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Helen Keller Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to teach students about Helen Keller. Students will read a text lesson giving an overview of her life, discuss content, participate in hands-on activities to reinforce concepts, and take a quiz to assess understanding.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • retell key events in Helen Keller's life
  • explain the importance and legacy of Helen Keller's life
  • discuss and experiment with communication methods used by Helen Keller, including Braille and fingerspelling

Length

1 hour for lesson, plus additional time for extension activities

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Braille

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3

Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

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