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Museum of Me : discovering the "Me" in deaf identity exploration through museum's perspective

  • Author(s): Houston, Trisha Jane
  • Houston, Trisha Jane
  • et al.
Abstract

The major goal in constructing a culturally aware classroom was to enable students to make their own image without the deficit label. The curriculum centers on the exploration of the students' own ideas of culture and identity in American Sign Language and English through several projects cumulatively representing the "Museum of Me." At the same time, the curriculum attempts to avoid the common misconceptions about Deaf people and its history. Based on the evidence from anecdotal notes, rubrics, checklists and student generated artifacts; the students gained the empowerment and academic security in identifying their cultural identity through sharing and linking

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