Helen Keller

biography


Helen Adams Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama USA on June 27 1880 to Mr. Arthur H. and Mis. Kate Adams Keller. Her profession was a writer.
She was the first person who was both blind and deaf who learned how to communicate with people and she was educated and fought for the right of others.
Helen was born a healthy child but her parents discover that she was stricken by a fever at the age of nineteen month. Her sickness caused her to become deaf and blind.
the blindness and the deafness make her life difficult because she couldn't create any contact with the people around her because she didn’t hear them or see them. she also couldn't talk because she couldn't hear herself or see how people talk.
she felt like she stuck in a darkness and silence world. ))
when she was seven years old her father sends a letter for Michael Anagnos who lives in Boston and founded the high-school for blind children. Mr. Anagos got the letter and send Ann Sullivan to help her. _ואן.jpgAnn was with her 51 years from the start when she came to help her until she died in 1936. Ann taught her how to talk, read Braille, write (and also she taught her that everything in the world have a name). She spelling the letter on helen's hand and connected them to words.
When she was 14 years old she learned on
Rate Hamson- School for deaf and dumb students. Then she moved to school for a normal girls on Cambridge that help girls to be ready to entrance exams for college.
she went to learn on Radcliffe college and Ann help her to graduate the study with honors.
she wrote a biographybook about her life, she lectured for the American foundation for the blind and she try to raised money for this foundation
Helen had a double challenge. Helen couldn't see. Helen couldn't hear. Did she give up? No. She tried harder. True, she had a wonderful teacher. She had a dedicated family. She had a strong will. She was a dreamer and she succeeded. She not only learned in a regular College, she finished her degree in excellence in French and German.
Helen wouldn't stop there. She became a lecturer, she changed the law to help other blind people. She became their spokesperson for all those who couldn't speak.
She became their voice, their light.

Id card



Full Name: Helen Adams Keller

Parents’ Names: Arthur H. and Kate Adams Keller

Year of Birth: June 27th, 1880

Where Born: Tuscumbia, Alabama USA

Location: Tuscumbia, Alabama USA

Profession: writer

What she is famous for: (Innovation)

She was the first person who was both blind and deaf who learned how to communicate with people and she was educated and fought for the right of others.




interview

1. How old you were when your parents discover your sickness?
A. I was born a healthy child but my parents discover that I was stricken by a fever at the age of nineteen month.
2. What did your sickness cause you?
A. My sickness caused me to become deaf and blind.
3. How does the blindness and the deafness make your life difficult?
A. I couldn't create any contact with the people around me because I didn’t hear them or see them. I also couldn't talk because I can't hear myself or see how people talk. I can only recognize people by touching their face and their cloth.
I felt like I was stuck in a darkness and silence world.
4. How do you deal with the difficulty?
A. I couldn't deal with it because no one understands me. When I didn’t get what I wanted I started to scream and kick. In addition I became spoiled because my parents felt bad for me so they let me do always what I want.
5. Does anyone help you?
A. Yes, I was seven years old when my father sent a letter for Michael Anagnos who lives in Boston and founded the high-school for blind children. Mr. Anagos got the letter and sent Ann Sullivan to help me.
6. How long have you known her?
A. I have known her 51 years from the start when she came to help me until she died in 1936, when I was 56 years old.
7. What did Ann Sullivan teach you and how?
A. She taught me how to talk, read Braille, write and also she taught me that everything in the world has a name. She spelled the letter on my hand and connected them to words.
8. Where did you study?
A. When I was 14 years old I learned at Rate Hamson- School for deaf and dumb_לימודים.jpg students. Then I moved to a school for normal girls on Cambridge that help girls to be ready for entrance exams for college.
I went to learn at Radcliffe college and Ann helped me to graduate the studied with honors.
9. What do you do nowadays?
A. I write a biography book about my life, I lecture for the American foundation for the blind and I try to raise money for this foundation.
10. What is your wish for the future?
A. My wish for the future is to found a school for blind children and give them aidsto study like other normal children. They will able to enjoy and achieve in their life with less complications and more comfort.


speech

Ladies and gentlemen
We gathered here today for a wonderful reason – to open the elementary school for the blind. Here we hope to educate children to have the foundations of normal school life, while teaching them according to their special challenge. Hopefully, in the future, they will be able to join their friends in regular schools and become good students despite their special needs.
We are calling this institute in memory of Helen Keller as she is an inspiration for both the students and their teachers.
Helen had a double challenge. Helen couldn't see. Helen couldn't hear. Did she give up? No. She tried harder. True, she had a wonderful teacher. She had a dedicated family. She had a strong will. She was a dreamer and she succeeded. She not only learned in a regular College, she finished her degree in excellence in French and German.
Helen wouldn't stop there. She became a lecturer, she changed the law to help other blind people. She became their spokesperson for all those who couldn't speak.
She became their voice, their light.
Even though she couldn't see, she brought light to others and we hope to do the same right here.
May these children learn her ways and succeeed.

rationale

The teacher chose to write about Women of Valor. We chose to write about Helen Keller because she was wonderful women and she can be model for imitation for other people. We can learn from her how to not give up and how to overcome what we think that is impossible. In addition Helen did a lot for the blind community, she fought for their rights. We can see that she wanted the best for everyone and she didn’t care only about herself. Helen became very famous because she was the first blind and deaf person who succeeded in her life so much and this is how we heard about her.

reflection

Reflection:
  1. We learned that when something is difficult for us we can't give up and we will overcome on it.
2. It has improved our:
£searching skills
£summarizing skills
ýwriting skills
ývocabulary level
£English language skills
3.What was difficult for you in the paper?
There were words in Hebrew that we didn't know how to say them in English or how to spell them.
a. Did you have enough time for the paper?
Yes.
b. Did you get enough help and support from your teacher?
Yes, thank you.
c. Did you understand the instructions?
yes
d. Were the assignments clear and fair?
yes
5. Choose one of the following:
I enjoyed working on this project because The subject that we chose was very interesting and we learned a lot from Helen Keller. In addition
I have a wonderful partner and I like to work with her.


bibliography


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