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1 Received from: Dr. Karen Dilka Eastern Kentucky University Date submitted to deafed.net – July 7, 2009 Date submitted to deafed.net – July 7, 2009 To contact the author for permission to use this PowerPoint, please To contact the author for permission to use this PowerPoint, please To use this PowerPoint presentation in its entirety, please give credit to the author. To use this PowerPoint presentation in its entirety, please give credit to the author.

2 Photo/Design from: Alexander Graham Bell by Greg LinderPublished by Capstone Press, 1999

3 Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Bell is born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 3, Alexander Bell is born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 3, 1847.Education: -Univ. of Edinburgh -University College, London

4 The Teacher 1868 Bell begins teaching speech to the deaf at Susanna Hull's school for deaf children in London Bell begins teaching speech to the deaf at Susanna Hull's school for deaf children in London Moving to Boston, Bell begins teaching at the Boston School for Deaf Mutes Bell teaches at the Clarke School for the Deaf in Boston and at the American Asylum for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut.

5 Alexander Graham Bell with teachers and students of the Scott Circle School for deaf children, posed outdoors in Washington, D.C. (photo: commons.wikimedia.org)

6 Gallaudet Strong oral education philosophy (falls into alignment with cochlear implant and residual hearing trends of today) Did not promote deaf teachers due to their lack of speech Major Educational Legacy- AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing-Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking! Oral-manual education philosophy Said to be most responsible for the survival of oral- manual education Promoted deaf teachers, teaching deaf students Major Educational Legacy- The only Deaf Liberal Arts University-Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Bell -vs-

7 Alexander Melville Bell, A.G. Bells father, spent years classifying vocal sounds and developed a shorthand system he called Visible Speech. Alexander Melville Bell, A.G. Bells father, spent years classifying vocal sounds and developed a shorthand system he called Visible Speech. Visible Speech involved every sound being represented by a symbol, with the intention of teaching the deaf to speak by putting these sounds together. Visible Speech involved every sound being represented by a symbol, with the intention of teaching the deaf to speak by putting these sounds together. After spending some time in Boston, lecturing and demonstrating the Visible Speech system, A.G. Bell chose to settle there in After spending some time in Boston, lecturing and demonstrating the Visible Speech system, A.G. Bell chose to settle there in He opened his own school to train teachers for the deaf, edited his pamphlet Visible Speech Pioneer, and continued to study and teach, becoming professor of vocal physiology at Boston University in He opened his own school to train teachers for the deaf, edited his pamphlet Visible Speech Pioneer, and continued to study and teach, becoming professor of vocal physiology at Boston University in VISIBLE SPEECH

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9 The Mentor Bell met Helen Keller in He then began serving as her advocate and even provided occasional financial assistance. Bell met Helen Keller in He then began serving as her advocate and even provided occasional financial assistance. At one point, Bell served as a temporary replacement for Anne Sullivan (Helens teacher and interpreter) upon Kellers request. At one point, Bell served as a temporary replacement for Anne Sullivan (Helens teacher and interpreter) upon Kellers request. Keller expresses gratitude for Bells help and friendship in a letter saying: Keller expresses gratitude for Bells help and friendship in a letter saying: "I cherish ever the many tokens "I cherish ever the many tokens of your love." of your love."

10 The Inventor The idea of transmitting the human voice along a wire came from his love of speech… The idea of transmitting the human voice along a wire came from his love of speech… After much research and trial and error, by 1875 Bell had created a simple receiver that could turn electricity into sound. After much research and trial and error, by 1875 Bell had created a simple receiver that could turn electricity into sound. From there, the From there, the telephone was born… telephone was born…

11 Interesting Facts: As a young man- Starting with the anatomy of the mouth and throat, Bell sacrificed the family cat in order to study the vocal chords in more detail! As a young man- Starting with the anatomy of the mouth and throat, Bell sacrificed the family cat in order to study the vocal chords in more detail! In 1898 Bell succeeded his father-in-law as president of the National Geographic Society. He believed that geography could be taught through pictures! National Geographic Magazine emerged from the Society. In 1898 Bell succeeded his father-in-law as president of the National Geographic Society. He believed that geography could be taught through pictures! National Geographic Magazine emerged from the Society. The Bell Telephone Company was created in Bell owned 1/3 of the 5,000 shares. Stock in the company rose from $50 to over $1,000 a share within three years. The Bell Telephone Company was created in Bell owned 1/3 of the 5,000 shares. Stock in the company rose from $50 to over $1,000 a share within three years.

12 Photo/Design from: Alexander Graham Bell by Greg Linder Published by Capstone Press, 1999

13 References : "Alexander Graham Bell." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition Retrieved May 27, 2009 from Encyclopedia.com: "Alexander Graham Bell." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition Retrieved May 27, 2009 from Encyclopedia.com: nder.shtml nder.shtml nder.shtml nder.shtml Moores, Ronald, F., Educating the Deaf: Psychology, Principles, and Practices (5 th edition). Boston. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. Moores, Ronald, F., Educating the Deaf: Psychology, Principles, and Practices (5 th edition). Boston. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.


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