What if your whole school used sign language?
What would it look like if all the students in your school used signs to enhance learning?
- What would a typical day in class look like?
- What would the teachers think?
- How would parents react?
- How would it affect bilingual students?
- How would it affect special needs students?
With the help of our friends at The STAR school, a bilingual charter school in Arizona serving the Navajo Nation, you can see how beneficial and fun a school-wide signing program can be!
About this video
The STAR School 3-to-3rd Project infuses both American Sign and Navajo Languages throughout the daily curriculum. This short film, part 1 in a 2 part series, looks at the benefits of using American Sign Language with children age 3 to grade 3. STAR is located on the southwestern edge of the Navajo Nation and serves a majority indigenous population.
This film was written and produced by Rachel Tso made for The STAR School as a part of a free training packet for educators. It is for non-commercial, educational purposes. You are welcome to freely share this film for non-commercial, educational purposes; appropriate attribution appreciated. This was made possible by a grant from The Rural School and Community Trust to the STAR School.
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