Courtney Paulsen “Through Deaf Eyes” 1. Over 90 % of deaf people have parents who can hear. 2. True False : Deafness is always hereditary. 3. What did Thomas Gallaudet claim to be his mission in life? To bring the gospel to people who could not hear. 4. Thomas opened the first school for the deaf in America, who was his head teacher, and what did he bring? His head teacher was Laurent Clerc, from France, and he brought French sign language to the United States. 5. What language had the greatest influence on ASL? French language 6. Why did A.G. Bell not agree with deaf people using sign language? He thought that signing prevented deaf people from learning to speak 7. What teaching method became popular next, and what was its focus? The Oralist method, its focus was to teach children to speak. 8. A.G bell was also known to go to school boards and/or state legislatures to argue what? He argued that ASL was a language borrowed from France and that sign language was not supportive of American society.
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