Who Was Helen Keller?
Age 7-9: Concept 1 - Environment: Unit 3

What would it be like to live in an environment with no sound or light? Learn how one girl struggles to overcome physical disabilities to improve her life and the lives of others.

This unit can be used independently but is designed to be used in conjunction with the science and social studies unit Sound.


  • Able to read and comprehend chapter books on a 3rd or early 4th grade reading level
  • Can answer comprehension questions about a chapter in a journal
  • Able to write three or four sentences on a topic
  • Usually used by children in third grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Helen's Early Years
  • Lesson 2: Helen's Childhood
  • Lesson 3: Helen's Challenges
  • Lesson 4: Inventors
  • Lesson 5: Annie
  • Lesson 6: Helen Leaves Home
  • Lesson 7: More Learning
  • Lesson 8: All Grown Up
  • Final Project: Scrapbook or Interview

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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