BRAILLE ALPHABET

MATH
Talk about circles, sets and pairs used in combination with one another. In the Braille alphabet, how many odd and even raised circles can be counted for each letter, can any correlations be made associating the number of circles to the letters?

HISTORY
Louis Braille (1809-1952) was blind from the age of three. In 1818 he attended the National Institute for
the Young Blind in Paris. Talk about how the Braille system has been modified and is used successfully in many countries today.

LANGUAGE ARTS
Have a class discussion on different techniques used in writing (like logo-graphics and typographical techniques). Have students create a coded message using the Braille technique, go to TPT for page templates.

SCIENCE
Discuss the importance of vision and some optical diseases that can alter sight. Discuss how technology can assist the visually impaired and what possible volunteer opportunities may be available through guide dog organizations.

EXTENSION
A full braille cell consists of six raised dots arranged in two parallel vertical columns of three dots. Try using dice to come up with different letter and word combinations.

Art Infused Cross Curriculum Educational Lesson Ideas – Braille Alphabet

Ideas for ART INFUSED Cross Curriculum Lesson Plans

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