Did you know that there are over 200 distinct sign languages in the world! Yup, 200 and counting!
As you will learn from communicating with Deaf people and in Deaf History classes. Deaf people who communicate using sign language are so proud of their history! Here in the United States, Deaf education plays a significant role-if not the most significant role-in the foundation of American Sign Language (ASL). Actually, ASL is most closely related to French Sign Language due to the intense history between the French, "Institut National de Jeunes Sourds de Paris," and Thomas Gallaudet the co-founder of the American School for the Deaf. However, sign language is just one part of Deaf Culture.
Your turn, share what you have learned about the history of sign languages.