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American Sign Language II

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Week Dates
Week 20 Jan. 22 - 26
Week 21 Jan. 29 - Feb. 2
Week 22 Feb. 5 - 9
Week 23 Feb. 12 - 16
Week 24 Feb. 19 - 23
Week 25 Feb. 26 - Mar. 2
Week 26 Mar. 5 - 9
Week 27 Mar. 12 - 16
Week 28 Mar. 19 - 23
Spring Break Mar. 24 - Apr. 1


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Week 20

# Assignment Point Value
20.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

10
20.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
20.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
20.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
20.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
20.6r Attend at least one Deaf community activity of your choice this semester. 30
Due the last day of school (June 7th). Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of May 1st.
20.7k 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 7th). Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of May 1st.
20.8e Avoiding taking on too much:
Record yourself signing an explanation of the meaning of the expression: "Don't bite off more than you can chew."
10
20.9e

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
20.10e Life Skill:
1. Cook dinner for your family. (Get help as needed.)
2. Record yourself showing your culinary creation and signing the following:
a. What you made for dinner; Example in gloss: SPAGHETTI WITH ICE CREAM FOR SAUCE, I FINISH COOK.
b. Why you chose that meal or dish; Example in gloss: WHY? SPAGHETTI EASY COOK, AND ICE CREAM TASTE GOOD ON SPAGHETTI.
c. How it went; Example in gloss: COOKING FINISH EASY, BUT NOW MY FAMILY HATE ME.
10
20.11e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
20.12r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 21

# Assignment Point Value
21.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

10
21.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
21.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
21.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
21.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
21.6e To Water:
Record yourself signing an explanation of the meaning of the expression: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."
10
21.7k 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
21.8e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
21.9r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 22

# Assignment Point Value
22.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

10
22.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
22.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
22.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
22.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
22.6e Best Day & Worst Day:
1) Record yourself signing an explanation of the best day of your life (so far) including why it was your best day.
Example in gloss: MY BEST DAY SO-FAR, WHAT? LIZ, I FINISH MEET.
2) Record yourself signing an explanation of the worst day of your life (so far) including why it was your worst day.
Example in gloss: MY WORST DAY SO-FAR, WHAT? I FINISH DIE TWICE.
10
22.7e Record yourself signing the answer to the following question: Is it better to be given a fish or to learn how to fish? 10
22.8e Record yourself signing an explanation of the meaning of this quote from Abraham Maslow: "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." 10
22.9r Story Time Quiz: February 1st (in-class assignment) 10
22.10e Silent Start (in-class assignment)
10
22.11r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 23

# Assignment Point Value
23.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

10
23.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
23.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
23.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
23.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
23.6r 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
23.7r 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
23.8r

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
23.9k 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
23.10e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
23.11r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment)
20

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Week 24

# Assignment Point Value
24.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

10
24.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
24.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
24.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
24.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
24.6r Story Time Quiz: Three Deaf Flowers (in-class assignment). 10
24.7r 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
24.8r 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
24.9k 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
24.10e Traveling Abroad:
1. Record yourself signing three sentences about you traveling to three 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.
Example 1 in gloss: JAPAN, I FINISH MOVE THERE, HOW? AIRPLANE. I MOVE, REASON? SUSHI CHEF, I FINISH BECOME.
Example 2 in gloss: NORWAY, I WANT GO, FOR FOR? LIZ'S GRANDMOTHER, VISIT. GO HOW? SUBMARINE.
 
24.11e Silent Start (in-class assignment)
10
24.12r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 25

# Assignment Point Value
25.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

10
25.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
25.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
25.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
25.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
25.6r 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
25.7k 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
25.8e Genealogy:
Ask your parents about your family history (either biological or adoptive), and record yourself explaining it in ASL.
Example in gloss: MY MOM'S FAMILY FROM PHILIPPINES. MY DAD, HIS ANCESTORS FROM (list of 5) ENGLAND, FRANCE, IRELAND, DENMARK, VIKING.
10
25.9e Silent Start (in-class assignment)
10
25.10r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 25

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Week 26

# Assignment Point Value
26.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

10
26.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
26.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
26.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
26.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
26.6k 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
26.7k Deaf Inappropriate Attire: 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
26.8e Silent Start (in-class assignment)
10
26.9r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 27

# Assignment Point Value
27.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

10
27.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
27.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
27.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
27.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
27.6k

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
27.7e

Practice Song Interpretation:
Practice signing the song that you will interpret for the final exam.

10
27.8e Silent Start (in-class assignment)
10
27.9r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 28

# Assignment Point Value
28.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

10
28.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
28.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
28.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
28.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
28.6k 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
28.7e 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
28.8e Practice Song Interpretation:
Continue to practice signing the song that you will interpret for the final exam.
10
28.9e Silent Start (in-class assignment)
10
28.10r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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