Read about Helen Keller, a deaf and blind woman who fought for the rights of people with vision and hearing problems. Learn how she communicated with others and used this talent to share her ideas and beliefs. Includes letters, memorabilia, and several photographs, plus suggested classroom activities. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on disability awareness and another on “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson.
Learn about Helen Keller in this brief biography that covers the main events and people in her life. At the bottom of the page, there are links to finger spelling, classroom activities, and discussion questions.
This site for younger students helps them learn about Helen Keller during different periods of her life. Includes several photographs of Helen. Links at the bottom include fun facts, quotes, and a recommended reading list.
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan used the manual alphabet to communicate. This page includes a diagram that illustrates how this alphabet works. NOTE: Teachers should restrict students to this page because the home page leads to many message boards.
These sites are about different types of disabilities and answer common questions children have. Learn how visual and hearing impaired people use Braille and American Sign Language. Also covers how the law protects people with disabilities.
Here are lesson plan ideas, activities, and supplemental materials that can be used to teach the play "The Miracle Worker" by William Gibson. There are cooperative learning activities, vocabulary worksheets, an interview with Mr. Gibson, and more. Included are eThemes Resources on Helen Keller and disability awareness.