Sign Word List: talking with your hands listening with your eyes - ch.14 - cities, states, countries, and governments
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AMERICAN

(as in "origin from America")

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AMERICAN (as in "origin from America")


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English Sentence

As a young girl, Alice Cogswell, inspired her neighbor, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, to devote his life to educating the deaf and to create the American School for the Deaf. She and six other deaf children were the first students to attend the American School for the Deaf in 1817.

ASL Gloss

LITTLE DEAF GIRL NAME A-L-I-C-E C-O-G-S-W-E-L-L MET NEIGHBOR HIS NAME T-H-O-M-A-S H. G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T. HE FASCINATED HER. YEAR 1871 HE ESTABLISHED AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR DEAF. SHE AND SIX OTHER STUDENTS FIRST ENTER A-S-D

English Sentence

Thomas H. Gallaudet was a minister, educator, and co-founded the first school for the deaf called the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut. Gallaudet University was named in honor of him in 1894.

ASL Gloss

T-H-O-M-A-S H. G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T HIMSELF MINISTER TEACHER HE CO- FOUNDED FIRST RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL U-S CALLED AMERICAN SCHOOL DEAF A-S-D WHERE? HARTFORD C-O-N-N. YEAR 1894 GALLAUDET COLLEGE NAMED AFTER HIM.


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