American Masters | Becoming Helen Keller | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Thursday, September 14, 1 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of American Masters. After watching, dive deeper with resources about Helen Keller’s political activism, humanitarian work, and cultural impact on PBS LearningMedia.

In Becoming Helen Keller, revisit the complex life and legacy of the author, advocate and human rights pioneer. Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind, used her celebrity and wit to champion rights for women, people with disabilities and people living in poverty.

PBS LearningMedia

Becoming Helen Keller collection

Grades 9-12
Rediscover the complex life and legacy of the author, advocate and human rights pioneer. Helen Keller (1880-1968), who was deaf and blind since childhood, used her celebrity and wit to advocate for social justice, particularly for women, workers, people with disabilities, and people living in poverty. All the videos and support materials in this collection incorporate accessibility features including ASL interpretation, descriptive transcripts, extended audio description, closed captioning, alternative text descriptions for primary source images, and accessible text-based handouts. 

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