Thursday, July 21, 2011

Web Site: Deaf Planet

Title:               Deaf Planet
Category:       Web site
Grade:            1-6
Author:          N/A
Illustrator:      N/A
Publisher:       Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf
Date:               2011
Pages:             N/A

Based on the adventures from the Deaf Planet TV show, the site contains video episodes of the show along with games, science simulations and other activities to engage children’s curiosity.  The show is based around a hearing boy who lands on a planet where everyone is Deaf and speaks in sign language, although an audio stream with the verbal dialogue overlies the video.  Activities often include sign, but not in a way to exclude those who do not know it. 

An interesting site targeted primarily toward Deaf children, it is inclusive enough that hearing children will enjoy it too.  Some of the content seemed a little fragmented, but overall the site was fun to play on and contained several educational elements, both about curriculum and about the Deaf.


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