High School English Electives

High School Electives - English

American Sign Language 1a: Introduction

American Sign Language 1a: Introduction


Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most commonly used language in North America? American Sign Language 1a: Introduction will introduce you to vocabulary and simple sentences so that you can start communicating right away. Importantly, you will explore Deaf culture – social beliefs, traditions, history, values and communities influenced by deafness.

Credits: 0.5
Estimated Completion Time: 1 segment / 16-18 weeks

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Unit 1: The Basics
  • Unit 2: Let’s Introduce Ourselves!
  • Unit 3: Express Yourself: Feelings, Colors, & Questions
  • Unit 4: School’s in Session
American Sign Language 1b: Learn to Sign
American Sign Language 2a: Communicating
American Sign Language 2b: Advancing Communication Skills
Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Unleashing the Core of Your Imagination
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ELL Success II
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Intensive Reading: A Universe of Reading
Intensive Reading: Fields of Reading
Journalism I
Mythology and Folklore: Legendary Tales