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All readings adapted from “Interesting Deaf Americans.” Washington, DC: Gallaudet University.

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Shirley Allen: Follow Every Rainbow

Adapted from Living Legends. Butte Publications, Inc.

John Carlin

Adapted from Interesting Deaf Americans. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University.

Laurent Clerc

Adapted from Interesting Deaf Americans. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University.

Leroy Columbo

Adapted from Interesting Deaf Americans. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University.

Robert Davila: The Diplomat

Adapted from Living Legends II. Butte Publications, Inc.

Juliette Gordon Low

Adapted from Interesting Deaf Americans. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University.

Laura Redden Searing

Adapted from Interesting Deaf Americans. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University.

Luther Haden Taylor

Adapted from Interesting Deaf Americans. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University.

The Influence of Alexander G. Bell

Adapted from Deaf Heritage: A Student Text and Workbook. National Association of the Deaf.

Captioned Television

Adapted from Deaf Heritage: A Student Text and Workbook. National Association of the Deaf.

The Civil War Years

Adapted from Deaf Heritage: A Student Text and Workbook. National Association of the Deaf.

The Early Years

Adapted from Deaf Heritage: A Student Text and Workbook. National Association of the Deaf.

Causes of Hearing Loss

Adapted from Deaf Heritage: A Student Text and Workbook. National Association of the Deaf.

American Sign Language

Adapted from Deaf Heritage: A Student Text and Workbook. National Association of the Deaf.

The National Fraternal Society of the Deaf

Adapted from Deaf Heritage: A Student Text and Workbook. National Association of the Deaf.

The silent angels of Mercy Hospital

The child in the hospital bed was just waking up after having his tonsils taken out. His throat hurt, and he was scared. However, the young nurse standing by his bed smiled so cheerfully that the little boy smiled back. He forgot to be afraid....

Reading ESL

Resource Type: Learning Materials

Biography of Juliette Low

Most people do not know that Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of America, was deaf. She began to lose her hearing when she was 17, and became almost totally deaf in her adulthood. Juliette Gordon was born on October 31, 1860,...

Reading ESL

Resource Type: Learning Materials

Biography of William E. Hoy

In October, 1961, at Crowley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio, an old, deaf gentleman named William E. Hoy stood up to toss out the first ball of the World Series. Most people at Crowley Field on that day probably did not remember Hoy because he had...

Reading ESL

Resource Type: Learning Materials

Biography of Laurent Clerc

Would you believe that the first outstanding deaf teacher in America was a Frenchman? His name was Laurent Clerc. He became a friend of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and together they founded America's first school for the deaf. Laurent Clerc was born in a small village...

Reading ESL

Resource Type: Learning Materials

Biography of Erastus Smith

One of the largest counties in Texas is named for Captain Erastus "Deaf" Smith, a deaf man. Captain Smith was the leader of General Sam Houston's scouts during the Texas Revolution, the war in which Texas won its freedom from Mexico. The county named in...

Reading ESL

Resource Type: Learning Materials

Biography of John Lewis Clarke

In Glacier National Park, which is in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, there once roamed a little deaf Indian boy. He loved to wander in the forest, and made friends with the animals who lived there. Since he loved animals, he would observe them intently...

Reading ESL

Resource Type: Learning Materials

Biography of Douglas Craig

Most people don't know the true story of the little boy who came to be known as Douglas Craig. He was found wandering around the streets of Washington, D.C. He could not hear or speak. He did not know his name or how old he...

Reading ESL

Resource Type: Learning Materials

Biography of Sophia Fowler Gallaudet

Sophia Fowler Gallaudet was the deaf wife of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, who founded the first permanent public school for the deaf in Hartford, Connecticut. She did not allow her deafness to prevent her from leading a full life. She was educated, raised a family, ran...

Reading ESL

Resource Type: Learning Materials

Biography of Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison lit up the world with his invention of the electric light. Without him, the world might still be a dark place. However, the electric light was not his only invention. He also invented the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and over 1,200...

Reading ESL

Resource Type: Learning Materials

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