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  1. 1. Through the Eyes of Helen Keller By: Alexis C.
  2. 2. Helen Keller’s Struggle at an Early Age <ul><li>Born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27,1880. </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of 19 months Helen got a fever. </li></ul><ul><li>It left her deaf and blind. </li></ul><ul><li>She was very intelligent and invented 60 gestures to ask for things. </li></ul><ul><li>She used touch smell and taste to identify things. </li></ul><ul><li>Became frustrated in her attempt to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorized the household by screaming and throwing temper tantrums. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Desperate <ul><li>By the time se was 6 years old her family had become desperate for help. </li></ul><ul><li>Visited Alexander Graham Bell in Washington D.C for advice. </li></ul><ul><li>Bell advised them to write to Michael Anagnos and request a teacher for Helen. </li></ul><ul><li>Anagnos recommended Anne Sullivan. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Miracle <ul><li>Anne arrived in Alabama on March 3,1887. </li></ul><ul><li>She became Helen’s governess. </li></ul><ul><li>Helen learned finger spelling and manual alphabet. </li></ul><ul><li>She learned quickly but felt no connection between the finger-spell patterns and the objects they represented. </li></ul><ul><li>He behavior problems continued. </li></ul><ul><li>Anne and Helen lived in a separate house, away from the family. </li></ul><ul><li>Anne worked hard to bring the behavior problems under control. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Awakening <ul><li>One day Anne and Helen went to get water from the well </li></ul><ul><li>Anne placed Helen’s hand under the water coming out of the pump </li></ul><ul><li>She spelled out water on her hand </li></ul><ul><li>Helen suddenly realized that everything had a name </li></ul><ul><li>She became curious of the world around her </li></ul><ul><li>On her way home from the well she learned the names of everything she touched </li></ul><ul><li>She was curious and wanted to learn more about the world around her </li></ul>
  6. 6. Progression <ul><li>After that day, Helen made lots of progress </li></ul><ul><li>Learned to read with raised letters and Braille </li></ul><ul><li>Learned how to write with typewriters </li></ul><ul><li>Had a remarkable ability to learn </li></ul><ul><li>So far in advance than anyone who was deaf and blind </li></ul>
  7. 7. A New World of Learning <ul><li>Lived and was taught at Perkins Institute. </li></ul><ul><li>Delighted in having friends who could spell with their fingers. </li></ul><ul><li>Learned quickly </li></ul>
  8. 8. Live, Laugh, Love
  9. 9. Dedication <ul><li>Had an exceptional memory and dedication </li></ul><ul><li>Studied French, arithmetic, geography, and other subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Earned the name of “Miracle” child. </li></ul><ul><li>Had a capacity for quick learning and retention </li></ul><ul><li>Learned Latin, French, and German over the Summer </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to learning new things </li></ul><ul><li>Began to learn to speak out loud and worked on perfecting it </li></ul>
  10. 10. Success <ul><li>In 1896 went to Cambridge School for Young ladies to prepare for college. </li></ul><ul><li>Entered Radcliffe College in the autumn of 1900. </li></ul><ul><li>Became the first deaf/blind person to enroll in an institution of higher learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote her first book, “The Story of My Life.” </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote articles on blindness, socialism, social issues, and women’s rights for magazine and newspaper companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Overcame many obstacles </li></ul>
  11. 11. Graduation <ul><li>Beat the odds </li></ul><ul><li>Conquered her fears </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from Radcliffe on June 28, 1904 </li></ul><ul><li>Became first deaf/blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree </li></ul>
  12. 12. Traveling the World <ul><li>In 1921, the American Foundation for the Blind was organized. </li></ul><ul><li>Helen became a spokesperson for the organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Gave speeches throughout the world to raise funds for the blind. </li></ul><ul><li>Helping others became her lives work. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Living to the Fullest <ul><li>Suffered the first of many strokes in October 1961. </li></ul><ul><li>Spent the rest of her life in Arcan Ridge. </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Elected to the Women’s Hall of Fame at the New York World’s Fair </li></ul><ul><li>June 1,1968 she died peacefully in her sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>She lived a remarkable life and will forever be a hero in the eye’s of the world. </li></ul>