SCAVENGER HUNT WEEK ONE #DHM17 - Hearing and Speech Agency


Every year Deaf History Month is celebrated from March 13 to April 15 to commemorate landmark events in Deaf history. On March 13, 1988, The Deaf President Now movement succeeded, placing I. King Jordan as the first Deaf president of Gallaudet University. On April 8, 1864, President Lincoln signed the charter for the first college for the deaf, which later was renamed Gallaudet University: this day is known as Gallaudet Charter Day. On April 15, 1817, the American School for the Deaf opened its doors, marking the first public school for the deaf in American history.

To celebrate Deaf History Month, HASA is launching a month-long scavenger hunt challenge! Just check in on our blog and social media every week for the next installment. Don’t forget to share your achievement with us using the hashtag #DHM17 on social media!

For the week of March 13: GET YOUR NOSE IN A BOOK!

There are a lot of books out there about Deaf history and culture: some about people, some about places, some about the history of sign language, some fiction, some non-fiction… the possibilities are endless! Your challenge for this week: go to the library and check out a book on Deaf history or culture. Take a picture of the cover and share it on social media with the hashtag #DHM17 or email it to us at for us to post!

Don’t know where to start? The New York Public Library compiled a list of compelling reads for Deaf History Month, as did Start ASL. We also recommend Signing Naturally Units 1-6 for those just starting to learn ASL. It's the book that we use for our ASL Classes here at HASA

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