The story of how American Sign Language (ASL) came to be is almost mythic. In the early 19th century, a hearing American reverend, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, met a Deaf French educator, Laurent Clerc, who agreed to come to the United States and help establish the first school in America to use sign language to teach deaf children.
Endorsed for the latest (2015) syllabus to help your students prepare for their examination and enhance their enjoyment of English. This title has been written for the latest IGCSE First Language English (0500 and 0522) syllabuses, for first teaching from 2013 and examinations from 2015, - Develops the skills necessary to become a better reader and writer - Offers detailed advice and preparation for the examination - Teaches skills for successful writing of essays and coursework assignment.
As America passed from a mere venue for English plays into a country with its own nationally regarded playwrights, William Dunlap lived the life of a pioneer on the frontier of the fledgling American theatre, full of adventures, mishaps, and close calls. He adapted and translated plays for the American audience and wrote plays of his own as well, learning how theatres and theatre companies operated from the inside out. Dunlap's masterpiece, A History of American Theatre was the first of its kind, drawing on the author's own experiences. In it, he describes the development of theatre in New York, Philadelphia, and South Carolina as well as Congress's first attempts at theatrical censorship.
The First World War was the most destructive conflict the world had known with scarcely a family throughout the UK and Commonwealth being untouched by the terrible slaughter of such battles as the Somme, Ypres and Gallipoli. In this 132-page special from the team behind Britain at War magazine, the key events that shaped the war are brought sharply into focus. The war in the air, the war at sea; the enormous effort by the countries of the Empire are all discussed, as are the major battles on the Western Front and in the Middle East.
This book is a study of the literary strategies which the first professional philosophers used to market their respective disciplines. Philosophers of fourth-century BCE Athens developed the emerging genre of the "protreptic" (literally, "turning" or "converting"). Simply put, protreptic discourse uses a rhetoric of conversion that urges a young person to adopt a specific philosophy in order to live a good life. The author argues that the fourth-century philosophers used protreptic discourses to market philosophical practices and to define and legitimize a new cultural institution: the school of higher learning (the first in Western history).
The little known story of perhaps the most productive Congress in US history, the First Federal Congress of 1789–1791. The First Congress was the most important in US history, says prizewinning author and historian Fergus Bordewich, because it established how our government would actually function. Had it failed—as many at the time feared it would—it's possible that the United States as we know it would not exist today.
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Teacher's Guide includes tests: 152 exercises • keys to the tests