Helen Keller Lesson Activities

There are many reasons to include a Helen Keller lesson in your social studies plans this school year. Helen Keller is the perfect role model to discuss during Women’s History Month, with any unit about communication, on January 4th for World Braille Day– really, anytime you want to inspire your students!

Helen Keller lesson
Helen Keller Braille Lesson

Who was Helen Keller?

Helen Keller was an American author and educator who was blind and deaf. Born in 1880, she lost her sight and hearing due to an illness at the age of 19 months. With the support of her teacher Ann Sullivan, Helen Keller learned to read, write, and speak. She became the first deaf- blind person to graduate from college, and she wrote many books and articles about her life. Anne Sullivan continued to work with Helen for over 50 years.

What’s included in this lesson?

This Helen Keller lesson includes a variety of engaging activities to supplement your social studies plans:

Helen Keller Lesson Activities
Helen Keller Lesson Activities

1. Braille Activity

2. Helen Keller Craft

3. What is Braille? Reading Passage & Questions

4. Who was Helen Keller? Reading Passage & Sequencing Handout

5. Writing Activities & Graphic Organizers

6. Word Search

The reviews are in…

***** 5 stars from Alex F: “Our curriculum has a text about Helen Keller but it is brief and does not explain anything about her as a person. This set really helped my students to understand Helen Keller. They enjoyed the nonfiction texts and really enjoyed creating their name in Braille. I highly recommend this product.”

***** 5 stars from Little Rays: “I LOVED the name in braille activity. Looked awesome in the hallway, and the kiddos really enjoyed it. It helped them appreciate more diverse people. Nice resource!”

***** 5 stars from Andrea B: “Great resource! My students enjoyed learning the Braille alphabet and making their own names from it. Great way to supplement any learning about Helen Keller.”

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Erika @ Little Owl’s Teacher Treats believes in creating warm, engaging classroom environments that are inclusive of all students. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University in 2008, and a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education, K-6 from Western Governors University in 2016. She also studied Reading Education at the graduate level at the University of Pittsburgh. Erika taught 5th grade for a year, but she found her true calling teaching first grade for eight years.

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