Ridge View High School

Columbia, SC

Grades 9-12, English
Partner(s): Wendi Louise Wimmer
Innovation Grant
2006, Summer

About this Grantee

Combining student creativity with service to the community, Ms. Perry and Ms. Wimmer oversee a production of A Streetcar Named Desire that integrates both sign language and speech. Students research the era, writing, and purpose of the play and analyze the characters. Working with hearing impaired students to improve signing techniques, students write, edit, and produce a forty-five minute performance that integrates sign language with speech. Photography students record the process and create a documentary to share the experience. The project culminates in a community service project for the hearing impaired.

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