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The Animated Story Of Helen Keller Video On Interactive DVD

By: Animated Hero Classics | Richard Rich

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Teach dedication and patience and other positive character traits through the Nest Learning DVD on the life of Helen Keller. A childhood fever leaves the very bright Helen Keller deaf and blind, cutting her off from human communication. This turns her into an angry, untamed child who often explodes into fits of savage fury. It falls on the spirited shoulders of 21-year-old Anne Sullivan to break into Helen’s dark and silent world and end her awful isolation.

Excellent for developing homeschool curriculum and a great teaching resourcefor the month of June. (Helen Keller’s birthday is June 27, and “HelenKeller Deafblind Awareness Week” is the fourth week in June).

Each Interactive Helen Keller DVD features:
All features offerred in English and Spanish
English and Spanish movie and subtitles and audio dialog
Have fun learning history and character with 3-Level Interactive Quiz

Bonus Offer - Each Helen Keller DVD includes a Free Instant Download of our 48 Page Activity and Coloring book
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1. Jen on 10/9/2012, said:

My kids love this video! I love that they can learn things about history in a fun way!
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2. Anonymous User on 2/27/2012, said:

I like that.Great job
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3. Laura on 1/30/2012, said:

This was our first NEST family aquisition & we now understand why we've heard so many wonderful comments. Our 6 year old daughter REALLY enjoyed this dvd portraying Helen Keller. We both learned quite a bit. I had not realized that Helen became blind and deaf due to an illness while a small child... I thought she had been born that way. Our daughter's attention was held the whole time and she asked so many questions afterwards that we took the time to find further information via the library and internet. The bonus workbook download was a great help as well. We look forward to obtaining more of these excellent resources... other heros and the bible series. Thank you!
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4. Monique on 1/25/2012, said:

Of all the NEST DVD's of historical figures, this Helen Keller DVD is my girls' favorite! It tells her story in such a way that they could relate to it personally. The often played out the story, taking turns being (the blind-folded) Helen Keller, in order to feel how frustrated she must have been as a young girl. Most of our "homeschool DVD's" are kept in our school room as part of our curriculum, but this one they requested to keep with our regular movies for entertainment, so that they could see it more often. Highly recommended!
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5. Jennifer on 1/25/2012, said:

Great addition to a Helen Keller unit
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6. ste on 1/24/2012, said:

I thought this DVD was great! I would have loved for it to be longer or more in depth. My 3 year old loved watching it! I love Helen Keller and love that I can share this with my kids. I would have loved it to be even longer or more info at the end about her life. but I loved the black and white pics of her too
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7. Lisa on 1/24/2012, said:

Great video...my kids loved learning about Helen Keller. The downloaded workbook was an excellent resource as well and added a wonderful element to our study.
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8. Amy on 1/24/2012, said:

What a great way to teach history and moral truths! Thank you Nest for your dedication to teaching children in a format both kids and parents love!
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9. Karlene on 1/22/2012, said:

My children LOVED this DVD about Helen Keller. They learned so much, and it was entertaining and engaging for everyone! I really enjoy all of the Animated Hero Classic DVDs-- we will certainly purchase more in the future.
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10. Andrea on 1/18/2012, said:

All my children loved this dvd!! They are 12, 9, and 5. Such a wonderful learning tool to teach positive characteristics like patience and determination. Thanks Nest for another wonderful product!!
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This dramatic and deeply moving story captures all the humor, pain andultimate triumph of Anne’s quest to help Helen overcome incredibleobstacles and find her freedom.

Main Characters:
Arthur Keller, Kate Keller, Helen Keller, Doctor, Anne Sullivan, Laura Bridgman, and Michael Anagnos

Overall Theme:
Helen Keller is young and unable to learn without assistance due to her blindness and loss of hearing. Her teacher, Anne Sullivan, is patient and is able to bring structure and order to Helen’s life, as well as an understanding and appreciation for learning and sharing that love of learning with others. Helen Keller graduated college and lectured in countries other than her native United States.

Summary:

Helen Keller (June 27, 1880-June 1, 1968) was an American author, activist, and lecturer. Born in Alabama to Captain Arthur H. Keller, a former officer of the Confederate Army and Kate Adams Keller, second cousin of Robert E. Lee, Helen came down with an illness that left her deaf and blind at the age of only nineteen months.

When Helen Keller was a young child, she contracted a high fever that left her sightless and unable to hear.  Being the parents of a non-seeing and non-hearing child was a hardship on two loving parents who did all they could but seemed to do it in the wrong way. Alexander Graham Bell advised Helen’s parents to contactthe Perkins Institute for the Blind, which assigned 20-year-old AnneSullivan to become Helen’s teacher. Out of desperation, they hired a young educator, Anne Sullivan, to teach and train the young Helen.  Much to the parent’s dismay, Sullivan was a strict and firm disciplinarian with the young, spoiled Keller girl.

Sullivan and Helen Keller moved into a house not far down the lane from the main Keller house.  There they began to develop a trust and relationship of love and respect for each other. This soon turned into an atmosphere that was ripe for learning without the interference of the Keller parents.

Forced to isolate Helen from her family in order tore-teach discipline and manners, Anne Sullivan helped Helen overcomeincredible obstacles to find her freedom. Helen's big breakthrough incommunication came one day when she realized that the motions herteacher was making on her palm (sign language) symbolized the idea of"water."

Once Helen Keller began to put meaning with the finger spelling that she was doing, she began to learn many words at a rapid rate.  Her world began to open and she was able to complete her education and continue advanced training at the university.

Background:

Helen Keller was an American author and lecturer, who overcame considerable physical handicaps.  She served as an inspiration to other afflicted people.  She started her training with Sullivan at the age of seven years.  She quickly learned Braille and learned to speak after only one month of study.  Ten years later she entered Radcliffe College where she graduated with honors. 

Throughout her life she worked and raised funds for the American Foundation for the Blind and traveled and lectured in many countries.  After World War II she visited the wounded veterans in American hospitals and lectured in Europe on behalf of the physically handicapped.

Her writings include The Story of My Life (1902), The World I Live In (1908), Out of the Dark (1913), Midstream—My Later Life (1930), Let Us Have Faith (1940), Teacher: Anne Sullivan Macy (1955) and The Open Door (1957). Her life is the subject of a motion picture, The Unconquered (1954) and a play, The Miracle Worker (1959; motion picture 1962) by William Gibson.

BONUS Resource & Activity Books

Each interactive DVD includes a 48-page instant download Resource & Activity Book full of skill-developing activities, word games, puzzles, coloring pages, and more! Provides hours of fun and learning for the entire family! The special “Certificate of Achievement” located in the back of the book serves as an excellent award your child can display after completing the activities

Principles and Values Taught in This Video
Generosity, Patience, Love, Kindness, Discipline, Dedication, and Perseverance.

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