June 27th Special Days - Featuring 4+ Helen Keller Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Photograph of Helen Keller at age eight with her tutor Anne Sullivan on vacation in Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts | July 1888 | New England Historic Genealogical Society
June 27th is... Helen Keller Day, Happy Birthday to You Day, Decide to Be Married Day, Industrial Workers of the World Day, National Ice Cream Cake Day, National HIV Testing Day, National Sunglasses Day, International Pineapple Day, National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day/National PTSD Awareness Day, National Onion Day, National High School Mountain Bike Day, National Indian Pudding Day, National Orange Blossom Day, Initium Aestatis, Micro- Small- And Medium-Sized Enterprises Day, Mixed Race Day (Brazil), Seven Sleepers Day (Germany), St. Ladislaus' Day

MORE: National Handshake Day, National Bomb Pop Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Story of My Life (Dover Thrift Editions), by Helen Keller (Author), Candace Ward (Editor). Publisher: Dover Publications; New edition edition (April 27, 2012)Helen Keller Day
-- A commemorative holiday to celebrate the life and achievements of Helen Keller, American activist, author, and suffragist. An observance by presidential proclamation in 1980, as well as international organizations, particularly those helping the blind and deaf.  In 1904, Keller became the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor's degree in the US.

Read: The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller, Candace Ward
-- When she was 19 months old, Helen Keller (1880–1968) suffered a severe illness leaving her blind and deaf. Not long after, she also became mute. Her tenacious struggle to overcome these handicaps - with the help of her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan - is one of the great stories of human courage and dedication. In this classic autobiography, first published in 1903, Miss Keller recounts the first 22 years of her life, including the magical moment at the water pump when recognizing the connection between the word water and the cold liquid flowing over her hand, she realized objects had names.
Image: Watch The Miracle Worker | Helen Keller comes under the tutelage of an amazing teacherThe Miracle Worker -- This movie is the story about Anne Sullivan, and her efforts in working with young Helen Keller. The movie focuses on Anne's struggle to draw Helen, a blind and prelingually deaf girl out of her world of darkness and silence. Helen has been unable to communicate with her family except through physical temper tantrums since an illness took her eyesight and hearing from her at the age of 19 months old. She is allowed to eat other people's food with her hands, knock over or break items, and basically do whatever else she desires. She is barely pacified with candy when she throws a tantrum and is headed toward mental institutionalization in an asylum when Anne enters her life as Helen's parents' last-ditch effort to avoid the inevitable

Image: Helen Keller: A photographic story of a life (DK Biography) | Paperback: 128 pages | by Leslie Garrett (Author), Annie Tremmel Wilcox (Author). Publisher: DK Children; 37160th edition (August 23, 2004)Helen Keller: A photographic story of a life -- Tells the inspirational tale of the spirited crusader, Helen Keller. In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of keywords, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.

Braille Coloring and Activity Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
👩 Helen Keller Activity Book

👩 American Notable American Women ~ Helen Keller with Anne Sullivan paper dolls

👩 Annie and Helen: Helen Keller Activities

👩 Printable Braille Alphabet Charts

Image: Cool Shades: The History and Meaning of Sunglasses, by Vanessa Brown (Author). Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (February 12, 2015)Sunglasses Day
-- Not only an observance but a reminder our shades are a health necessity, and it is important to wear sunglasses or other UV-protective eyewear every day to protect long-term eye health.

Read: Cool Shades: The History and Meaning of Sunglasses, by Vanessa Brown
-- Cool Shades provides the first in-depth exploration of the enduring appeal of sunglasses in visual culture, both historically and today. Accessible and highly engaging, this book offers an original history of how sunglasses became a fashion accessory in the early twentieth century and addresses the complex variety of meanings they have the power to articulate, through associations with vision, light, glamour, darkness, fashion, speed and technology in the context of modernity.

👓 Wear your sunglasses

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
👓 Print and craft a pair of cute paper eyeglasses

👓 Deal With It Glasses

👓 Make Your Own 3-D Glasses

👓 Rainbow Dash's Sunglasses Papercraft

👓 Sunglasses coloring pages

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