BCIC Lesson Plans
Introduction to Bliss 101 Lessons
produced by Blissymbolics Communication Institute - Canada (BCIC)
These ten lessons were completed in 2008 - created by Shirley McNaughton (Blissymbolics specialist) and Kristina Ottosen (programmer).
They were made available on the BCI website within a Moodle platform that enabled instructors to study at their own rate, complete assignments and receive feedback as to their work.
At this time, it is not possible to support the Moodle platform, nor to provide ongoing instruction. The 10 Lessons comprising ‘Bliss 101’ are now offered as a lecture series along with the set of Resources referenced throughout ‘Bliss 101’.
Shirley McNaughton is available via email for questions or discussion.
There is no fee for downloading the Lessons. However, should you find them helpful for your purposes and decide to read past Lesson One, we request that you register your name, location, and motive for reading Bliss 101. We will enter your information on our digital mailing list. As a non-profit charity, we would appreciate a donation toward our work with Bliss users/alumni (See www.blissymbolics.ca to learn about our organization). In December, we will send you our annual report along with a reminder that donations are welcome.
I hope you enjoy learning about Blissymbolics!
Shirley McNaughton C.M., Ph.D.
Chair, Blissymbolics Communication Institute - Canada
Eyes, ears, knees and toes. This lesson starts at the top and works through all of the symbols for a basic understanding to parts of the body.
In this lesson we learn all about people. Mom and Dad, Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, child and adult. Nouns, pronouns, adjectives personal use and descriptors.
Greetings! Hello. Goodbye. Please, thank you and sorry. These are the social things we need day to day.
In this lesson we also cover how the symbols are assembled to display the thought or emotion that the user is communicating.
Verbs, the words the work for us. To begin our study of verbs, we need to look back at the symbol for man
Adjective or adverbs...they "add" to a word to change what it says or does.
Nouns, names, the proper names. This is the introductory to Nouns in Bliss-words
Let's make words form sentences. This lesson brings us the basics of Grammar
This lesson is a powerful way to EXPAND you Blissymbolics and what you can say!
In this lesson we look at the way we question and then answer using Bliss-words and symbols
The Past, the Present and the Future. How Bliss relates to Time