Although Helen survived, her parents soon realized that she had lost both her sight and her hearing.
Frustration Helen tried to communicate with the people around her.
It was also fascinating to know how she learned to understand what people were saying because she wrote how sometimes she would place her fingers on their lips and would discover what they were saying from the movements of their lips.
At other times people would spell into her hand what they were saying.
Deaf people have to be specific about learning language, it takes many dedicated hours of practice.
Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her father, Arthur, worked for a newspaper while her mother, Kate, took care of the home and baby Helen.Activity 4 For my personal choice book I have chosen Helen Keller: The Story of My Life.I chose this book because it was very interesting to read about how her education developed throughout her life.I also found it inspiring the way her friends helped her in her life, and not be quarrelsome to her just because she is different.Hearing people are constantly surrounded by language and learn as we go often with out even realizing it.Later, during World War II, she visited with wounded army soldiers encouraging them not to give up.Helen spent much of her life working to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities, especially the deaf and the blind.A few years later, in 1908, she published another book called The World I Live In.Working for Others As Helen grew older she wanted to help other people like herself. She joined the American Foundation for the Blind and traveled the country giving speeches and raising money for the foundation.Interesting Facts about Helen Keller More Civil Rights Heroes: Susan B.Anthony Cesar Chavez Frederick Douglass Mohandas Gandhi Helen Keller Martin Luther King, Jr.