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1: Helen Keller, a woman who was brave though her difficulties. She was born blind as well as being deaf, Helen Keller was woman who found a way to learn just as well as people who can see and can hear.

2: Biography Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her Father's name was Aurthur Keller, he was an editor of a new paper, people called him Captain Keller. And Helen's mother's name was Kate Adams Keller, Adams is also Helen Keller's middle name too! Keller was struck with the illness before she could even talk, which left her deaf and blind, at the time it was diagnosed as brain fever at the time, even scarlet fever, scarlet fever is when you get a very high fever and your tongue is red as a strawberry. When Keller was a child she was very wild and disobedient

3: Who Taught Helen Keller? | Anne Mansfield Sullivan came to Tuscumbia to be Helen Keller's teacher. Miss Sullivan, a 20-year-old graduate of the Perkins School for the Blind, who had regained the use of her eyesight through a series of operations, and had came to the Kellers through the sympathetic interest of Alexander Graham Bell. From that fateful day, the two—teacher and student—were inseparable until the death of the former in 1936. One of Anne Sullivan's methods to teach Helen was putting her hand under water so she knows that she was feeling water.

4: What Did Helen Keller Learn? She learned what is called Sign Language, and for reading she learned how to translate braille.

6: What Happened When Helen Keller Grew Up?

7: Even when she was a little girl, Helen Keller said, "Someday I shall go to college." And go to college she did. In 1898 she entered the Cambridge School for Young Ladies to prepare for Radcliffe College. She entered Radcliffe in the fall of 1900 and received her bachelor of arts degree cum laude in 1904. Throughout these years and until her own death in 1936, Anne Sullivan was always by Helen's side, laboriously spelling book after book and lecture after lecture, into her pupil's hand.

8: Years Later....

9: During her lifetime, Helen Keller received awards of great little too numerous to recount fully here. An entire room, called the Helen Keller Archives at the American Foundation for the Blind in New York City, is devoted gifts to their care. These awards include Brazil's Order of the Southern Cross; Japan's Sacred Treasure; the Philippines' Golden Heart; Lebanon's Gold Medal of Merit; and her own country's highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Most of these awards were on her in acceptance of the stimulation her example and presence gave to work for the blind in those countries. In 1933 she was elected to membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters. During the Louis Braille Centennial Commemoration in 1952, Miss Keller was made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor at a ceremony in the Sorbonne.

10: When Did She Die?

11: Helen Keller died on June 1, 1968, at Arcana Ridge, a few weeks before of her 88th birthday. Her ashes were placed next to the people she loved, like for example,Anne Sullivan.

12: THANKS TO..... http://www.afb.org/section.asp?SectionID=1&TopicID=129 GOOGLE http://www.afb.org/braillebug/hkmuseum.asp http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkeller.htm http://www.biography.com/people/helen-keller-9361967


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