I'm scared about the education of my daughter, we don't have a school for the deaf here. Can you go to England and learn to communicate?
Of course I will. I will put my plans aside until I find a good way to communicate to the deaf.
No I won't tell you anything! It is a secret!
Then I'll go to a school in France.
I'm not very good at Oral Communication, but can you tell me how it works?
I will go to America with you Gallaudet, but under one condition: I will stay there for only 3 years.
Everyone is signing! Clerc will you come to America with me and teach?
That is fine with me!
Gallaudet saw his neighbor, Alice, playing ball alone and came by to say hello. He noticed that she couldn't hear him and therefore deaf. Her dad came outside to ask Gallaudet if he could learn sign language for them in England where there is a school for the deaf.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
This is the English alphabet! I will teach you how to write in English.
When Gallaudet went to study a classroom at the deaf school in England, no one was signing, but using oral communication. He did't like this but wan't to know the secret to their learning. The teachers would not tell him, so he went to another deaf school in France.
Thank you so much for teaching me and Alice sign.
Alice and you Mason were my insperation, so I came back here to show you sign language that Clerc taught me.
At this school Gallaudet saw everyone signing and e liked the teacher, he was good at his job. He asked this teacher Clerc, who is deaf, if he would go to America with him to teach signing. Clerc said yes, but only for three years.
Establishing a School
I'm so glad we were able to make a school for the deaf here!
America now has a place for deaf kids and adults who what to learn to communicate with sign language.
While on the trip to America, Clerc taught Gallaudet sign language. And Gallaudet taught Clerc how to write in English.
And I will teach you how to sign so that you can speak to the Deaf.
Gallaudet when back in America came to Alice and Mason to show them how to use sign language so that they can communicate. With Masons help thye started working on a school.
With the help of Mason, Clerc, and Gallaudet, the first deaf school in America was made. In 1817 April 15th when the school was founded, Alice and many others who were young and old came this school to learn.