All Around the World, Intermediate-Mid, ASL 202, Lab 06

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All Around the World, Intermediate Mid


The lab will start off with some conversation starters having to do with numbers, each prompt has a quantitative aspect involved. During the main activity lab students will get to learn each other's experiences in other countries, focusing on country similarities. Students will learn more about culture and customs in countries other than their own. 

Proficiency Level:



Country, Countries, Numerical, Numbers, Customs, Tradition

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards

Standard 1.1- Students use American Sign Language to engage in conversations and provide information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

Standard 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of American Deaf culture.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

COMM 1.1- Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.

COMM 2.1- Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

CONN 1.2- Relate information studied in other subjects to the target language and culture.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can sign topics that are unfamiliar to me.
  • I can exchange information on other countries and my personal experiences with them.
  • I can use conversational strategies to convey information with non-American Deaf individuals.

Materials Needed:


1.  Students will pick a Conversation Starter card, sign it to the group and talk within the whole group until the conversation dies off, encourage students to talk further about the card

"Pick a Conversation starter card, sign the question to the group and discuss the question."

2. Students will explain their answer the the rest of the group. 

"Explain your answer to the group". 

Main Activity

1.  Students will start on one of the spaces marked with a star, with the goal being to get to the other star. 

"Today we will be playing a game." 

2.  Each student will take a turn rolling the dice and moving forward on the spaces.

"Take turns rolling the dice. You will move forward the spaces that you roll."

3.  Once the students land on a space, they will sign the country they landed on using the key and draw a purple card.

"When you land on a space, sign the country you land on. Draw a purple card." 

4.  The group will discuss the purple card, but make sure they fully expand upon the question. Encourage the group to discuss for a full 3 minutes.

"Discuss the purple card, expanding on the question." 


Ask the following questions to finish the lab: 

1. How do we feel about the can do statements?
2. Do you feel comfortable signing about other countries traditions and customs?

End of lab:

• Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence. 
(Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.) 
• Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
• Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can sign topics that are unfamiliar to me.
  • I can exchange information on other countries and my personal experiences with them.
  • I can use conversational strategies to convey information with non-American Deaf individuals.

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