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49 reviewed resources for deaf history

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The History of the American School for the Deaf

For Teachers 3rd
To better understand the significance and history of the American School for the Deaf, hearing-impaired learners conduct research, hold discussions, and write a play. The lesson spans three class periods and allows the class to explore...
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Women's Many Paths to the History Books

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s important to show young women that various female historical figures paved very different ways to the history books.
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Sign Language: a History

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Did you know that umpires first adopted hand signals when baseball's first deaf Major League player, William "Dummy" Hoy, started playing in the late 1800's? Discuss some of the historical impacts the Deaf population had on the 16th...
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American Sign Language History and Practice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Is fingerspelling a popular way to communicate in American Sign Language? Actually, only about 15% of a conversation between Deaf people uses fingerspelling! Learn more about Deaf history and review a variety of general strategies for...
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Ask Questions: Miss Alabama Makes History

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading skills activity, students read the passage 'Miss Alabama Makes History' and then ask questions about the passage to help them answer the multiple choice questions.
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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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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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Special Traits: Alabama quarter reverse

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Who knew a state quarter could say so much? Alabama's quarter is embossed with an image of Helen Keller, pupils will use this image to think about what the phrase "Spirit of courage" means. They will use a graphic organizer to...
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Amazing Women

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Helen Keller became a teacher after her experience with Anne Sullivan, demonstrating to the world how valuable a dedicated mentor and determined spirit can be when overcoming adversity. Middle schoolers learn more about the influential...
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A Picture Book of Helen Keller

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach your class about Helen Keller and her accomplishments with a reading comprehension lesson based on A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A. Adler. As individuals read, they answer discussion questions about Helen Keller and the...
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History's Thermometers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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Religion and Deaf Education: The Contract Between Clerc and Gallaudet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the issues surrounding the prevailing religious and cultural beliefs in the early 19th century United States and how they influenced the education of deaf people. They apply this information to modern day contexts.
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Lesson Plan: Can You Hear a Rainbow

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore disabilities. In this deaf awareness lesson, students listen to the story Can you Hear a Rainbow, by Jamie Riggio Heelan and discuss things they have in common with the deaf character in the story. They work together in...
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Bits of Braille

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Intended to build an understanding of Braille in a general education classroom. They read the book Helen Keller then write their names using a braille website. Many interesting web links are included. Could be used for a general or...
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A Picture Book of Helen Keller

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students advocate for people with disabilities. For this Helen Keller lesson, students listen to the story A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A Adler. Students discuss how Helen Keller learned to communicate and became an advocate...
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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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Famous Figures in History

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate famous people in U.S. history. In this American history lesson, students read about famous people such as Helen Keller and Einstein. Students think of ways they might become famous.
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Including the Disabled Student

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and discuss the history of special education in public schools related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Students work in groups to design ways to modify classroom activities based on the needs of a...
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Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sea explorers and scientists have found that because of temperatures being two to three degrees Celsius at the bottom of the ocean, most animals are lethargic in order to conserve energy. In this web quest, pairs of learners read about...
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Helen Keller

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Young scholars investigate human achievements by researching deaf and blind people. In this Helen Keller biography lesson plan, students view images and documents from Helen Keller's life and research the impact she had on the United...
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Colonial Life in Virginia

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders compare and contrast life in England with plantation life in America. They study the dependencies or mini-industries that could be found on plantations.
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The Frog Experiment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Your science class reads a silly story in which a mad scientist makes absurd conclusions about an experiment that he conducted. One at a time, he cuts off a frog's leg and commands it to jump. With three, two, and one leg, the frog...
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INTRODUCTION TO THE PERIODIC TABLE

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify the scientist who first wrote the Periodic Table, identify the scientist who amended the Table, state (or write) specific data relating to the history of the Periodic Table, identify at least five elements, and...
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The Invention of the Telephone

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the history of the telephone and its inventor.  In this communications instructional activity students complete a tuning fork experiment to further demonstrate how sound is produced.

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