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"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence" (Helen Keller).
Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. Her father, Arthur H. Keller was a veteran of the military, and was an editor of the local newspaper. Helen Keller was born as a child used to everything, when she was 19 months Helen contracted the disease which the doctors called it "acute congestion of the stomach and brain". After the disease Helen became deaf and blind.


Her father went to Alexander Graham Bell, who was an expert for the Deaf. Alexander helped her connect with the Perkins Institute for The Blind where the manager put her

in touch with Anne Sullivan to teach her to read, write, and speak in order to connect with society. Anne wrote on her hand the word. She used this method again and again to teach Helen more and more words .Helen learned to speak in 1890. She started taking voice lessons at Horace Mann Auditorium in Boston School for the Deaf. She worked hard for 25 years and finally after a long time she learned to speak out loud and people could understand her.



At college Anne came with Helen. She interpreted all the lessons into Braille. In 1904 she graduated with honors. After successfully graduating from college she became a successful writer and wrote many book's for example:"How i wouuld", "friendly settlements before the europena court of human rughts: theory and practice", "the story of my life", "the world i live in". Helen was also a political activist and lecturer. After her death a pre-school for the deaf and hard of hearing was established in her memory and many streets were named after her. There is even a sculpture that was built of her.


Helen Keller has shown us how to be successful in anything in life. She has shown us that through hard work anything is possible. Helen Keller is an amazing woman who aspired to become something that seemed impossible but in the end because of her desire and hard work, she became something even bigger.




Identity card

Full Name: Helen Adams KellerParents' Names: Arthur H. Keller, Kate Adams Year of Birth: 1880Where Born: Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA.Profession: speaker and author.What she is famous for: (Innovation): Helen Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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Interview



1) we know that you weren't born with the disease. How did you deal with it in the early years? It's true that I wasn't born deaf and blind. At the age of 19 months it was discovered a disease described that I had a disease described by doctors as "acute congestion of the stomach and brain", which can be brown or purple meningitis. The disease did not stay long with me but left me deaf and blind.
At the same time I was able to communicate with the cook's daughter who was 6 years old. Until age 7, I had 60 signs in order to communicate with my family.

2) How did the relationship start between you and your therapist?At first I went with my father for advice. The consultant recommended that we contact Alexander Graham Bell who worked with the deaf. Alexander helped me connect with the Perkins Institute for The Blind where the manager put me in touch with Anne Sullivan, an alumna from his school who was visually impaired.Since then, she was the one to help me and we formed a very close relationship.
3) How was Anne Sullivan able to teach you words? She wrote on my hand the word and the first word was doll that she gave me as a present. She used this method again and again to teach me more and more words.
(4Tell us about other things you did in your life? I was a writer and wrote about 14 books in total.
One was an autobiography, the story of my life.
I was also a political activist and lecturer.

5) Can you tell us a bit about Anne Sullivan?Ann lost her sight at age five, When she was ten her mother died and her father abandoned her.
Her brother went to the soup kitchen, where her brother died.
Anne then went to the Perkins Institute for The Blind where we met for the first time.

6) What was your father's profession?
My father was a veteran of the military and was the editor of the local newspaper.

7) How did you learn to speak?

In 1890 I started taking voice lessons at Horace Mann Auditorium in the Boston School for the Deaf. I learned a long time and worked hard for 25 years until finally I could speak out loud and people could understand me.

8) How did you learn at College?
Anne came with me to all the lessons and we I interpreted it all in Braille. In 1904 I graduated with honors.

9) What books did you write?
:"How i wouuld", "friendly settlements before the europena court of human rughts: theory and practice", "the story of my life", "the world i live in"

10) What things were established after you?
A pre-school for the deaf and hard of hearing was established after me. As well as many streets in America are named after me.




Speech



Ladies and gentlemen,

We are here today to present you with an amazing woman who has changed the global perception about people with disabilities. She showed us that anything is possible .She showed us that if we don’t give up you can achieve anything. Because of her, people understand that people who are different from us have an opportunity for self-expression.
Helen Keller was born as a child used to everything, when she was 19 months Helen contracted the disease which the doctors called "acute congestion of the stomach and brain". After the disease Helen became deaf and blind. Through the help of Anne Sullivan, Helen was able to overcome these difficulties and learnt to master such skills as reading, writing, and speaking. She even went on to learnt at University and became a famous writer and speaker.

Helen Keller showed us how to be successful despite the difficulties. Her life has affected the world considerably and caused people to believe in themselves. We can learn a lot from her. She gives us hope for success and to invest in everything. We hope that you can learn from her too.
We want to establish a pre-school for the deaf and hard of hearing in her memory. We want to give the opportunity to little children to be able to learn even with disabilities just like Helen was able to. She taught the world that anything is possible so therefore we want that even those with difficulties will be able to be successful in life.



Rationale



1. Here you must explain what you have learned about the subject (in short).

We learned about Helen Keller and the story of her life. We learned how to be successful even if it's hard and difficult. She taught us to not give up even if it's hard.

2. Then you explain what you learned from working on the project.
Has it improved your:
£ searching skills
£ summarizing skills
£ writing skills
£ vocabulary level
£ English language skills

We learned how to write a project, how to sum up, more word-vocabulary, searching skills, and how to write everything is in English.

3. It was difficult for you in the paper?

It was difficult for as to translate all the words from Hebrew to English and to do the interview.

4. a. Did you have enough time for the paper?
No!!! !because we changed the subject in the middle, and we were behind everybody.

b. Did you get enough help and support from your teacher?
Yes! A lot of help and support.

c. Did you understand the instructions?
Yes, and when we didn't the teacher helped us.

d. Were the assignments clear and fair?
Yes! Absolutely!

5. Choose one of the following:
I enjoyed working on this project because…
It shows as that we can do a lot in English and we learned about Helen Keller and it was important to us to learn about her.





Reflection



We chose to write about Helen Keller because we think that she is a very interesting women and that she changed allot of the way the world sees people with disabilities.
At first we did the project on Oprah Winfrey. In the middle of the project are teacher told us that she is anti-Semitic so we decided to change the subject, and to do this on a women that is not anti-Semitic. Along with teacher, we decided to do the project on Helen Keller as a woman who looked very impressive to us and showed us that anything is possible even if it seems impossible to us. .jpg









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