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Week 20 Jan. 23 - 27 89 - 93
Week 21 Jan. 30 - Feb. 3 94 - 97
Week 22 Feb. 6 - 10 98 - 103
Week 23 Feb. 13 - 17 104 - 108
Week 24 Feb. 20 - 24 109 - 114
Week 25 Feb. 27 - Mar. 3 115 - 119
Week 26 Mar. 6 - 10 120 - 126
Week 27 Mar. 13 - 17 127 - 131
Week 28 Mar. 20 - 24 132 - 136
Spring Break Mar. 25 - Apr. 2  


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Week 20

# Assignment Point Value
89 Avoiding taking on too much:
Type an explanation in ASL grammar, explaining the meaning of the following expression: "Don't bite off more than you can chew." Sign your explanation in front of a mirror preparatory to signing it in class.
Example: PHRASE QUOTE DON'T BITE MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW MEANING WHAT? ...
10
3rd period due: Wed. 7th period due: Wed.
90

Food Pyramid:
Here are examples of what an ideal, balanced diet should look like, with the lower, wider sections of the food pyramid showing foods you should eat a lot of and the higher, smaller levels of the pyramid showing foods you should eat sparingly: example 1, example 2, example 3. Draw an awesome food pyramid showing your actual diet (example 1, example 2, example 3). This may be done on the computer or hand drawn.

10
3rd period due: Thu. 7th period due: Thu.
91 Life Skill:
1. Cook dinner for your family. (Get help as needed.)
2. Take a selfie of you with your culinary creation. Email me the photo, or print it out.
3. Report the following to the class in ASL:
a. What you made for dinner; Example: SPAGHETTI WITH ICE CREAM FOR SAUCE, I FINISH COOK.
b. Why you chose that meal or dish; Example: WHY? SPAGHETTI EASY COOK, AND ICE CREAM TASTE GOOD ON SPAGHETTI.
c. How it went; Example: COOKING FINISH EASY, BUT NOW MY FAMILY HATE ME.
4. Type out the gloss of your answers for #3 above and turn it in with the photo.
10
3rd period due: Fri. 7th period due: Fri.
92 Silent Start (in-class assignment). 10
93 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

 

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Week 21

# Assignment Point Value
94 To Water:
Type an explanation in ASL grammar, explaining the meaning of the following expression: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." Sign your explanation in front of a mirror preparatory to signing it in class.
Example: PHRASE QUOTE HORSE, YOU CAN LEAD THERE WATER, BUT DRINK, FORCE CAN'T. MEANS...
10
3rd period due: Wed. 7th period due: Wed.
95 ASL Art Contest:
Create a work of art that is centered around a sign from ASL or around an aspect of Deaf culture. You may use any school-appropriate medium. Pieces will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
1. Does the artwork focus on an ASL sign or an aspect of Deaf culture?
2. Is the sign or cultural aspect clearly portrayed?
3. Do the aesthetics and technique show significant effort?
20
3rd period due: Fri. 7th period due: Fri.
96 Silent Start (in-class assignment). 10
97 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20


# Digital Learning Day: Friday, 3 February 2017 Point Value
DLD1

Watch this merry Youtube video and answer the following:
1. How do the characters sign "wish"?
2. How do the characters sign "merry"?
3. How do the characters sign "kin"?

Watch this interpretation of John Lennon's "Imagine" with the captions on. Notice the captions are in ASL gloss. Answer the following:
4. How does the signer interpret the word, "no"? How is that different than the sign we learned this week in class?
5. What hand shape does the signer use when signing "try"?
6. What hand shape does the signer use when signing "sky"?
7. What hand shape does the signer use on her dominant hand when signing "country"?
8. What hand shape does the signer use when signing "imagine"?

Watch this interpretation of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World", and answer the following:
9. What motion does the signer use when signing "think"?
10. How does the signer sign "wonderful" differently than what we learned this week in class?

Type your answers and email them to the instructor as a PDF today along with the homework that is due today. There is no new homework assignment because of the weekend.

11. Record yourself signing an original sentence that uses three signs from this week's ASL 2 vocabulary list.
Example in gloss: I FINISH SAW BOTH TEENAGER AND ADULT.
Email your short video to the instructor.

20
3rd period due: Today: Friday, 3 February 2017 by email 7th period due: Friday, 3 February 2017 by email

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Week 22

# Assignment Point Value
98 Best Day & Worst Day:
1) Type a brief explanation in ASL grammar of the best day of your life (so far) including why it was your best day. Practice signing your explanation in front of a mirror.
Example: MY BEST DAY SO-FAR, WHAT? LIZ, I FINISH MEET.
2) Type a brief explanation in ASL grammar of the worst day of your life (so far) including why it was your worst day. Practice signing your explanation in front of a mirror.
Example: MY WORST DAY SO-FAR, WHAT? I FINISH DIE TWICE.
10
3rd period due: Wed. 7th period due: Wed.
99 Type an awesome answer to the following question in ASL grammar: Is it better to be given a fish or to learn how to fish? Sign your answer in front of a mirror preparatory to signing it in class. 10
3rd period due: Thu. 7th period due: Thu.
100 Type an epic explanation in ASL grammar that explains the meaning of the following quote from Abraham Maslow: "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." Sign your explanation in front of a mirror preparatory to signing it in class.
Example: PHRASE QUOTE IF ONLY HAMMER YOU HAVE FINISH, ALL PROBLEM FACE+SAME N-A-I-L MEANS...
10
3rd period due: Fri. 7th period due: Fri.
101 Story Time Quiz: February 1st (in-class assignment). 10
102 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
103 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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Week 23

# Assignment Point Value
104 Apologize:
Watch this awesome youtube video and answer the following:
1. What does the signer sign at the beginning of the song before he starts interpreting the lyrics?
2. How does he interpret "It's too late to apologize"?
3. Do you think this guy is deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing?
10
3rd period due: Wed. 7th period due: Wed.
105 Love Story:
Watch this epic youtube video and answer the following:
1. How does the signer interpret the English lyric "baby" (time index 1:16)?
2. Describe the name sign she uses for "Romeo" (time index 1:01).
3. How does the signer sign "yes" (time index 3:30)?
4. Evaluate the quality of this interpretation; is she a good signer?
10
3rd period due: Thu. 7th period due: Thu.
106

All I Want:
Watch this legendary youtube video and answer the following:
1. During the first part of the video with the split screen (up till time index 1:06), is the woman using ASL or English sign (MCE)?
2. What English signs can you pick up in this video?
3. What is the woman signing about Deaf people (beginning at time index 1:06) when there is nothing about deafness in the song the man sings?
4. Why do you think I'm having you watch signed music videos? (Hint: F____ E____)

10
3rd period due: Fri. 7th period due: Fri.
107 Silent Start (in-class assignment). 10
108 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment).
20

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Week 24

# Assignment Point Value
109 Story Time Quiz: Three Deaf Flowers (in-class assignment). 10
110 Story of My Life:
Watch this splendid youtube video and answer the following:
1. Type in gloss how the signer signs the opening line, "Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain." (0:15)
2. How does the signer interpret the lyrics: "time is frozen"? (1:11)
3. How does the signer sign that the colors on the walls can't be changed? (1:35)
4. How does the signer interpret the lines, "I give her hope. I spend her love until she's broke inside"? (2:37)
5. Do the signers interpret this song word for word or conceptually? Is that good or bad?
10
3rd period due: Thu. 7th period due: Thu.
111 Somebody that I Used to Know:
Watch this cool youtube video and answer the following:
1. What sign does the signer use as a conjunction between the lines: "Told myself that you were right for me" / "But felt so lonely in your company"? (0:33) (The signer does not sign "but".)
2. Describe the sign for "addicted" used in the line starting at time index 1:02.
3. Describe the sign for "cut me off" used in the line starting at time index 1:33.
4. How does the signer sign the line, "Reading into every word you say" on the train? (2:50)
5. What sign is she signing in the restaurant with one hand right at 3:20 that is not sung in the English song?
6. Do you think these signers are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or hearing?
10
3rd period due: Fri. 7th period due: Fri.
112 Songs:
Type a list of three song choices that you are considering for the song you will interpret as part of your final exam. Email me a link to a video of each of the songs your are considering. You do not need to include the song lyrics on your list, just the titles.
10
3rd period due: Next week Wed. 7th period due: Next week Wed.
113 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
NA Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

In-class activities February 23rd & 24th

# Assignment Point Value
114

Watch the following videos, and answer the accompanying questions.

Deaf President Now (9:28)

1. What was DPN?
2. How many days did the protests continue before the board capitulated?
3. What is Dr. I. King Jordan's mantra or message?
4. What hand shape does he use when signing "important"?

Children of Deaf Adults (9:41)

5. What is a CODA?
6. What are some of the experiences that are unique to codas?
7. What would be some advantages of being a coda?
8. What would be some disadvantages of being a coda?

Voice Off (12:45)

9. What is one problem Awti points out with signing and voicing at the same time (sim com)?
10. How does Awti sign "disabled"?
11. What does he recommend that Deaf parents do with their hearing children?
12. Why can it be difficult for Deaf parents to "voice off" with their codas?

Hearing Privelege (7:46)

13. How does Awti sign "privilege"?
14. What is Awti's message about using "hearing privilege"?
15. In what ways might discrimination experienced by ethnic minorities such as African Americans be similar to discrimination experienced by Deaf persons, and in what ways might it be different?

Growing Up Coda (4:19)

16. What technologies that we now have could have helped Meliza in the first scenario?
17. What is unrealistic about the second reenactment in the video?
18. Has the final scenario ever happened with you and your parents, and if so, how did you find your parents?
19. What challenges have you faced growing up with your LD(s) that may be different than the experience of other people your age?

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Week 25

# Assignment Point Value
115 Play the States 2 - Intermediate level on this website and print a screen capture of your results. This is in preparation for the vocabulary quiz. WARNING: You will need a computer to play this game because it will not work on your ipad. 10
3rd period due: Wed. 7th period due: Wed.
116 Traveling Abroad:
1. Type five (5) sentences in ASL grammar about you traveling to five different countries from this week's ASL 2 vocabulary list (one place per sentence). They can include countries you have been to, where you would like to live, etc. Include why you were there or why you would like to go there. Also include your mode of transportation. Be ready to sign your sentences to the class for full credit.
Example 1: JAPAN, I FINISH MOVE THERE, HOW? AIRPLANE. I MOVE, REASON? SUSHI CHEF, I FINISH BECOME.
Example 2: NORWAY, I WANT GO, FOR FOR? LIZ'S GRANDMOTHER, VISIT. GO HOW? SUBMARINE.

10
3rd period due: Thu. 7th period due: Thu.
117 Mystery Flag:
Print, email, or draw the national flag of a country on this week's ASL 2 vocabulary list. Do NOT disclose which nation the flag represents. We will guess the country in class in ASL.
10
3rd period due: Fri. 7th period due: Fri.
118 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
119 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 25

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Week 26

# Assignment Point Value
120 Attend at least one Deaf community activity of your choice this semester. 30
Due the last day of school (June 6th). Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of May 5th.
121 Type a 250-word paper on your experience at the Deaf community event you attend. Example paper 20
Due the last day of school (June 6th). Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of May 5th.
122 Deaf Appropriate Attire
Wear a shirt to school that is appropriate for a Deaf social event (i.e. a shirt that does not distract from your sign language). Typically, such shirts have only one or two colors and have no big logos, overly bright colors, or distracting patterns. You only need to wear the shirt one day this week, not all week long.
10
3rd period due: Wed. 7th period due: Wed.
123 Genealogy:
Ask your parents about your family history (either biological or adoptive), and type two sentences in ASL grammar explaining it.
Example: MY MOM'S FAMILY FROM PHILIPPINES. MY DAD, HIS ANCESTORS FROM (list of 5) ENGLAND, FRANCE, IRELAND, DENMARK, VIKING.
10
3rd period due: Thu. 7th period due: Thu.
124 Travel Games:
1) Play European Level 2 Advanced Beginner on this website and print a screen capture of your results. This is in preparation for the vocabulary quiz.
2) Play Asian Level 2 Advanced Beginner on this website and print a screen capture of your results. This is in preparation for the vocabulary quiz.
10
3rd period due: Fri. 7th period due: Fri.
125 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
126 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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Week 27

# Assignment Point Value
127 Deaf Inappropriate Week: Wear a shirt to school that is appropriate for school but inappropriate for a Deaf social event (i.e. a shirt that distracts from your sign language). Typically, such shirts have big logos, overly bright colors, or distracting patterns. You only need to wear the shirt one day this week, not all week long. 10
3rd period due: Wed. 7th period due: Wed.
128

Choose one of the following to do:
1) Economization of Language: Research what the "Economization of language" is and type a definition in your own words. Cite your source(s) for full credit.
2) Iconic vs. Arbitrary Signs: Research what is the difference between "iconic" and "arbitrary" ASL signs and type an explanation in your own words. Cite your source(s) for full credit. Give an example of an iconic sign and an example of an arbitrary sign.

10
3rd period due: Thu. 7th period due: Thu.
129

Lyrics and/or Link:

Link: If there is a Youtube video of your chosen song with a good quality ASL interpretation, email the link to the instructor.

AND/OR

Lyrics: Carefully copy and paste lyrics of the song you have chosen to interpret as part of your semester final exam. Do NOT email the lyrics to me; bring a triple-spaced printout of the lyrics to class. We will be glossing the lyrics together in class, so you should bring the lyrics to class every day until the final exam.

10
3rd period due: Fri. 7th period due: Fri.
130 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
131 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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Week 28

# Assignment Point Value
132 Review of ASL Parameters:
1) Find online what the five ASL parameters are and give a definition for each.
H__________: (definition)
O__________: (definition)
L__________: (definition)
M__________: (definition)
E__________: (definition)
2) Which of the five ASL parameters do some argue is not a parameter?
3) If Mr. Stamps had his druthers, what sixth parameter would he add?
10
3rd period due: Wed. 7th period due: Wed.
133 Mystery Occupation:
Dress as a person in one of the professions from the vocabulary list and describe what you do for your job to the class WITHOUT telling them what your occupation is. See if the class can guess your profession. Your clothes must follow the school dress code.
10
3rd period due: Thu. 7th period due: Thu.
134 Song Lyrics:
Continue to practice signing the lyrics of the song you will interpret for the final exam. Circle all the words and phrases you don't know how to sign.
10
3rd period due: Fri. 7th period due: Fri.
135 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
136 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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