Dr. Hani Awadallah School, Paterson, NJ

Dr. Hani Awadallah School, Paterson, NJ

Created by Dr. Hani Awadallah School, Paterson, NJ

Artists: Rama, Shahd, Mohammad, Qassam, Bassam

Title: Thomas Edison in Sign Language

Teachers: Mrs. Petsu-Lagunes and Mrs. Francess

Theme: Things You Didn’t Know About Edison

Materials and techniques: We used felt and cut out the hand signals used in sign language to spell his name. We added details with paint and oil pastels.

Did you enjoy this project? Our group really enjoyed working together on this project.

About: Our artwork is based on the little known fact that Thomas Edison was deaf. He went partially deaf when he was young due to a high fever but lost the rest of his hearing after a train accident.