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ASL Lesson 8

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Another awesome ASL lesson! Teach ASL to a special ed class, hearing impaired child, or for your own enrichment. This lesson provides comprehensible ASL language development. Each highlighted blue area links to a video, printable image,...
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ASL: Building a functional vocabulary

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
Best resource ever! Teaching and learning to teach ASL just got easier. For special education teachers or those working with hearing impaired students, this lesson provides story and time telling practice using ASL. Each blue link you...
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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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ASL Lesson 4

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Provide your hearing-impaired or special-needs students with a functional ASL vocabulary focused on feelings and family. Lesson 4 in this extensive series allows you to view both images and videos of each word or sentence as it is...
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ASL Lesson 7

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
A series of food-related sentences and words are the focus of this practical and straight-forward lesson. With a 70 minute video lecture and ASL demo, this resource features images and clips of very useful ASL vocabulary words. While it...
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ASL Lesson 17

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Learn to communicate with sign in this comprehensive series. It includes a video, images to help you sign, a quiz, and multiple practice sheets, all of which are intended to communicate wants, needs, and personal preferences. The video...
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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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Understanding Hearing Loss

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders will listen to the story Dad and Me in the Morning at the beginning of this lesson. Then, they will examine various types of amplification and identify parts and functions of the ear in order to gain a better understanding...
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Artificial Hearing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your sense of hearing depends upon tiny hairs deep inside your ear and if you lose these hairs, you lose your hearing. Here, groups explore hearing through the decibel measurement of common sounds. As a class, participants discuss...
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ASL: Lesson 13

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Ever consider becoming an interpreter for a special needs or hearing impaired pupil? ASL lesson 13 focuses on becoming an interpreter and also on research. Included are many links to visual aids and video intended to guide your signing...
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How Loud is Too Loud?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore volume and hearing loss. In this hearing loss instructional activity, students participate in a WebQuest. During the WebQuest, students explore volume, pitch, and amplitude of sound waves. Students have differentiated...
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ASL Lesson 2

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Empower your non-verbal, autistic, or learning-impaired child with sign language. Lesson 2 in this functional and straight-forward series focuses on vocabulary related to familial relationships and ASL grammar. Video clips and images of...
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A Story About the Ear

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Travel through the ear! Use this comprehensive presentation to cover hearing, hearing loss and the treatments paired with different types of hearing loss. Slides are too text-heavy for learners to copy, so provide them with a partially...
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Hearing Aid Fitter Dispenser

For Teachers 6th - 12th
If you are experiencing hearing loss, you may have to see someone like Drew, a hearing aid fitter dispenser. He evaluates patients who need hearing aids and walks viewers through the process of getting fitted.
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ASL: Lesson 5

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Sign language is an effective way to communicate with those special needs, hearing, impaired, and non-verbal pupils. This lesson provides a highly structured way to learn or teach ASL. Included are multiple links to images, descriptions,...
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Hearing The Warning Bells

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore hearing loss and ways in which technology can help the hearing impaired by experiencing a simulation of hearing impairment and by researching in order to present related topics. Learners will also investigate and evaluate dangers...
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Hearing Handicap

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the effects of hearing loss. In this lesson on physical disabilities, students survey five older adults on hearing impairments. Students pool their data and compare their results with the results from other studies about...
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Disability Awareness Activity Packet

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Bring awareness to disabilities with a packet consisting of a variety of activities designed to inform scholars about disabilities—autism, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and more! Learners test their communication skills,...
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Questions about Hearing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students watch videos about hearing and hearing loss.  For this hearing lesson, students discuss how they respond to a loud noise, define stimulus and watch a video clip about hearing.  Students discuss the video, complete a worksheet on...
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What Did You Say? How Hearing Works

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After listening to your lecture while wearing earplugs, give high schoolers a pop quiz. Have them remove earplugs, grade the quizzes, and then discuss how different life would be with limited hearing ability.  Pupils review how waves...
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DHH Self Advocacy

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore personal hearing loss.  In this autobiography and technology lesson plan, students with a hearing loss create and present a Power Point presentation about their own type of hearing loss, how it effects them in the...
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ASL: Lesson 12

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Interested in learning ASL? Lesson 12 in this ASL series gets you ready to identify the days of the week, ask question, and modify time signs. Note: If you are a special eduction teacher, use the vocabulary list to teach your non-verbal...
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Learning ASL: Lesson 9

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Here is lesson 9 in an extensive series on teaching and learning ASL. Discuss code switching, numerical incorporation, and noun based vocabulary. Then, click on the blue links to view ASL in action. Each link takes you to a printable...
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ASL 1: Lesson 1

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Experience lesson one of an extensive American Sign Language series! Whether you are teaching ASL or learning it as a communication tool to use in your special education class, this lesson is great! Foundational signs, such as finger...

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