Helen Keller is an amazing woman to study when you are learning about people with disabilities, and learning about the deaf and the blind. I remember watching The Miracle Worker when I was younger and I was blown away by all that she overcame and the relationship and friendship between her and her teacher Anne Sullivan.
If you are learning about those with disabilities in your homeschool, studying biographies of famous people, or have a child that is interested in going into special needs therapy, you will definitely want to learn about Helen Keller. There are so many resources available to do an entire unit study on her.
Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880 as a healthy baby girl. She became seriously ill when she was only 19 months old. The high fever and her illness caused her to become deaf and blind. Since she could not see or hear, her parents weren’t sure how to communicate with her and she became a very wild child. This is when her teacher Anne Sullivan, came to train and teach her how to communicate. Helen was determined to learn and to go to school. She was the very first deafblind person to receive a Bachelor’s degree!
Read Helen Keller’s biography here:
Helen Keller Biography – Biography.com
Helen Keller Biography and Chronology – American Foundation for the Blind
Helen Keller Biography and Timeline for Kids – Braille Bug
Helen Keller Biography Worksheet – Education.com
Helen Keller Biography Printable – Teacher Vision
Printables, Unit Studies and Lesson Plans:
Helen Keller Lesson Plan and Unit Study – Teacher Link
Helen Keller Lesson Plan and Activity Page – Scholastic
Helen Keller Online Unit and Test – Garden of Praise
Helen Keller Word Study and Comprehension Pages – Garden of Praise
I am Helen Keller Mini Unit Study – As They Grow Up
Helen Keller Guided Web Quest – Tattling to the Teacher
Helen Keller Quotes Notebooking Pages – Homeschool Share
Helen Keller Coloring Page
Helen Keller Teacher Resources from Lesson Planet
Teaching History Through Movies Unit Study – Starts at Eight
We love these movies to learn about Helen Keller (some of these are free with Amazon Prime Video):
The Story of My LifeSterling Biographies®: Helen Keller: Courage in DarknessHelen Keller: A photographic story of a life (DK Biography)Who Was Helen Keller?Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph (The Childhood of Famous Americans Series)Helen Keller (Young Yearling Book)Helen Keller: Courage In The DarkHelen Keller’s Teacher (Scholastic Biography)A Girl Named Helen Keller (Scholastic Reader Level 3)I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World)National Geographic Readers: Helen Keller (Level 2) (Readers Bios)Helen Keller: Courageous Advocate (Graphic Biographies)Helen Keller and Her Miracle Worker – Biography 3rd Grade | Children’s Biography BooksHelen Keller: A Light for the Blind (Women of Our Time)Helen Keller (In Their Own Words)
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
FREE Reading Logs, Bookmarks and Charts
Do you have a child that struggles with reading and could use some encouragement? Three of my four c
How to Celebrate a Christ-Centered Easter as a Family
This world is so dry when it comes to celebrating Easter. It becomes an occasion where there’s
FREE Spring Vocabulary Cards
Exposing children to new vocabulary is so important. And, adding seasonal vocabulary to writing cent
Butterfly Counting Jar Mat
Spring is a perfect time to add a seasonal element to math centers. Try this free butterfly counting
FREE Gardening Ideas for Kids – Printable 3-Part Cards
In this post, there will be an awesome set of Gardening Ideas for Kids using Printable 3-Part Cards!
Beyond The Textbook: Teaching Life Skills in Your Homeschool
Teaching & Learning Life Skills Teaching life skills in your homeschool can be fun, and it can
FREE Printable Wonderfully Made Lapbook for Kids
Boy, is it hard for me to remind myself that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Let’s remind o