. As the slides are text heavy and extensive, select certain slides to cover based on your day's agenda.
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ASL: Lesson 3

For Teachers 1st - 8th
The ASL lessons from lifeprint are amazing, but can be complicated. While this lesson is perfect for those needing to learn or teach ASL to the deaf community, it could also provide a valuable communication tool. This resource features...
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Assessing Human Hearing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young scientists explore hearing through multiple experiments, demonstrations, and activities. They focus on the changes in hearing over a lifetime, how we can determine where a sound is coming from, and the ability to filter noises.
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Successful Deaf Leaders in Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a "Who's Who" compilation of local, state, national and international leaders that advocate, introduce legislation, and lobby for the deaf. They use internet research to create a catalog of biographies and then conduct a...
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Dance and differently Abled People

For Teachers 8th
There are some good ideas for dance warm ups, cool downs, and movement activities, but the focus is a bit odd. The class discusses that differently abled people like to dance too. Pupils feel what it's like for deaf or blind people to...
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Mudras and Sign Language

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students compare the languages of the ancient Japanese people and the American deaf community, two cultures that utilize hand signs in this lesson for the early elementary classroom.
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What To Be or Not To Be

For Teachers K
Students discuss and learn about jobs and workers found in their school and then in the world around them. Through the activities presented in the lesson, students will become familiar with various workers and their tools. The describe...
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Let's Get to the Bottom of the Arctic!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners identify the three realms of the Arctic Ocean, and describe the relationships between these realms. They describe different species associations in a benthic community.
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This Old Tubeworm

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the process and significance of chemosynthesis. They develop their own graphic based on data of a biological community. They estimate the age of a given species as well.
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ASL: Lesson 19

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Being able to express feelings is important for every learner. ASL lesson 19 is intended for teaching hearing impaired pupils or special ed teachers functional ASL. Since this provides a list of signs describing feelings, it would be a...
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The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider...
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Setting the Story: Techniques for Creating a Realistic Setting

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
“It was a dark and stormy night.” Thus begins the 1830's novel Paul Clifford and, of course, all of Snoopy’s novels! Encourage young writers to craft settings for their stories that go beyond Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s often-mocked phrase...
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ASL: Lesson 20

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Teach it, learn it, communicate with it. ASL is at your fingertips with this sign language series. Lesson 20 focuses on classifiers, descriptive vocabulary, and asking questions. Each blue link on the page takes you to an image or video...
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Spotlight on Derby, UK

For Students 7th - 8th
In this United Kingdom worksheet, students read the sentences about Derby UK and circle the answer that best completes the 10 questions.
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Social Studies: A Quiet Protest

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils examine the protest by Gallaudet University students concerning the hiring of a new school president. They investigate laws related to protests and present their findings to the class in a multimedia show, oral report, or debate.
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Writing Folktales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the structure of folktales. In this writing skills lesson, students list the attributes of folktales that they read in class. Students then complete handouts based on the elements of the tales as well as types of tales...
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Spotlight on Derby 2

For Students 6th - 9th
In this Derby facts learning exercise, students use research skills to help them respond to 10 short answer, multiple choice, and true or false questions.

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