Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

scholarly trait#1
helen Keller had the ability to read in peoples hands
and she also spoke into other peoples hands even though she was deaf and blind./Determined

scholarly trait#2
Her life assistant Annie Sullivan taught her how to read brail and was always there for Helen. outgoing she traveled the world helping people who were deaf or blind.

scholarly trait#3
Helen also went into a normal collage and learned how to speak out loud even though she couldn't hear herself other people could hear her clearly.#bravery

Imagine that you couldn't see these words or hear them spoken. But you could still talk, write, read, and make friends. In fact, you went to college, wrote nearly a dozen books, traveled all over the world, met 12 U.S. presidents, and lived to be 87. Well, there was such a person, and she was born over a hundred years ago!

Meet Helen Keller, a woman from the small farm town of Tuscumbia, Alabama who taught the world to respect people who are blind and deaf. Her mission came from her own life; when she was 1 1/2, she was extremely ill, and she lost both her vision and hearing. It was like entering a different world, with completely new rules, and she got very frustrated. By the time she was 7, her parents knew they needed help, so they hired a tutor named Anne Sullivan.

Helen Keller at age 7

Anne was strict, but she had a lot of energy. In just a few days, she taught Helen how to spell words with her hands (called the manual alphabet, which is part of the sign language that deaf people use.) The trouble was, Helen didn't understand what the words meant—until one morning at the water pump (like an outdoor water fountain) she got a whole new attitude. Anne Sullivan
Anne Sullivan

Anne had Helen hold one hand under the water. Then she spelled "W-A-T-E-R" into Helen's other hand. It was electric! The feeling turned into a word. Immediately, Helen bent down and tapped the ground; Anne...

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