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I Saw The Sign
Actions speak the loudest words. For many years, sign language has been the main form of communication for those unable to hear or speak. Understand the nuances of sign language through this challenge!
Section
Rovers, Scouts, Ventures
Estimated Time Required
2 hours
Days Left
Ends Today!
Challenge Peroid
31 May 21 - 13 Jun 21
You Will Need
  • Computer with internet access
  • Camera/Webcam
Before You Begin...
Please make sure you follow all prevailing safe management measures. These challenges are designed so that they could be completed with no physical contact with others.
Instructions

Use the following resources to learn basic American Sign Language (ASL)[1]:

https://www.dummies.com/languages/american-sign-language/signing-for-dummies-cheat-sheet/
https://www.verywellhealth.com/sign-language-basics-1048473

You may also use other online resources to learn ASL such as YouTube.

Sign the words/phrases and complete as many as possible:

[1] – ASL was chosen as online resources are more readily available. If you prefer (or know) Sign Language in other countries (e.g. Singapore) please feel free to use them! But do include your reference materials.

Reflection Questions

1) What were the difficulties faced, if any, when signing the words/phrases?

2) What do you think is the importance of sign language?

3) Have you communicated to anyone using sign language? If yes, share your experience. If no, share what would you do should you encounter a someone who is hard of hearing

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You Will Be Assessed By
  • Accuracy of Sign
  • Smoothness and coherency of Sign
  • Reflection
This challenge counts towards [?]
Interpreter

Possible Criteria:
Carry on a simple conversation on a topic of choice
After a few minutes of study, give a translation of a given sign

This challenge only constitutes partial completion of the badge. Please check with your leaders for more infomation