What was Helen's earliest experience of language, particularly of learning words?
Strong answers will discuss the experiential learning around this milestone in Helen's life. They will refer the way it was difficult for her to assign individual words to individual objects (like mug and water). They should discuss the way Anne Sullivan introduced her to this concept, taking her outdoors to feel the water on her hand. They will discuss the way this turned into more formal learning when Miss Sullivan began spelling these words into Helen's hand. Students may discuss the importance of feeling, whether feeling words spelled into her hands or feeling emotions.
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