How the 1st School for the Deaf was Established in America

How the 1st School for the Deaf was Established in America

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  • No Schools for the Deaf in the United States
  • How can i help? Should we find other deaf people everywhere?
  • She can't communicate, what should i do? there's no one to teach deaf people.
  • Encounter of Laurent Clerc and Thomas Gallaudet
  • *signing*We teach deaf students using manual communic-ation!
  • Clerc's invitation for Gallaudet
  • He is using hand formations and facial expression to communicate!
  • The neighbor of Thomas Galluadet, Mason Cogswell, had a daughter that was deaf, but there as no school that allow for her education. But then they gathered enough support from their community, and Galluadet was sent to Europe to learn about deaf education.
  • Voyage to America
  • We can teach each other our native languages and help each other out with communication!!
  • In Europe, after being dispelled by Brainwood academy, a popular school for the deaf, Gallaudet is introduced to Clerc, a deaf teacher, by Abbe Sicard, member of the Parliament and head of the deaf school in Paris.
  • Public, Legislative, and Financial Support
  • *interpreting*They just donated $5,000!!
  • *signing*We've raised enough money to start a school for the deaf!
  • In order to help, Clerc invited Galluadet to attend classes for the deaf at an institution in Paris, where Clerc obtained his deaf education.
  • The American School for the Deaf
  • Although Gallaudet was given private lessons by Clerc, Galluadet invited Clerc on a voyage overseas back to America to assist on establishing a school for the deaf. During the trip, Clerc and Galluadet taught each other their language.
  • Clerc and Galluadet raised money from the public by bearing speeches to different states. In addition, the Connecticut General Assembly donated money to help build the foundation of deaf education.
  • On April 15, 1817, the first school for the dead in America was opened. People with a range of ages would go to study and learn ASL. American Sign Language starting developing and was later introduced as a real language.
  • *signing*Today we will learn introductions...
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