Camille Daw, Amber Hoye, Mimi Fahnstrom
Material Type:
High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
  • ASL
  • Conversation
  • Deaf
  • Deaf Culture
  • English
  • Fast Food
  • Food
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    Fast Food, ASL, Intermediate High, ONLINE

    Fast Food, ASL, Intermediate High, ONLINE


    In this activity, students will practice talking about Deaf culture. They will discuss how Deaf individuals order food. Students will also discuss foods that they perceive to be healthy or not healthy.


    Description: Students will practice talking about food choices; what they enjoy eating and what is considered healthy. They will focus on discussing Deaf culture and how Deaf culture is portrayed at fast food restaurants. 

    World-Readiness Standards: 

    • Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations and correspondence in American Sign Language to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
    • Standard 1.2 Students comprehend and interpret live and recorded American Sign Language on a variety of topics.
    • Standard 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of American Deaf culture.
    • Standard 2.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of American Deaf culture
    • Standard 3.2 Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through American Sign Language and Deaf culture.
    • Standard 4.2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the nature of culture through comparisons of American Deaf culture and their own.

    Idaho State 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.
    • CLTR 1.1: Analyze the cultural practices/patterns of behavior accepted as the societal norm in the target culture.
    • CLTR 1.2: Explain the relationship between cultural practices/behaviors and the perspectives that represent the
    • target culture’s view of the world.
    • CLTR 1.3: Function appropriately in diverse contexts within the target culture.
    • CONN 2.2: Analyze the content and cultural perspectives of authentic materials prepared in the target language
    • by or for native speakers
    • CONN 2.3: Compare and contrast cultural similarities and differences in authentic materials.

    Materials Needed: 

    Google Slideshow

    Can Do Statements:

    • I can explain and support my opinion using logical reasoning.
    • In my own and other cultures I can explain the attitudes toward meals, health and fitness.
    • I can understand the logistical adversities of a culture other than my own.


    Warm Up and Main Activity

    Main Activity: Fast Food!
    This week, we'll be talking about fast food and restaurants. 
    Open discussion about fast food and restaurants:

    • Are there any fast food/restaurants you absolutely love that are in your home town that aren't here?
    • How often do you go out to eat?
    • On average, how much do you spend on fast food?
    • Has anyone ever accidentally given you free food? What did you do in that situation?
    • Do you have any traditions with fast food?

    EX: Sarra always went to In-N-Out after going to the beach, have great memories from there :D

    Have students discuss any funny experiences regarding the topic.

    • EX: Arby's finally got my name spelled right when I didn't tell them what it was -Sarra
    • EX: Starbucks purposefully spelled peoples' names wrong one time 
    • EX: My sister has a name that's hard to spell so whenever she goes to Starbucks she uses mine! -Sue

    Have a open discussion about how hearing people go to fast food drive-thru's and restaurants and how that might compare to how the Deaf interact with those. - brainstorm ideas of how Deaf people would do that

    What fast food would Deaf people be able to go to?

    Show videos about Deaf and food industry using the screen share option on Zoom




    Ask students what they think about these?