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Ori Elia & Naama Schwartz
Neveh Channah/ 2011

Id Card


Full name: Helen Adams Keller

Father's name: Arthur Henley Keller Captain

Mother's name: Kate Adams Keller

Year of birth: 27th of June, 1880

Where born: Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Year of Death: 1th of June, 1968 Arcan Ridge, Easton, Connecticut

Location: Alabama, New York, Massachusetts Laura Bridgman · Alexander Graham Bell

Schools attended: Perkins School for the Blind, Anne Sullivan Macy, Wright Humason School for the Deaf, Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, The Cambridge School of Weston, Radcliffe College

Profession: writer and introduced

Related works: The Frost King, The Story of My Life, The World I Live In, My Religion, Light in My Darkness, Deliverance, Helen Keller in Her Story, The Miracle Worker, The Miracle Continues, Black.


She is famous for how she succeed to overcome the difficulty in her life. She was a deaf and blind but she succeeded to become a writer and to help other people like her.

Biography


Helen Adams Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama at 27th of June, 1880 to Captain Arthur Henley Keller and Kate Adams Keller.

When she was 19 months old she got sick and had changed to a blind-deaf toddler. Nobody can understand her. Her behavior became unbearable because she didn't succeed to express herself. When the others didn't realize her desires she got really upset and went into a tantrum. Helen was sprawling on the floor. she used to throw herself on the floor kicking and screaming. Since her family couldn't manage her, she became very spoiled. She was able to communicate somewhat with Martha Washington, the six year old daughter of the family cook, who understood her signs, by the age of seven she had over 60 home signs to communicate with her family. Anne Sullivan arrived at her house in March 1887, and immediately began to teach her to communicate by spelling words into her hand, beginning with doll for the doll that she had brought her as a present. Helen's big breakthrough in communication came the next month, when she realized that the motions that her teacher was making on the palm of her hand, while running cool water over her other hand, symbolized the idea of "water". She then nearly exhausted Sullivan demanding the names of all the other familiar objects in her world.

Starting in May, 1888, Keller attended the Perkins Institute for the Blind. In 1894, Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan moved to New York to attend the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf, and to learn from Sarah Fuller at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf. In 1896, they returned to Massachusetts and Keller entered The Cambridge School for Young Ladies before gaining admittance, in 1900, to Radcliffe College, where she lived in Briggs Hall, South House. Her admirer, Mark Twain, had introduced her to Standard Oil magnate Henry Huttleston Rogers, who, with his wife, paid for her education. In 1904, at the age of 24, Keller graduated from Radcliffe, becoming the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She maintained a correspondence with the Austrian philosopher and pedagogue Wilhelm Jerusalem, who was one of the first to discover her literary talent. Keller went on to become a world-famous speaker and author. She is remembered as an advocate for people with disabilities, amid numerous other causes. She was a suffragist, a pacifist, an opponent of Woodrow Wilson, a radical socialist and a birth control supporter. In 1915 she and George Kessler founded the Helen Keller International organization. This organization is devoted to research in vision, health and nutrition. In 1920 she helped found the American Civil Liberties Union. Keller and Sullivan traveled to over 39 countries, making several trips to Japan and becoming a favorite of the Japanese people. Keller met every U.S. President from Grover Cleveland to Lyndon B. Johnson and was friends with many famous figures, including Alexander Graham Bell, Charlie Chaplin and Mark Twain.

In Helen's disability she giving light for the whole world.




Interview


1) why weren't you a cultured person, why were you a wild kid?
When I was 19 months old I got sick and I had become a blind-deaf toddler. Nobody could understand me. My behavior became unbearable because I didn't succeed to express myself. When the others didn't realize my desires I got really upset and went into a tantrum. I was sprawling on the floor. I used to throw myself on the floor kicking and screaming. Since my family couldn't manage me, and felt sorry for me, I became very spoiled.
2) What caused you to be deaf and blind?
I was not born blind and deaf, it was not until I was 19 months old that I contracted an illness described by doctors as "an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain", which might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness did not last for a particularly long time, but it left me deaf and blind.


3) How did your family respond when they found out that their daughter is deaf and blind?
I think that my family responded like every normal family that discovered there daughter is blind and deaf and can't communicate with the people around her. It was very difficult during the time I was wild, nobody succeeded to come closer to me.


4) How could you survive without the ability to communicate with the people around you?
I was able to communicate somewhat with Martha Washington, the six year old daughter of the family cook, who understood my signs, by the age of seven I had over 60 home signs to communicate with my family.


5) Which system did your teacher use to teach you to communicate?
Anne Sullivan arrived at my house in March 1887, and immediately began to teach me to communicate by spelling words into my hand, beginning with doll for the doll that she had brought me as a present. My big breakthrough in communication came the next month, when I realized that the motions that my teacher was making on the palm of my hand, while running cool water over my other hand, symbolized the idea of "water". I then nearly exhausted Sullivan demanding the names of all the other familiar objects in her world.


6) When did you really realize that you want to do more in your life?

Well I think that all people want to be more and when I find out how to connect to the world I discovered language ,literature I discovered people and I wanted to know more and to explore more.

7) Where do you want to be in 10 years from now?

I am going to change the world. I'm going be an author. This is my dream and I am going to makeit true.

8) Are you pleased from the way your life is running now?

I don't now another way's to life so I am pleased however, I always want to improve my life to learn and advance like everybody else

9) How do other students respond to your challenge?

Well the students are very nice .I know at first I was a weierder in the class room but they get used to me and I made friends.

10) Do you have a message for the world?

"My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness" so we as Human society we must get better we need to start be company and shouldn't be individual "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" and

" We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough"




Speech:

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We have the honor of hosting a world wide known figure, Helen Keller. This place erected for the sake of people like you, Helen,
people who can't see, people who can't hear people who can't communicate, are usually left in the dark.


You lived in the dark too. You not only overcame your disability, but have inspired us all. You have brought so much light and happiness to others who are suffering. You have a brought a message of hope, that one can overcome their challenges in life.

We are founding a school in your name. This school will carry on your message, this school will carry on the light. This school will offer hope to those who are still in the darkness.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Helen Keller has shown us the way. Now help us make it possible.




Reflection:


  1. Here you must explain what you have learned about the subject (in short).
    We learned from Helen that if you have motivation to do something you only need to want it realy hard and believe that you can then you can do everything.
  2. Then you explain what you learned from working on the project?
Writing skills and English language skills

3. What was difficult for you in the paper?
We had difficult to express ourselves in English.


  1. a. Did you have enough time for the paper?
    Yes
b. Did you get enough help and support from your teacher?
Yes. she helped us a lot.




c. Did you understand the instructions?
Yes.


d. Were the assignments clear and fair?
Yes.


5. I enjoyed working on this project because
the subject has a lot information and Helen keller is an amazing poerson and we
enjoyed to learning about her.






Rationale


Our teacher chose that the project will be written about Women of Valor.
At the first we didn’t manage to decide who we write about.
We consult with our parents and they gave us the idea to write about Helen Keller.
They tolled us the story in shortly and we fall in love with the character of Helen end we wanted to expand the knowledge that we hoard.

Another reason we choose about her that Helen change the comprehension of the people around us. That everyone can do everything end it isn't important the difficult important the wish and the perseverance.





Bibliography

Wikipedia 10.6 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller

Nicole from Vancouver 9/25/2007 my hero 11.24 http://www.myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=helen_a_keller

Awesomestories 12.15 http://www.awesomestories.com/assets/kate-adams-keller-mother-of-helen-keller

Giga 12.29 http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/authors/helen_adams_keller_a001.htm