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344 reviewed resources for deafness

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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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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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Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learn from teachers at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind on ways to reach students of different learning styles and ability levels, as well as how to accommodate learners with special needs in a general education classroom setting.
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Teaching Others About Being Deaf

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read two articles about how college students taught others about being blind or deaf. In their school, they interview students with a physical challenge and use the internet to research how to write about those with...
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Cultural Notes: A Look at Deaf Culture

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How do people become deaf? Can deaf people do the same things as those who aren't deaf? There are a lot of questions that surround us when we are unfamiliar with something. Help your class be more culturally sensitive with this...
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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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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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Can You Hear a Rainbow?

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach your class about compassion and empathy with Jamee Riggio Heelan's Can You Hear a Rainbow? As kids read about Chris, a boy who is deaf, they discuss the things he likes to do, as well as the ways he communicates with the world.
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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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Successful Deaf Leaders in Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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Understanding Deafness

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
The two main characters in the book Wonderstruck are both deaf. In order to connect to text, learners discuss the nature of hearing impairment or loss. The lesson is teacher-led and discussion-based. It focuses on types of hearing loss...
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American Deaf Culture: Deaf Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils 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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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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My Deaf American Hero

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study and discuss famous deaf people that are role models for students who are deaf. They research a famous deaf American and create a ten frame multimedia presentation to showcase the information.
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Using High School Students to Teach Biology to Deaf Elementary Students

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners teach Biology concepts to elementary students, in particular deaf learners, 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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Talk to Me

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate communication techniques using variations in the tone of the voice, facial expressions, and gestures. The image of Helen Keller which appears on the reverse side of the Alabama quarter forms the basis of the lesson's...
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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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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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Signed Stories

For Students Pre-K - 5th
Designed for the deaf, and useful for learners of American or British Sign Language, this tool models the signs for selected words. Entire books can be read aloud by a narrator, with options for displaying subtitles or an onscreen...
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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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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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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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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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Environmental Causes of Birth Defects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Get your high schoolers thinking about the factors that lead to birth defects. They examine how environmental factors and personal choices can cause birth defects in unborn children. They discover the effects of various handicaps such as...

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