*Lead a discussion to identify the students’ background knowledge of professions utilizing American Sign Language.
*Discuss other jobs in which ASL might be useful, but not required.
*Discuss which areas of our state might require more jobs using ASL and why.
*Give the students a list of job search engines (such as the Indeed Job Search Site) and ask them to search for American Sign Language jobs across the country.
*Students locate at least five different types of jobs.
*Students list them with the location and tell which certifications, academic requirements, and years of experience are required.
*Each student will identify one job in which he/she has a personal interest.
*Looking at the search engine(s), students find which location(s) has the most jobs.
*Students do a web search to see if there is a Deaf school (K-12) or Deaf University in those locations.
*Report the results in their notebooks/journals.
*Discuss the jobs found.
*Discuss which jobs were most interesting to the students.
*Did they find jobs close to your school location?
*Which certifications, academic requirements, and years of experience were generally required?
*Where were most ASL jobs concentrated?
*Were many jobs/professions in the educational field?