comic strip for asl

comic strip for asl

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  • Dr. Mason Fitch Cogswell's family
  • Gallaudet Meets Alice
  • Gallaudet Goes to France and Meets Clerc
  • Dr. Cogswell had a beautiful baby girl named Alice. He loved her with all his heart. Alice was labeld deaf early on, due to spotted fever.
  • Arriving in the States
  •  Alice was on the playground and was feeling lonely.Gallaudet knew what it was like to be alone, because he was constantly sick. He decided to teach her the word hat by drawing it in the dirt.
  • Clerc Meets Alice
  • Gallaudet went to a public demonstration to learn more about deaf teaching. While he was there, he met Laurent Clerc who was also intrigued by sign language. Clerc volunteered to accompany Gallaudet on his journey to open a school for the deaf in the states.
  • School Opens
  •  They were on the boat Mary Augusta for 51 days and during that time they both learned different skills from each other. Once they got to the states, Gallaudet and Clerc set out to raise money for the school.
  • Clerc met Alice Cogswell and her dad. Their meeting went really well and Gallaudet's gamble paid off. This gave Clerc some reassurance.
  • On April 15 ,1817 the American Asylum for the Instruction of Deaf and Dumb opened. Alice Cogswell was the first person to enroll in the school. Clerc and Gallaudet both got to teach classes about sign language.
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