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Helen Keller Educational Posters, Books, Links for Learning

literature posters > HELEN KELLER < women activists < individuals < social studies

Helen Keller was a deaf and blind author, activist, and lecturer. Her disabilities were caused by a fever when she was just 19 months old. Educational posters celebrating author Helen Keller's inspirational life are from the Great American Women and Technology's Past poster series, prints from the National Archive and motivational quote posters.

Literature and Language Arts

Great American Women, Helen Keller Wall Poster
Helen Keller,
Great American Women,
Wall Poster

Helen Keller

Poster Text: When she was nineteen month sold, Helen Keller became ill with what doctors called “brain fever.” The illness left her blind and deaf – and therefore unable to speak. She was cut off from the world around her. But despite years of struggle and pain, she conquered her tremendous physical disabilities, becoming a shining example of courage to millions of people.

From the time of her illness until she was almost seven years old, Helen could communicate only through strange grunting sounds, laughter, and wild temper tantrums. Then a very special teacher, Anne Sullivan, came into her life. Miss Sullivan's combination of strict discipline and endless patience enabled her to reach young Helen's mind. The movie The Miracle Worker tells the story of the remarkable relationship between Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. Using a special sign language, Miss Sullivan taught Helen to connect words with objects. Once Helen understood this language, she wanted to know everything. In three years she could read and write in Braille, the written language for the blind, She had a special typewriter built for her on which she did most of her writing.

In 1890, Helen found out about a deaf and blind girl who learned to speak. This gave Helen the determination to learn to talk as well. By age sixteen, Helen could speak well enough to attend college. She graduated with honors from Radcliffe in 1904. As an adult, she traveled extensively and worked on behalf of the blind. She wrote many books and received hundreds of awards for her work. Her autobiography became an inspiration to million of people all over the world.

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Helen Adams Keller American Author and Lecturer, Photographic Print
Helen Adams Keller American Author
and Lecturer, Blind, Deaf, and Mute, from the age of 19 months
Photographic Print

Helen Adams Keller American Author and Lecturer Blind Deaf and Mute from the Age of 19 Months, Photographic Print
Helen Adams Keller with Annie Sullivan & Schauspieler Jefferson
Photographic Print

Helen Keller & Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953, National Archive Print
Helen Keller & Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953, National Archive Print

Helen Keller & President Kennedy, National Archive Print
Helen Keller & President Kennedy, National Archive Print

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Helen Keller, Happily Holding Up Her Precious Gold Watch Designed in Braille, Photographic Print
Helen Keller, Happily Holding Up Her Precious Gold Watch Designed in Braille,
Photographic Print

Helen Keller's Hand Moving Across Braille Page, Photographic Print
Helen Keller's
Hand Moving Across
Braille Page,
Photographic Print

American Women Composite Poster
American Women Composite Poster

American Women

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Technology’s Past - Alexander Graham Bell Wall Poster
Alexander Graham Bell,
Technology's Past,
Wall Poster

Alexander Graham Bell with Helen Keller

“...Although best known as the inventor of the telephone, Bell usually listed his occupation as teacher of the deaf.”

Bell was associated with Maria Montessori, and Montessori dedicated her Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook to Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Suliivan, “seeing in the teacher-learner team the crystallization of her new pedagogy. . . .shifted the locus of her (Sullivan) teaching from the cognitive to the experiential . . .”

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The Miracle Worker Print
The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker Print

The Miracle Worker, a play by William Gibson is based upon Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life.

The title comes from Mark Twain who had called Sullivan, Keller's teacher, a “Miracle Worker”.

Activist for the Disabled, Helen Keller, Meeting Actress Patty Duke in "The Miracle Worker", Photographic Print
Helen Keller
and Patty Duke,
Photographic Print

Activist for the Disabled, Helen Keller and Actress Patty Duke, who played Miss Keller in “The Miracle Worker”, meeting.

Emanuel Swedenborg Swedish Engineer and Mystic, Giclee Print
Giclee Print

Emanuel Swedenborg
b. 1-29-1688; Sweden
d. 3-28-1772

Swedenborg was a Swedish philosopher, Christian mystic, and theologian who had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. Notable people who were influenced by Swedenborg include Helen Keller, William Blake, Carl Jung, August Stindberg, Charles Baudelaire, Balzac, William Butler Yeats, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman and William James.

Highest Result Motivational Poster - Helen Keller quote
Highest Result Motivational Poster

Highest Result

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
- Helen Keller

Sunshine Motivational Fine Art Print - Helen Keller quote
Fine Art Print

Sunshine Motivational Fine Art Print / Bull Terrier

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.”
Helen Keller

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Discover the Stars, Keller Poster quote
Discover the Stars, Motivational Poster

Discover the Stars
Motivational Poster
“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars.”
Helen Keller

astronomy stars posters

Helen Keller & Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953, National Archive Print
“The best and most beautiful things in the workd cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller

Helen Keller & President Kennedy, National Archive Print
When one door
of happiness closes,
another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

Hearing Loss Poster
Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss
Poster Text: Sound vibrations travel through the outer ear canal to the eardrum, then through the bones of the middle ear to the cochlea. ...
Damage to the hair cells and cochlea is the most common cause of hearing loss. This damage is usually caused by genetic factors, or by overexposure to sound.
... more

health posters

Eye Disorders Poster
Eye Disorders

Eye Disorders

The eyeball has an internal pressure, which keeps the eye spherically shaped. This pressure is produced and maintained by intraocular bluid, which nourishes the lens, iris, and cornea.
The eye constantly replenishes this fluid. Excess fluid is automatically drained from within the ye by ducts located near the iris. ... more

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“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. ” Helen Keller
b. 6-27-1880; Tuscumbia, AL
d. 6-1-1968

Books & video about and by Helen Keller

Helen Keller: The Story of My Life - Helen Keller's own account of how she miraculously triumphed over blindness and deafness-and became one of the most inspiring and intriguing figures of our time.

The World I Live In - Keller's sequel to her autobiography, remains almost completely unknown. Here, responding to skeptics who doubted that a girl who was blind, deaf, and mute almost from birth could find words to describe her experience, Keller presents a striking word-picture of her reality. It includes Keller's first published essay, written when she was 12 years old.

Light in My Darkness (My Religion) - Helen Keller, Time Magazine’s woman of the century, reveals her mystical side in this best-selling spiritual autobiography. Writing that her first reading of Emanuel Swedenborg at age fourteen gave her truths that were “to my faculties what light, color and music are to the eye and ear,” she explains how Swedenborg’s works sustained her throughout her life.

This new edition includes a foreword by Dorothy Herrmann, author of the acclaimed Helen Keller: A Life, and a new chapter, “Epilogue: My Luminous Universe.”

Helen Keller: A Life - Dorothy Herrmann's powerful biography of Helen Keller tells the whole story of the controversial and turbulent relationship between Helen and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Herrmann also chronicles Helen's doomed love affair, her struggles to earn a living, her triumphs at Radcliffe College, and her work as an advocate for the disabled. Helen Keller has been venerated as a saint or damned as a fraud, but Herrmann shows her to have been a beautiful, intelligent, high-strung, and passionate woman whose life was transformed not only by her disabilities but also by the remarkable people on whose help and friendship she relied.

The Radical Lives of Helen Keller - Several decades after her death in 1968, Helen Keller remains one of the most widely recognized women of the twentieth century. But the fascinating story of her vivid political life—particularly her interest in radicalism and anti-capitalist activism—has been largely overwhelmed by the sentimentalized story of her as a young deaf-blind girl.

Keller had many lives indeed. Best known for her advocacy on behalf of the blind, she was also a member of the socialist party, an advocate of women's suffrage, a defender of the radical International Workers of the World, and a supporter of birth control—and she served as one of the nation's most effective but unofficial international ambassadors. In spite of all her political work, though, Keller rarely explored the political dimensions of disability, adopting beliefs that were often seen as conservative, patronizing, and occasionally repugnant. Under the wing of Alexander Graham Bell, a controversial figure in the deaf community who promoted lip-reading over sign language, Keller became a proponent of oralism, thereby alienating herself from others in the deaf community who believed that a rich deaf culture was possible through sign language. But only by distancing herself from the deaf community was she able to maintain a public image as a one-of-a-kind miracle.

Using analytic tools and new sources, Kim E. Nielsen's political biography of Helen Keller has many lives, teasing out the motivations for and implications of her political and personal revolutions to reveal a more complex and intriguing woman than the Helen Keller we thought we knew.

The Miracle Worker, A Play by William Gibson - Deaf, blind, and mute twelve-year-old Helen  Keller was like a wild animal. Scared out of her wits  but still murderously strong, she clawed and  struggled against all who tried to help her.  Half-blind herself but blessed with fanatical dedication,  Annie Sullivan began a titanic struggle to release the young girl from the terrifying prison of  eternal darkness and silence.

The Miracle Worker (1962) DVD -


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