helen keller project - Lindsay Greene MSHS

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Helen Keller AssignmentTask
You are employed by a publishing company who is releasing a memoir about Helen Keller to celebrate her life.
To complete the memoir, you must take on the role of linguist, biographer, and literary historian.
You will create the memoir using both text and pictures. The finished product should be in”book” form.
The big question that you have to answer is...
In each of the three areas of study, what are the most important facts and ideas associated with Helen
Keller's life?
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Process
To complete the assignment you need to follow these steps:
1) Read the entire packet before going any further! …Yep go on read, I will wait………………………….
2) Did you read the entire packet??? NO?!? THEN GET READING!!
3) You will need to write a report based Helen Keller’s life. In each topic there are 3 underlined sub topics.
You must address each of these to get full points
MINIMUM OF 2 Paragraphs are REQUIRED for each SUBTOPIC
Please use the topic name as a heading for each section. Include at least one picture for each section
for a minimum total of 3. Format them into the paper nicely please.
Example:
Braille
Braille blah blah and yackity yak…..
Picture
4) You will also develop a timeline of significant events in Helen Keller’s life.
You must include 10 events.
Include a picture, year and short description (Approx. 2 sentences) of each event. You may include
important historical dates as well but they will not count towards you total number.
Example:
1904 Helen Graduates from Radcliff.
5) You will probably want to format something like this…
Title Page – Include a picture or other art, name, date, period
Timeline
Writing
Conclusion- Individually please answers these questions:
What did you learn from this?
What is the most interesting fact about Helen’s life?
What can we learn from her?
Put it all together and turn it in…
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Helen Keller Grading Rubric
30
15
0
Contents
All Elements are present: Title Page
Table of Contents
Timeline
Conclusion
Missing 1 Element
Missing 2+ Elements.
Mechanics
No major misspellings or grammatical Three or fewer misspellings and/or More than 4 errors in spelling or
errors.
mechanical errors.
grammar.
Content
Covers topic in-depth with details and Includes essential knowledge
examples. Subject knowledge is
about the topic. Subject
excellent.
knowledge appears to be good.
Content is minimal AND/ OR
there are several factual errors.
Information
Content is well organized using
headings, bulleted lists, or graphic
organizers to group related material.
Uses headings or bulleted lists to
organize, but the overall
organization of topics appears
flawed.
There was no clear or logical
organizational structure, just lots
of facts.
Time Line
10 events are included
5-8 events are included
Less than 5 events, pictures
descriptions
10 pictures are included
5-8 pictures are included
10 descriptions
5-8 descriptions
Total Possible Points________/150
I will not accept it if it is not formatted with the following….
Font Size – 12
Font Style- Times New Roman
Spacing- Double
Header- Name (First and Last)
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Topics
1) Linguist
As a linguist you are an expert on the study of human speech including the units, nature, structure, and
modification of language. For this book you will concentrate on the physical and written languages for the
blind.
With the use of these skills, you are responsible for gathering, summarizing, synthesizing and rewriting
material for the Helen Keller Memoir on the following topics:
Subtopics
-Braille
-Sign Language
-What are some of the new resources for blind or deaf people which would have been helpful to Helen Keller?
2) Biographer
As the biographer, you are the specialist on the study of Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, and the rest of the Keller
Family.
While incorporating your expertise, you will be responsible for gathering, summarizing, synthesizing and
rewriting material for the memoir on the following topics:
Subtopics
-Helen Keller
-Annie Sullivan
-Keller's and Sullivan's Family Members
3) Literary Historian
As a literary historian, you are the expert on the history behind literature. Due to this wealth of knowledge,
you are responsible for gathering, summarizing, synthesizing and rewriting material for the Helen Keller
Memoir on the following topics:
-Helen Keller's Career and Writing Life
-Information about her published books and manuscript.
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