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Teacher’s Notes Why is it important? What Can I Do With ASL? Class ActivitiesThe ABCs of ASL History *At anytime click this button to skip to the quiz *At anytime click the home button to return to this page Learning the ABCs Statistics Quiz Previous Slide & Next Slide Click Here to Begin!
Target Audience/Learner Description: › 6 th Graders Objectives: › Given a PowerPoint presentation, the students will become familiar with the ASL alphabet and its origins › Students will identify the signs for the ASL alphabet › At the end of the PowerPoint they will take a quiz answering each question correctly until they have reached the end Learning Environment: › The learner will use this lesson as a foundation for future ASL courses › The learner will be using what they learn to communicate with others
ASL (American Sign Language) is important because it is the language of deaf communities The alphabet is the foundation of the language › Finger Spelling is when you use the letters of the alphabet to spell out difficult words or a way to communicate with new ASL speakers
With ASL you can: › speak with the hearing impaired › have another means of communicating if for some reason you are unable to speak or hear someone › have the ability to be an aid Translator
Dr. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet introduced deaf education to the U.S in 1814 The first deaf school was established in Hartford, Connecticut in 1817 by Dr. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc The first deaf college, Gallaudet University, was established in Washington D.C. in 1893 by Edward Gallaudet Gallaudet University Dr. Gallaudet First Deaf School
Hearing loss is greater in men 2-3 children out of 1,000 are born deaf 9 out of every 10 that are born deaf are born to hearing parents There are 4,000 new cases a year of sudden hearing loss
The letters of the ASL alphabet came from the LSF(French Sign Language) The French signs were combined with pre-existing signs to form ASL Can you see a few differences or similarities?
Ways to involve the students: › After the students have watched the video the teacher can sign through the alphabet or replay the video having their students mimic each letter › The students are given words to spell out to each other to practice the individual letters
Watch the video and answer the question below: What word did I spell out using the ASL alphabet? a) cowb) dogc) pigd) rat