This week we began our discussed on Helen Keller’s autobiography, “The Story of My Life”. Keller wrote this book when she was only 21 years old.
Do you know anyone who is visually impaired or deaf? It is estimated that nearly 100,000 people in the United States are currently both blind and deaf.
How can the world today adjust to those who cannot see or hear? Dublin recently put in cross walks that “chirp” when it is time to cross, to help those who are visually impaired.
How does Helen Keller’s high school experience compare to yours?
What do you think was the purpose and message of “The Story of My Life”.
Were you surprised by the positive tone of Keller’s autobiography?
We played “Pictionary”, where the person who drew the object was blindfolded. While more difficult, all of the students were able to visualize and draw their object accurately enough for their team to guess. For our writing assignment, Students chose whether they would “rather” be blind or deaf, and then explained the challenges and benefits they would face.