A young man named Thomas Gallaudet met a young girl named Alice Cogswell. Seeing as she was deaf but very eager to learn new things, this inspired him to learn more about deaf culture and the language as a whole.
I would love to teach your daughter and help educate her.
Traveling to Paris, he went on to meat Laurent Clerc, convincing him to come back to the states to teach as a all american deaf school. With some resistance he went to teach at the states.
come to the states to help me teach deaf culture.
Sailing across the sea for 53 days, Clerc taught Gallaudet fingerspelling for when he returned to the states. Arriving at the states they started looking for fudning for their school, becoming the first deaf school to receive money funding.
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Finally they opened the first school for the deaf on April 15, 1817 called, " American School for Deaf" Alice Cogswell being the first enrolled students along with seven others. Gaullaudet being principal and Clerc head teacher.
I can finally learn more and easier!
Clerc went on to teach for 50 years educating many deaf and hearing people of ASL. Despite never going to college he received many degree's for his teaching skills and impact in deaf culture and language.
Today we are going to learn how to count 1-100.
Because of there curiosity and will to learn more about sign language and want to teach it, deaf and hearing people can now communicate to one another easily and have no boundaries for conversation.