website for kids (it looks young and childish but has excellent info and pictures)
The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller (the play Miracle Worker is taken from her book written in 1903)
Perkins School for the Blind
Annie Sullivan's time there- this page and next several after, good quotes from Sullivan
Overview of Sullivan's time at Tewksbury
Book written about Sullivan that can be read online (written in 1933 by someone who knew both Keller and Sullivan) http://www.archive.org/stream/annesullivanmacy000333mbp#page/n39/mode/2up
A history of the Almshouse in general- primary source documents and pictures at bottom of page
What is wrong with the use of the terms: 'deaf-mute', 'deaf and dumb', or 'hearing impaired'?
Deaf culture- even has a fingerspelling player (and the documentary is available to play instantly from Netflix) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/soundandfury/culture/deafhistory.html
Alabama- history of state
Miracle Worker- the play
The best information is from a subscription site- but some basics can be found for free at
Brief article on Auschwitz Museum artifacts
Two personal stories of how some artifacts survived - these change periodically so the website may not work next time:
Click on a picture from the following section to read stories of other artifacts:
Archaeological excavations at the site of the Nazi Chelmno Extermination Camp in Poland during World War II
Forbidden art from Auschwitz-Birkenau
http://lastexpression.northwestern.edu/exhibition_fr_e_milart.html (slide 12 has a list of items used to create art)
"Forbidden Art"- created at Auschwitz (2:54)
Holocaust Children's Lit Bibliography
Green, Gerald, The Artists of Terezín. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1969.
Volavkova, Hana, ed., I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezín Concentration Camp, 1942-1944. New York: Schocken Books, 1993.