William Gibson
Lesson plans for The Miracle Worker

1930: Rare footage of Helen Keller speaking with the help of Anne Sullivan
This black-and-white video (2:59) shows Anne Sullivan explaining how Helen Keller learned to speak. Viewers can hear Keller speaking. Downloadable; it resides on YouTube.

Helen Keller Speaks Out
In this black-and-white video probably from the 1950s (3:09), Helen Keller explains that her greatest disappointment in life is her inability to speak normally. Includes Polly Thompson, her companion.

Cross Curriculum Lesson Plans
Students act out part of the play and consider the importance of resilience.

The Miracle Worker
Biography of William Gibson, summary, teaching ideas, and suggestions for further reading.

The Miracle Worker -- Teach Someone Something
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The Miracle Worker -- Trust Walk
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The Miracle Worker -- Using your other senses
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