Causes of Deafness [ASL 1A]
1.2CStudent will demonstrate their understanding of the ear, causes of Deafness, Deaf people, and cochlear implants by creating a PowerPoint that details the complexities that surround the cochlear implant debate. Then students will defend a position on why a newborn who is deaf should or should not receive a cochlear implant. Student must define and defend their position with research from credible sources and must include documentaries, articles, or other materials that were used in class.
Introduction to Culture [ASL 1B]
1.4 CStudents will create a multimedia presentation about a culture and compare it with the American Deaf Culture. The second culture must also be a minority group in the United States and students will compare the experiences, struggles, and systematic oppressions of the groups.
Deaf Learner [ASL 2A]
2.2 CStudent will demonstrate their understanding of the Deaf Learner experience by creating the foundations of a school that would positively support Deaf Learners including school policies, classroom layout, and educational plan to teach English to Deaf Learners. The presentations will include a visual aid component such as design plan or diorama to support their presentation. Each decision made by the student must be supported by primary or secondary sources and credible research studies.
Deaf History [ASL 2B]
2.4 CWorking in a group, students will create a PowerPoint that analyzes a historical event to create a claim about what it was like to be deaf during that time period or event. Students will discuss three perspectives, societal, family, and self perspective. To support their claims students will use research, information learned, and Deaf people's own work to create a comparison for their claim.
Deaf Art & Cinema [ASL 3A]
3.2 CStudent will demonstrate their understanding of the Deaf Cinema and Deaf Lens by analyzing various films by various creators. Student will explain how a film meets the requirements by giving concrete examples and using appropriate terminology. Finally, students will create a short film that meets the requirements or analyze a film and write how it could be improved to meet the requirements of Deaf Cinema.
Linguistics [ASL 3B]
3.4 CWorking with a partner, students create a Parent Informational Packet that provides information on what to expect, what to do, and how to raise a Deaf infant. The multi-media product must include information about first language acquisition, second language learning, myths about raising a Deaf child, and credible research to support their information. Finally, the product is presented in front of an audience.