Sign Language Around the World

Is ASL Universal?
Make sure you have your ASL Notebook out to answer the following questions:
1. Is ASL Universal?
2. Why or why not explain
3. When comparing French and British Sign Language which looked familiar? Why is that?
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American Sign Language9th Grade

This lesson contains 19 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 6 videos.

Items in this lesson

Is ASL Universal?
Make sure you have your ASL Notebook out to answer the following questions:
1. Is ASL Universal?
2. Why or why not explain
3. When comparing French and British Sign Language which looked familiar? Why is that?

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Objectives:
  • Observe different types of signed language 
  • Understand the background and history of ASL
  • Identify and decide if ASL is a Universal language and why/why not it is/isn't

Slide 2 - Slide

Slide 3 - Link

Warm-up
Blooket

Slide 4 - Slide

Is ASL Universal?
Yes
No

Slide 5 - Poll

Slide 6 - Video

Read the following slides.
They have to do with answering this question, Is ASL Universal.

Slide 7 - Slide

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Slide 10 - Video

Talk with a Partner
1. Is ASL Universal?
2. Why or why not explain
3. When comparing French and British Sign Language which looked familiar? Why is that?

Slide 11 - Slide

Slide 12 - Video

Slide 13 - Video

Slide 14 - Video

What do you think, is ASL Universal? Why? What languages did you see today?

Slide 15 - Open question

Video
1. In your notebook down similarities and differences between schools for the Deaf in American and in Rwanda, access to information/education/interpreters, and their view on people who are Deaf.
2. You will share them after the video

Slide 16 - Slide

Slide 17 - Video

Is ASL Universal? Provide examples from the videos and explain.

Slide 18 - Open question

Share out

Slide 19 - Slide