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HELEN KELLER

Champion of the Disabled

FOR GRADES K-8


Helen Keller.Helen is a delightful, feisty little girl no different than any other child except she is blind and deaf. Her early life is one of inner frustration and loneliness, though, because of her inability to communicate. A "strange lady" arrives when she is almost seven years old, and within weeks, the embers of language are rekindled in Helen's mind. "I felt joyous, strong, equal to my limitations."

As Helen and Anne Sullivan continue their remarkable life together, Helen graduates from college, writes twelve books, and travels the world to promote an understanding of differences. She shows students how she learned to speak and read in Braille, and a Braille book will be available for them to see and touch following the performance.

Helen's moving, very compelling story will instill within children a deeper sensitivity for those with disabilities as they come to understand and accept the different ways people do the same things.

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RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS
*ELA Common Core
*Illinois Social Science Standards
*Biographies
*Bullying prevention
*Disability awareness
*Women's history
*Character education
*Career Day - Helen was a writer

SPECIFIC COMMON CORE TIE-INS ARE LISTED BELOW.




COMMON CORE TIE-INS
-ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS:
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Reading: Craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and details
*Writing: Text types and purposes
*Speaking and listening
*Range of text types
-ILLINOIS SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS:
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Women in history
*Sociology and psychology
*History and how people shape change
*Disability awareness
*Social/emotional

FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF COMMON CORE TIE-INS, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE. WE'D BE HAPPY TO EMAIL YOU ONE.


TESTIMONIALS
CHICAGO:
"The best, most engaging production I have seen. So authentic. Every child was mesmerized."
--Hough Street School, Barrington
"
You reached the hearts and minds of our 600 students, making them more
compassionate people.”
--Lincoln School, Oak Park
"The amazing realities of the extraordinary life of Ms. Keller were delivered with
emotion, sensitivity and depth of character. We are most grateful."
--Manor Hill School, Lombard

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BOSTON:
"Our K-2 students were spellbound and motionless. The program surpassed our
expectations in providing our students with an enrichment activity that stresses the
appreciation and understanding of diversity."
--Shaker Lane School (Grades K-2), Littleton
"This may have been the best piece of educational entertainment I have viewed in 21
years. The entire audience was spellbound by this great portrayal of a person with
disabilities learning to rise above them."
--Canterbury Street School, Worcester

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL:
"Absolutely wonderful! My children were so interested. The library will have a long wait
list for the Helen Keller books!"
--Westwood School, Prior Lake
"The Helen Keller program was excellent which was obvious as 300 hormonal eighth
graders were riveted."
--Oak-Land Junior High, Lake Elmo

 

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