Helen and the World's Fair
by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life
Chapter XV passage: Born in the 19th century as a healthy baby, Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing as a toddler. Her family sought help for her, and Miss Annie Sullivan became her life-long teacher. Helen learned to sign, speak, and read. She also became a worldwide sensation and a prominent writer and activist. In this passage from her autobiography, 13-year-old Helen and Miss Sullivan visit the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with Alexander Graham Bell. Student's will read the passage and respond to questions on the details of Helen's visit and the vocabulary.