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Introduction to Sign Language as a Means of Communication for the Deaf
Track # 390
Annotations by:  Pat Appleton
 Track Category
Intermediate (3-4)
Non-English Languages
Special Education
Last Modified:
May 12, 2004
Extended learning
 Track Description
What is it like to hear a hand? This is difficult for most of us to imagine, but many who are deaf rely on sign language as their primary means of communication. They, in essence, hear through their hands. This lesson is designed to present hearing children with a sensitivity towards those who cannot hear. Through the use of poems, children begin to develop an understanding and acceptance for the deaf and respect for sign language as a means of communication. Children also have fun. Sign language can be extended through secret codes, which present many opportunities for children to be creative.
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