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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
Little Paper Family: Deaf students turn to newspapers and magazines
Lincoln signs act of congress to authorize Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind to confer degrees
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
After school: Extracurricular activities at Gallaudet
A language shared by hand and heart: Laurent Clerc brings sign language from Paris
A place of our own: the first permanent school for deaf children
A solemn responsibility, a cup of consolation
National Deaf Life Museum
History Through Deaf Eyes
Formation of a Community
Classroom learning for Deaf students
Deaf students, like most hearing students, learned reading, writing, mathematics, and science in the classroom. Teachers also discussed local and national news. For many students, teachers were the primary source of information about world events.
At the American School for the Deaf, students sat in a half-circle so they could see one another while signing and speaking.
American School for the Deaf
“Be Quiet!” in a school for deaf children, that command meant put your hands down and clasp them together. These students at the North Dakota School for the Deaf look as if they just got the word.
Students sat in rows in this classroom and many others.
State Historical Society of North Dakota – C1293 c.1904
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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