Louis Braille: His Life and Legacy
In this two-week online course, students will learn how fifteen-year-old Louis Braille modified a tactile military code into a way for the blind to read and write, and how his invention is still used today.
year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 2 weeks
45 minutes per class
US Grade 3 - 6
This course will be presented in two parts. Week 1 will focus on the Life of Louis Braille and the Braille system of reading for people who are blind. Teacher Tricia will read the book "Six Dots: a Story of Young Louis Braille" by Jen Bryant. She will be reading the book in Braille; so the students will have the opportunity to see how the process works. The particular copy of the book that will be used is known as a "twin vision" book. This means that the book contains pages in both print,...
I have been a Braille user since early childhood, learning to read and write it at the same time my peers were learning print. In addition, I have taught Braille to others who had recently lost their sight or who were just beginning to learn to read. As a person who is blind, I am comfortable and knowledgeable with the subject and welcome all questions from students and parents.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Meet the teacher
Hi, I'm Teacher Tricia, and I'm so happy to be here on Outschool with you. I teach classes in a variety of subjects including language arts, literature, history, and life skills. As a homeschool mom of two kiddos, I have experience teaching in...