Education: Lesson Details


1. To learn about the biographical history of Laurent Clerc, Thomas Gallaudet and Mason Cogswell and understand their respective motivations regarding deaf education.

2. To assess the cultural and religious climate in the United States in the early nineteenth century and specifically how Protestantism influenced deaf education policies and practices.

3. To consider how the usage of language describing the deaf and deaf education has evolved over time from 1810 to the present.

4. To examine the contract between Clerc and Gallaudet to determine its significance with regard to religion and Clerc’s responsibilities as a deaf educator.