Author:
Mimi Fahnstrom, Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Brenna McNeil, Emma Wilkinson
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Countries
  • Game
  • Heritage
  • Similarities
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, Sign Languages

    ASL 202 - Country Game - ONLINE

    ASL 202 - Country Game - ONLINE

    Overview

    Students will work in a small group to discuss a variety of topics through the lens of comparing different countries. These discussions will be facilitated through a board game, and ASL vocabulary will be embedded.

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    Country Game

    Description: Students will work in a small group to discuss a variety of topics through the lens of comparing different countries. These discussions will be facilitated through a board game, and ASL vocabulary will be embedded.

    Proficiency Level: 

    Intermediate

    Keywords: Heritage, Countries, Similarities, Game

    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 1.3 - Students present information, concepts, and ideas in American Sign Language to an audience of viewers on a variety of topics”

    • “Standard 3.1 - Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through American Sign Language”

    Idaho Content Standards for World Languages: 

    • “COMM 1: Interact with others in the target language and gain meaning from interactions in the target language”

    • “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”

    • “COMT 1.2: Discuss personal preferences in activities and events both within and beyond the classroom”

    • “COMT 2: Interact and collaborate in communities and the globalized world both within and beyond the classroom”

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements: 

    • I can converse about topics that are unfamiliar to me.

    • I can exchange information on other countries and my personal experiences with them

    • I can understand the difference between statements and questions in people's conversations.

    Materials Needed: 

    Conversation Starter Cards (Canva Link)

    Country Game Board 

    Warm Up

    Warm-up

    1. Students will pick be privately sent a Conversation Starter question, sign it to the group and talk within the whole group until the conversation dies off

    2. Encourage students to talk further about the card

    3. These cards are different than the normal Conversation Starters because they either have a number in the question itself or in the answer

    4. Note: the cards on canva aren’t easy to copy paste, so they are typed out in a separate document for convenience.

    Main Activity

    Main Activity

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

    2. Once the students land on a space, they will sign the country and question.

    3. The group will discuss the question, but make sure they fully expand upon the question

     Encourage the group to discuss for the full 3 minutes.

     

    Feel free to share this link with students. There's a ton of resources regarding country and city signs on this site! It not only shows the most recent sign for the country, but the old sign, the country's native sign, and famous cities within that country.

    Reference for country signs: aslresource.net

     

    Wrap Up

    Wrap-up

    End of lab: Can-do statement check in..."Where are we?"

    • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence with 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 converse about topics that are unfamiliar to me.

    • I can exchange information on other countries and my personal experiences with them

    • I can understand the difference between statements and questions in people's conversations.