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Vocabulary Builders In Sign Language: American History/Government

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An introduction to sign vocabulary that is specific to American history and government. Many interpreters, teachers, and students are unfamiliar with specialized sign vocabulary because the concepts occur infrequently in daily communication. In this video a Deaf professional signs vocabulary related to his field of expertise. The signs being demonstrated are commonly accepted by the Deaf community, but may not be the only sign for a specific word. Signs often vary across the country, so viewers are encouraged to confirm that signs used in this video are those used in their area/region of the country. Where appropriate, more than one sign or combinations of signs are demonstrated in this video for the same English word.

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    Madelyn P. (West Covina, CA)
    November 8th, 2017 at 03:20 PM

    A great video which gives a comprehensive list of words and their conceptually accurate signs. I love the vocabulary builders series!

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    Anonymous (Staten Island, NY)
    June 8th, 2015 at 09:04 AM

    I found this to be very helpful to prepare for the American History class I will be interpreting. Thanks for the review of history terms.