It's Deaf History Month!

Last week I braved the library with all four kids so our 9yo Doodlebug could attend Homeschooler’s Day. They had invited the principal of the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in to show us a little sign language and teach us about what it is like to be deaf. His ‘lecture’ was wonderfully entertaining and educational!
Since it is Deaf History Month I thought I would share with you some of the videos we will be exploring today!
Starting with our ABC’s!
YouTube – ABC song/ASL alphabet – American version.

Here Ashley Michele starts her five part lessons in sign language. She lost her hearing at two years old.
 
WestwoodASL.com has great video lessons! The first set is free, then other modules are only $5 each! You have access to the module for 180 days, making it a great idea for summer learning.
Do you know of a fun sign language resource or craft? Link up in the comments!

2 thoughts on “It's Deaf History Month!

  1. Sara says:

    That’s so great that your kids were able to be exposed to someone who has a different skill set than them.
    If you’re interested in some Christ-centered sign language lessons, you should visit Bill Rice Ranch’s website. http://www.billriceranch.org/publications/index.php?cat_id=32&catname=%27Deaf%20Ministry%20Resources%27 They have written and DVD resources available.
    Both my hearing impaired brother and deaf sister have attended their summer camp for the deaf, and I have used their resources.

  2. AdrienneMay says:

    I don’t know of any resources. When I was in grade school I had a really cool teacher in 3rd grade that taught us familiar stories in sign language. We did little red riding hood and the 3 little bears and etc. I still remember most of the signs today almost 20 years later.

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