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!
Helen Keller’s Bioragphy
- 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
Helen Keller Worksheets Free
- Helen Keller Lesson Plan and Unit Study – Teacher Link
- 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
Braille for Kids
Braille is a five-dot finger-tip system with fifty-six possible combinations that represent alphanumeric characters using those five dots. The dots even include punctuation marks such as commas, periods, colons, and hyphens.
Check out this post on braille for kids to help them learn more about it with free printables and games.
Helen Keller Unit Study
Helen Keller Online Unit Study from Techie Homeschool Mom
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 that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. 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!