Studies Curriculum

for Primary & Secondary Schools



These are suggested teaching resources or areas for information;
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All of the resources below are incomplete samples. If you would like access to the full range of teaching resources, please fill out and return the order form. Alternatively please contact Catherine Drew for more information.

Termly Plan Samples:
View Deaf Poetry Term Plan Year 5/6
View Communication Year 10 Termly Plan
View Communication Technology Year 11 Termly Plan

Mid-Termly Plan Samples:
View Storytelling Mid-Term Plan Reception/Year 1
View Deaf Identity Mid-Term Plan Year 1/2/3
View Deaflympics Mid-Term Plan Year 5/6

Lesson Plan Samples:
View Deaf Community & Culture Lesson Plan Year 1/2/3
View Deaf/Hearing Lesson Plan Year 2/3
View International Signs Lesson Plan Year 6


Deaf History;  
Helen Keller
Dr Alexander Graham Bell

Deaf Identity;  
Deaf Poetry
Primary & Secondary Schools see Schools/Units/Services


Communication Technology;

Deaf Community & Culture;
ITV Signed Stories
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People


Deaf History;
*Keller.H et al, The Story of My Life, 1903, New York
*Lee.A, Beginner’s Inrtoduction to Deaf History, 2004, BDHS, England
*Jackson.W.P and Lee.R, Deaf People in History, 1993, BDHS
*Montgomery.G and Dimmock.A, The Hand Of Time, 1998, Scottish Workshop Publications.
*Eriksson.P, The History of Deaf People, 1993, SIH Laromedel

Deaf Identity;
*Montgomery.G, Language for the Eye, 1996, Scotland
*Sutton-Spence.R et al, Analysing Sign Language Poetry, 2005, Palgrave Macmillan
*Poizner.H & S.Klima & Bellugi.U, What the Hands Reveal About the Brain, 1987, The MIT Press
*Stewart.D.A and Luetke.B, The Signing Family, 1998, Gallaudet University Press

Deaf Community & Culture;

*Hodson.L, Every Picture tells a Story, 2003, Hodson
*Gustason.G, Pfetzing.D, Zowolkow.E, Signing Exact English, 1972, Mordern Signs Press


*Wells.G, The Meaning Makers,1986, Heinemann Education Books
*Armstrong.F.D, Original Signs, 1999, Gallaudent University Press
*The Signed English Dictionary, 1975, Gallaudet College Press
*Walker.M, Revised Makaton Vocabulary, 1980, Makaton Vocabulary Development Project

*Signs of our Times;A sign language History of the Deaf Community in Northern Ireland, Deaf Association of Northern Ireland (BDA)
*Deaf Wayy II; Opening Celebation & A Visual Anthology , Gallaudet Unversity, 2004
*Signing Family, BDA
*The Crowded Cottage, signed by young illustrations by J.Miller, University of Edinburgh, 2004
*BSL Academy, An Introduction to BSL Awareness, BDA
*Fingerspelling, Expressive & Receptive Fluency, J.L.Groode, Dawnpictures DVD


Using Numbers in British Sign Language, University of Lancashire