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Resolving Conflicts

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Title:

Resolving Conflicts

URL:

https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/76301/overview

Content Source:

Other
OER Commons
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In this intermediate mid to intermediate-high ASL activity, students will practice discussing the concept of time in American Sign Language. They will also focus on discussion time conflicts through interpersonal conversations. The activity asks students to each select a prepared card that includes the details of their assignment and serves as a guide to keep the students on task as they converse. A Google slide show is included to walk the teacher and student through each step of the activity.

Note: This lesson was created to use in an online environment but can easily be adapted to the face-to-face classroom.

Content Standard(s):
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: 9-12
Level III
1) Exchange information on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in a variety of time frames.

a. Exchange basic information about self, others, and special interests.

b. Ask for and provide information on familiar topics.

c. Use ASL to handle tasks related to personal needs.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • describe, discuss and participate in conversations using previously-learned information.
  • communicate basic information such as name, age, location of school and hobbies that they are involved in.
  • ask others participating in conversation about themselves and current happenings.
  • use ASL to express feelings such as hunger, thirst or to ask for directions.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Deaf people tend to stand or sit in a way so that everyone can see each other.
  • appropriate turn-taking in conversations.
  • appropriate ways to ask questions, especially if students do not understand something.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • participate successfully in conversations with members of the Deaf community using ASL.
  • describe the importance of face-to-face conversation.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • ASL can be used to engage in conversations to share information.
  • interpersonal communication requires the knowledge of linguistic elements.
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: 9-12
Level IV
1) Communicate and share on familiar and new topics in various time frames and moods.

a. Initiate, maintain, and conclude a conversation on various topics.

b. Use ASL to communicate about subjects of particular interest to students.

c. Use ASL to communicate with Deaf peers from the local community/school to identify similarities and differences.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • initiate, maintain, and conclude a conversation on current events in the target language.
  • communicate in the target language about subjects of interests, e.g., entertainment, sports, technology.
  • communicate with Deaf peers from the local community/school to identify similarities and differences, e.g., routines, recreation, family, and school.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • strategies to initiate, maintain, and conclude a conversation by using the appropriate vocabulary and non-manual markers.
  • the use of ASL discourse, space and cultural considerations that affect communication.
  • markers of different registers.
  • markers of different time frames.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • communicate in various time frames.
  • communicate using different registers.
  • communicate.
  • communicate about different topics and subjects of interest.
  • use their communication skills to gain information about similarities and differences with Deaf peers.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • ASL can be used to engage in conversations to share information.
  • interpersonal communication requires the knowledge of linguistic elements.
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: 9-12
Level IV
4) Explain perspectives through practices of the Deaf culture.

a. Explain how behaviors in the Deaf culture relate to and reflect different types of relationships.

b. Interact through role-play in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar environments.

c. Participate in activities enjoyed by Deaf peers and examine the social norms associated with these activities.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • explain how behaviors such as expressing affection during greetings and farewells reflect different types of relationships.
  • interact through role-play in a variety of environments, e.g., employment, social, or educational.
  • participate in activities and examine the social norms, e.g., time, personal space, and exchanging personal information.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how greeting, leaving, and exchanging information show different types of relationships, e.g., family, friends, or professional.
  • appropriate cultural behaviors for communicating in different environments.
  • the social norms of the Deaf community so they can participate in activities.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • greet, leave and exchange information using various types of activities related to the appropriate relationship.
  • address other appropriately.
  • interact in various environments using appropriate communication and social skills.
  • identify, explain, and use social norms of the Deaf community to participate in activities appropriately.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • the Deaf community is also part of the American community.
  • Therefore, they function in both the American culture and the Deaf culture.
  • the basis of Deaf culture lies in its visual orientation.
  • An ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
  • recognizing the different practices in the Deaf community can lead to a better understanding of their viewpoints.
Tags: American Sign Language, ASL, Communication, Conflicts, Interpersonal Conversations, Invitations, Schedules, Time
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Author: Chrissy Roe