Helen Keller

Week 14: Helen Keller

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Read K – 3:  Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson & Raul Colon OR  A Picture Book of Hellen Keller by David Adler OR View Helen Keller by Nest Entertainment

4 – 8: Disney’s The Miracle Worker (actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg)

 

Discuss:

  • How did Hellen Keller become deaf and blind? (from illness as a baby)
  • When Helen was young, why was she so angry all the time? (couldn’t communicate very well)
  • In what ways was Annie Sullivan a great teacher? (didn’t give up even when Helen was mean to her; taught her how to talk, read, and even speak; was there for her for almost 50 years)
  • Why was Helen Keller so famous? (writer; 1st deaf/blind person to graduate from college)
  • What disability did Annie have? (difficulty seeing)

Questions for Grades 4 – 8: 

  • What were some poor ways Helen’s parents corrected her? (very spoiled; gave her candy to calm her down, let her throw tantrums to get her way)
  • Why did Annie want to take Helen off by herself to another house? (so she could be trained without her parents’ interference)
  • What happened to Annie Sullivan’s brother as a child? (he died)

Activities:

K – 1: Blindfold your child and have them walk around your house in a safe place.  Hand them various items and see if they can identify them by smell or touch.  Create vibrations on your table or floor by dropping things on them.  See if your child notices the vibrations.  Then have your child color in this worksheet: http://www.newchurchvineyard.org/lord/healing-our-blindness/activities/Coloring-Page_Helen-Keller-And-Annie-Sullivan-At-The-Water-Pump.pdf

2 – 3: Blindfold your child and have them walk around your house in a safe place.  Hand them various items and see if they can identify them by smell or touch.  Create vibrations on your table or floor by dropping things on them.  See if your child notices the vibrations.  Helen Keller had to read in Braille.  Next have your student write his/her name in Braille using this site for help: http://www.afb.org/beginbraille/book.asp?ch=appc  Then have your student try to figure out the riddles written in Braille on this same site. (Scroll down the site to find the riddles.)

4 – 6: Choose at least 2 worksheets from this pdf file for your student(s) to complete: http://www.famouspeoplelessons.com/h/helen_keller.pdf

7 – 8:  Complete the following worksheets: http://www.grammar-worksheets.com/essays/printable/helen.keller.pdf

Copyright May 18th, 2016 by Gwen Fredette

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