thank you for being able to get one of the best tutors in all of Paris to help my daughter
Hi Cogswell im am very excited for our new adventure with each other
Gallaudet goes to Braidwood Academy
Will you let me use your teaching methods at my new school?
I'M NOT SHARING ANYTHING WITH YOU UNLESS YOU GIVE ME MONEY FOR EACH STUDENT ENROLLED!!!!
Gaulladet and Clerc meet
I would like to be a teacher at your new school.
in 1817 thomas was on a voyage when he met Thomas cogswell and his dughter Alice. Alice was deaf and there was no school in her community so she had no way to communicate. Gallaudet realized that there was no way for deaf people in america to communicate. Later he went on a journey to france where he would see Laurent clark.
The voyage back
this is not ample time teach me on the voyage back.
Fine i will teach you what you need to know.
In France he went to Braid-wood academy to see some of the studying methods used to teach deaf students. the braid-wood family were unwilling to give up their teaching methods and the price was much too high for them to pay.
The school opens
Later on Gaulladet goes to Paris and goes to the french institute for the deaf and meets two of the the deaf assistants Jean Massieu, and Laurent Clerc. Laurent Clerc want to go back and teach at the new school, so he leaves and goes with Gaulladet.
Clerc tried to teach him everything that Gaulladet needed to know before the trip back home but Gaulladet insisted that it wasn't. Clerc then taught him almost everything that he needed to know in the 55 day voyage back.
On April 15, 1817 the first school for the deaf opened. the first person to enroll was Alice.
Alright Alice, you're our first student.
The school impacted the society in many ways. The main thing that it did was gave a place for the disabled to feel welcomed. It gave them a chance to learn just as well as those who could hear. The deaf didn't have to travel far to learn, they could do it from the comfort of their own state.