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Winning, losing, and learning through sports
Together in the dorms: Community life at boarding school
Trades and Training for Boys
State School in an Expanding Nation
Segregated Schools in the post-war South
Lincoln signs act of congress to authorize Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind to confer degrees
Little Paper Family: Deaf students turn to newspapers and magazines
Home away from home: Schools for the Deaf
Home Skills – Training in sewing, cooking, and hairstyling
From Asylum to School: Families pool their resources
Family ties: Deaf children away at school get creative for writing to parents
Classroom learning for Deaf students
After school: Extracurricular activities at Gallaudet
A place of our own: the first permanent school for deaf children
A solemn responsibility, a cup of consolation
A language shared by hand and heart: Laurent Clerc brings sign language from Paris
National Deaf Life Museum
History Through Deaf Eyes
Formation of a Community
Westward expansion, industrial growth, new transportation systems, and increased government, church, and individual support of public education in the 1800s made it possible to establish schools for deaf children throughout the nation.
Deaf children attended residential schools and often lived at the “asylum” many months of the year. Schools became the place where children and adults formed a Deaf community, shared a visual language and common experiences.
Lincoln signs act of congress to authorize Columbia Institution for the Deaf ...
A language shared by hand and heart: Laurent Clerc brings sign language from ...
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