History's HEROES? Dated June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968

Helen Keller

Created by

Virginia

Location

Tuscumbia, Alabama
Place of birth

Achievements

  • Theodore Roosevelt Distinguished Service Medal
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Election to the Women's Hall of Fame
  • Received honorary doctoral degrees

Characteristics

  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Ambitious
  • Wise
  • Kind and compassionate

External link

Bio.com

Quotations

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." - Helen Keller

The determined, disabled woman

Helen lost her sight and hearing when she was only 18 months old, due to illness. But this didn't stop her from being successful, while living with her disabilities.

Helen was a very successful person. She helped found the ACLU and was an educator and journalist. She also received honors in recognition of her great achievement. Helen influenced many people with her determination. She even wrote an autobiography and tackled problems like women's suffrage. She was a great example of how determination and hard work can pay off. She was and still is a great influence to others.

Life in Helen Keller's world

How do you hear what people are saying? With your ears. How do you see who is next to you? With your eyes. You are accustomed to hearing and seeing different things and people, but what if you weren't able to. You wouldn't know who is in the room and what they are saying. This would be very challenging. Helen Keller struggled with being able to communicate, just like lots of people would. But with the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, learned to communicate.

Was Helen Keller a Hero?

  • Helen influenced many people with her determination.
  • She tackled problems like women's suffrage.
  • She was (and is) a great example of how determination and hard work can pay off

Things you might not know about Helen Keller

Helen Keller met Alexander Graham Bell, Mark Twain, and Franklin Roosevelt! She also visited 39 countries during her life!
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