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The Story of My Life Lesson Plan

Introduction to The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life paints the first twenty-one years of Helen Keller's life with alternating fine and broad brushstrokes. The reader of this short autobiography learns mostly about the informal and formal moments of her learning, and it is for this reason that it is often considered an autobiography of her education. But Helen Keller's life story is essentially a story about learning itself.

The first chapter of the book introduce us to her family life at home in Alabama. It is there were learn about her earliest struggles and her love of nature. She recounts moments in and around her family home with fine detail. She introduces us to the people of her family, from her parents and...

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