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Helen Keller

About the Helen Keller Lesson

This is a lesson about Helen Keller and her challenges.

• to describe and discuss some of Helen Keller?s accomplishments.

• to discuss other aspects of Helen Keller?s life.

Suggested Grades
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Helen?s story is an amazing one that shows how a person?s determination can help him or her to overcome life?s obstacles. Her story shows how a person can turn a difficulty into an incredible story of hope.

When Helen was only 19 months old, she had a fever that left her both blind and deaf. Before she lost her vision and her hearing, Helen had just begun learning how to speak. After she lost her vision, she still had a memory of what it was like to see light. It was very difficult for her to lose her capabilities, and she became frustrated. She did not know how to communicate effectively with others.




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