Body Language for NCRTM
2.3: Explaining the Digestive system
This is an opportunity for you to practice talking in ASL about the digestive system.
Steps to the Process
- View the diagrams and read the information in English
- Video yourself explaining the information in ASL
- View ASL resources about information
- Re-do your explanation in ASL incorporating new ideas.
|The digestive system is made up of the digestive tract—a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus—and other organs that help the body break down and absorb food (see figure). Organs that make up the digestive tract are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine—also called the colon—rectum, and anus. Inside these hollow organs is a lining called the mucosa. In the mouth, stomach, and small intestine, the mucosa contains tiny glands that produce juices to help digest food. The digestive tract also contains a layer of smooth muscle that helps break down food and move it along the tract. Two “solid” digestive organs, the liver and the pancreas, produce digestive juices that reach the intestine through small tubes called ducts. The gallbladder stores the liver’s digestive juices until they are needed in the intestine. Parts of the nervous and circulatory systems also play major roles in the digestive system.
Use the above information (or more sites from the links on the web) to create an explanation of the digestive system. Focus on the broader information. Don't sweat the details.
Create your ASL explanation as if you are talking to an imagined target audience.
Post your reflection in the Discussion Forum on 2.3: Digestive System under the questions under Working with Object: First Attempt
An Explanation of the Digestive system by Nigel Howard
After having viewed the ASL videos, re-do your own explanation in ASL. Try to incorporate some of the new ideas that you saw.
Post your reflection in the Discussion Forum on 2.3: Digestive System under the questions under Working with Self: Second Attempt
Use these reflections to help focus your viewing of the resources in the next section.