asl history comic strip project

asl history comic strip project

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how asl came to be in america

Storyboard Text

  • Thomas Gallaudet meets Allice coggswell
  • Thomas Gallaudet was watching Allice coggswell as she plays alone. Gallaudet wonders why she plays alone and finds out why.  She is deaf and can not speak to the others.
  • I wonder why that girl has no one to play with 
  • This poor little girl is deaf I must do something about it
  • Gallaudet meeting the braidwood family to learn asl
  • Gallaudet is visting the Braidwood family to learn how to sign for deaf people, but the braidwood family says no its secret. Frustrated Gallaudet leaves and goes to france 
  • Can you teach sign language so that i may teach my neighbor's daughter who's deaf
  • NO!!! (ITS A SECRET)
  • Thomas goes to france
  • Gallaudet went to a french deaf school to watch a demonstration and meet the priest  Abbe de la eppe. Gallaudet learned under abbe de la eppe and learning french sign language. 
  • can you teach me your sign please my neighbors daughter is deaf.
  • yes we would be happy to show you how to do french sign
  • thomas learns fsl
  • thomas is being taught fsl by the priest and is very rejoiced that it's a top secret anymore. During his time of learning Gallaudet meet larunt clerk who wanted to help him with the school
  • this is how you do the alphabet 
  • Gallaudet and Clerk went  back to America
  •  As Gallaudet and Clerk where on their way back to
  • say apple 
  • affel
  • the school is built 
  • The school was built in 1817. Allice Coggswell was the first student to attend. Years afters more and more Deaf people started to join making it one of the first deaf schools for people in need. The school was called American Asylum at Hartford for the Education and Institution of the Deaf and Dumb.
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