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Teaching deaf students to understand perspective across content areas


A bilingual curriculum relating to the teaching of perspective in multiple subject areas was designed and implemented for this thesis. The curriculum uses two languages, ASL and English, to expose deaf students to varying types of perspective in art, mathematics, language arts, history, and in the social context. This curriculum moves from looking at perspectives with objects, to fictitious characters, to real people in the past, and finally to perspective in the students' lives. The results of the implementation show that using this curriculum can improve students' ability to understand how a character's perspective can influence the way s/he perceives a situation in children's literature and their ability to solve conflicts in the social realm

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