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Sign-Me-A-Story
Summary: 

Linda Bove, the deaf actress all children know and love from Sesame Street, introduces children to a new way of communicating - American Sign Language. First Linda teaches some simple signs, then she and three other performers act out two familiar fairy tales using these signs. Both hearing impaired and hearing children will enjoy the stories because, in addition to the sign language, there is narration, action, and original music throughout. The live actors perform in an artwork setting, giving this unique video a charming storybook look.

Author: 
Linda Bove
Imprint: 
Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf, 1987
NAD 42nd Biennial Convention Highlights
Summary: 

A collage of media footage from the National Association of the Deaf Convention held July 4-10, 1994 in Knoxville, TN. It features scenes from meetings, workshops, forums, and a variety of events including the College Bowl and the Miss Deaf America Pageant.

Author: 
National Association of the Deaf
Imprint: 
Silver Spring, Md.: National Association of the Deaf, 1994
Selected Signs Around the World
Summary: 

The purpose of this tape is to illustrate the signs for shoes, sandals, tomatoes, eggs, flowers, apple, wrapped hard candy, television, cheese, hot dog, fireman, onions, carrots and socks used by people in the following 16 countries: Australia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Namibia, Pakistan, Quebec, Sweden, Thailand, U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. One or more people from each country will present the sign concept for each picture presented before proceeding to the next one.

Author: 
Dennis Cokely
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1990, 2012
Signs Around the World: Quebec, Canada, India and United States
Summary: 

Each of the individual countries in this series features male and female Deaf signers. Each country tape has three sections: a personal introduction section; a vocabulary section (pictures are shown to the signers after which they give the sign); and a narrative section (a videotaped ASL story is shown to the signers which they are asked to repeat in their native sign language).

Author: 
Dennis Cokely
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD : Sign Media, Inc. , 2012
Alphabets Around the World
Summary: 

Provides a sample of various manual alphabets used in 18 selected countries around the world. It illustrates some of the differences and similarities between them. Each of the individuals featured in this tape is Deaf and is from the country indicated. Each alphabet is presented 3 times - once at full speed, once in slow motion and again at full speed. Prior knowledge of a given countries’ alphabet would be useful. Alphabets from the following countries are included: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Chana, Italy, Japan, Namibia, Pakistan, Quebec, Thailand, United States, U.S.S.R., and Venezuela.

Author: 
Dennis Cokely
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1990, 2012
Signs Around the World: Australia, France and Thailand
Summary: 

Each of the individual countries in this series features male and female Deaf signers. Each country tape has three sections: a personal introduction section; a vocabulary section (pictures are shown to the signers after which they give the sign); and a narrative section (a videotaped ASL story is shown to the signers which they are asked to repeat in their native sign language).

Author: 
Dennis Cokely
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD : Sign Media, Inc. , 2012
Colors Around the World
Summary: 

The purpose of this tape is to illustrate some signs for selected colors used by Deaf people in 16 different countries around the world. All signers will demonstrate the citation form of the sign for a given color before proceeding to the next color. The colors featured are: red, white, yellow, brown, black, orange, silver, gold, dark blue, light blue, pink, dark green, light green, purple and gray. The countries represented are Australia, Chilie, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Namibia, Pakistan, Quebec, Sweden, Thailand, U.S.A. and U.S.S.R.

Author: 
Dennis Cokely
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1990, 2012
Countries Around the World
Summary: 

This tape presents signs used by Deaf people in different countries to refer to their country. Signs were compiled through interviews with Deaf people from different countries, foreign Sign Language interpreters, members of the U.S. Deaf Olympic team, and participants at the “Deaf Way.” Please note: there may be regional or geo-political variations of signs within a given country that differ from the signs presented on this tape. The country signs are presented in geographic groupings.

Author: 
Adan Penilla
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1991
The Bart and Amy Show: Good Morning Muffin Mouse
Summary: 

The Comprehensive Educational Resource Center at the Tennessee School for the Deaf produced this series of programs. Bart and Amy are signing bears made by Quiet Bears in Ventura, California. They read aloud and sign books. The purpose of the program is to provide a high interest method of introducing books to pre-school and elementary level children. The program is designed to be a catalyst for reading and conversation between parent and child and for classroom discussion. *Books are available to accompany each DVD.

Author: 
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Imprint: 
Knoxville, TN: Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2013, 1988
Four for You Volume 1
Summary: 

Aesop’s fables and timeless fairy tales are told in ASL and performed by Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill. Each fable is presented twice: first in a storytelling format and secondly in a dramatized version using minimal sets and props. The fairy tales are told by one of the talented members of the troupe. The five volumes in the set include:
Volume 1:
Fables: The Sun and the Wind
The Mice and the Weasels
The Bear and the Bees
The Fox and the Crow
Fairy Tales: The Tortoise and the Hare
The Three Little Pigs
Bonus Story: The Twelve Princesses

Author: 
Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1988, 2012
Four For You: Volume 2
Summary: 

Aesop’s fables and timeless fairy tales are told in ASL and performed by Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill. Each fable is presented twice: first in a storytelling format and secondly in a dramatized version using minimal sets and props. The fairy tales are told by one of the talented members of the troupe. The five volumes in the set include:
Fables: The Friends and the Wallet
A Raven and a Swan
The Goose and the Golden Egg
Doctor Toad
Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk
The Three Bears
Bonus Story: The Farmer and His Three Sons

Author: 
Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1988, 2012
Four For You: Volume 3
Summary: 

Aesop’s fables and timeless fairy tales are told in ASL and performed by Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill. Each fable is presented twice: first in a storytelling format and secondly in a dramatized version using minimal sets and props. The fairy tales are told by one of the talented members of the troupe. The stories told include:

Fables: The Fox and the Grapes
The Birds, the Beasts and the Bats
The Cock and the Fox
The Fox Without a Tail
Fairy Tales: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Rapunzel
Bonus Story: The Twelve Princesses

Author: 
Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1988, 2012
Four For You: Volume 4
Summary: 

Aesop’s fables and timeless fairy tales are told in ASL and performed by Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill. Each fable is presented twice: first in a storytelling format and secondly in a dramatized version using minimal sets and props. The fairy tales are told by one of the talented members of the troupe. The stories told include:

Fables: The Lion and the Mouse
The Wolf and the Jackass
Three Bullocks and the Lion
The Dog and His Reflection
Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel
The Frog Prince
Bonus Story: The Farmer and His Three Sons

Author: 
Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1988, 2012
Four For You: Volume 5
Summary: 

Aesop’s fables and timeless fairy tales are told in ASL and performed by Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill. Each fable is presented twice: first in a storytelling format and secondly in a dramatized version using minimal sets and props. The fairy tales are told by one of the talented members of the troupe. The stories told include:

Fables: The Wolf and the Shepherd Boy
The Fox and the Stork
The Old Lion and the Fox
The Milkmaid and Her Pail
Fairy Tales: Rumpelstiltskin
Little Red Riding Hood

Author: 
Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1988, 2012
American Freedom Speeches
Summary: 

Includes excerpts from ten historic freedom speeches given by famous Americans are presented in ASL:
- Preamble to the Constitution
- Bill of Rights

- Patrick Henry ("...give me liberty, or give me death!")
- Abraham Lincoln ("Four score and seven years ago...")
- Susan B. Anthony ("It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens...")
- Franklin D. Roosevelt ("...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself...")
- John F. Kennedy ("Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country")
- Martin Luther King ("I have a dream...")
- Cesar Chavez ("We are men locked in a death struggle against man's inhumanity to man...")
- Jimmy Carter ("...human rights is the soul of our sense of nationhood.")
- Geraldine Ferraro ("...I proudly accept your nomination for Vice President of the United States.")

- Pledge of Allegiance

An accompanying instructor's notebook contains a biography of the individual (at two reading levels-upper elementary and secondary), a brief background of the speech that provides an overview of the historical period during which the speech was delivered, a copy of the full speech highlighting the video translation, discussion question and further resources also available.

Author: 
Sign Media, Inc.
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, 1994
Educational Interpreting Practice Elementary Level: MCE, DVD 11
Summary: 

Produced by Boys Town National Research Hospital, these Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) DVDs will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings. The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.” Elementary students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language with or w/o interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, Neb.: Boys Town Press, 2007
Educational Interpreting Practice, Secondary Level- ASL, DVD 10
Summary: 

Produced by Boys Town National Research Hospital, these Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) DVDs will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings. The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.” Secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language with or w/o interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Bible Fun with American Sign Language.  Friends and Play: Teacher's Guide
Summary: 

Do you teach Sunday School or Bible lessons? Want to incorporate fun lessons about God and Jesus at home or on the go? This great little book has lessons, activities, and ideas for using everyday signs to share and learn the Word. When using American Sign Language, Bible stories come to life and lessons are hidden away in the heart, ready for understanding and easy recollection later.

Commonly used, everyday signs are incorporated in five different lessons about friendship, manners, obedience, cleanliness, and learning God’s Word.

The Friends and Play manual was written from a non-denominational, evangelical perspective. The Bible versions referenced were taken from the New International Version and King James Version; however, no direct quotes were used, but summarized with reference to the passage. This was done so any Bible version that the reader uses will be applicable.

Each lesson includes songs, videos, poems, books, discussion topics, activities, and crafts so you can provide a complete multisensory learning experience.

Actual Christian signs are not taught in the Guide or on the DVD, however, there are references to online websites that help visually learn Christian signs.

Author: 
Two Little Hands
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 2011
Happy Signs Day
Summary: 

Happy Signs Day teaches useful signs that are used throughout the day to allow young children to express their needs. This DVD features 3-D animation together with children who are learning to sign. The accompanying quick reference guide goes along with the signs introduced in the DVD: bib, eat, more, drink, all done, toothbrush, coat, hat and dog.

Author: 
Language Tree
Imprint: 
Orange County, CA: Language Tree, LLC, 2006
Happy Signs Night
Summary: 

Happy Signs Night eases the transition from day to night by improving communication by teaching young children how to express their needs through Sign Language. This DVD features 3-D animation together with children who are learning to sign. The accompanying quick reference guide goes along with the signs introduced in the DVD: play, cat, bath, comb, song, book, love and sleep.

Author: 
Language Tree
Imprint: 
Orange County, CA: Language Tree, LLC, 2006-2008

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