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The Life Of Helen Keller

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A Summary of Helen Keller's Life

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The Life Of Helen Keller

  1. 1. The Life of Helen Keller By: Brooklyn C.
  2. 2. Early Life <ul><li>Born June 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Full sight & hearing </li></ul><ul><li>Parents- Captain Arthur Henley Keller & Kate Adams Keller </li></ul>
  3. 3. Illness <ul><li>Scarlet Fever at 19 months </li></ul><ul><li>She was left deaf & blind </li></ul><ul><li>Became a very difficult child throwing temper tantrums often </li></ul><ul><li>At age 6 visited Dr. Graham Bell who suggested Anne Sullivan as a tutor </li></ul>
  4. 4. Anne Sullivan <ul><li>Anne lost almost all of her eyesight by age 5 </li></ul><ul><li>March 3, 1887 came to live with the Keller’s </li></ul><ul><li>Moved into an empty cottage with Helen to work one on one with her </li></ul><ul><li>She was very strict with Helen. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Finger Spelling <ul><li>Anne would sign words into the palm of Helen’s hand </li></ul><ul><li>At first it didn’t click with Helen at all </li></ul><ul><li>One day Helen put her hand under water while Anne spelled it into her hand </li></ul><ul><li>From then on if Helen could touch what Anne was spelling she could remember it </li></ul>
  6. 6. Education <ul><li>1888- Helen attended Perkins Institute for the Blind </li></ul><ul><li>1894- Helen & Anne moved to NYC to attend the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf. </li></ul><ul><li>1898- returned to MA & entered The Cambridge School for Young Ladies </li></ul><ul><li>1990- gained admittance to Radcliff College, graduated in 1904 becoming the 1st deaf & blind person to graduate from college </li></ul>
  7. 7. Accomplishments <ul><li>Became a world-famous speaker and author. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded a non-profit organization for preventing blindness. </li></ul><ul><li>Helen & Anne traveled all over the world to over 39 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Helen met every U.S. President from Pres. Cleveland to Pres. Johnson & was friends with Alexander Graham Bell, Charlie Chaplin & Mark Twain. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Later Life <ul><li>1961- Last public appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in Arcan Ridge in Westport, CT </li></ul><ul><li>Even though she was retired she received many awards from different organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Died in Arcan Ridge June 1, 1968 at age 88 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. -Helen Keller

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