A hands-on feel for learning

Doniphan-Trumbull second-graders Alyssa Breckner (left)
and Lacie Naden look at a Braille story book while learning
about Helen Keller and Louis Braille Friday at the school.

DONIPHAN — A lesson is best learned with a hands-on application and that's exactly what Doniphan-Trumbull second-graders got Friday morning.

Beth Adelson, a Hastings Public Schools teacher for the visually impaired, visited the D-T elementary school and taught the students about Braille, which was developed by French teenager Louis Braille in 1824.

Teacher Brenda Herrmann coordinated Adelson's visit, a presentation for students in Herrmann's and Lisa Happold's second-grade classes. Herrmann said she could tell the students were engaged, highly interested and eager to learn about Braille.

The lesson about Braille came during the same week the second-graders learned about Helen Keller.

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