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Let’s Plant a Seed: Improving Expressive American Sign Language Skills Through Science Videos

  • Author(s): Drost, Sara Auden
  • Advisor(s): Jones, Gabrielle
  • et al.
Abstract

Let’s Plant a Seed: Improving Expressive American Sign Language Skills Through Science Videos creates a curriculum to fill a need for science based curricula in young Deaf children. The curriculum aims for preschool age students to engage in the process of growing plants as well as increase their expressive language skills in American Sign Language. The curriculum involves a hands on approach to learning. Video is used to record students’ experiences which provides a language snapshot for teachers, and a window into the classroom for parents. A modified curriculum was created to be accessible for families to do at home, while still providing rich language experiences and hands-on activities.

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