Sign Language: Tell Me – Without Words

Imagine you want to tell me you love me, but I am not able to hear your words. How might you communicate that idea to me? (Awww – thank you. That worked.) Many people are never able to hear (or even speak), but they are able to talk with friends and family using a special language – ASL.

  • Let’s watch someone use that language to sing/sign “American the Beautiful.” …
  • What did you notice? What sign did they use for “America?”
  • Do you know anyone who has trouble hearing?
  • Let’s learn a few basic signs – and see if we can use only sign language for one dinner each week.

ASL performer steals the show during Super Bowl national anthem

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