Harold Krents is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He was also a strong advocate for the rights of the handicapped through his entire life.
Darkness at Noon written by H.K. was appreciated in textbooks of many countries. This article was first released on The New York Times, May 26, 1976.
To Race the Wind(1980) was a film based on Krents’ autobiography. It offers the story of the free-spirited, girl-chasing Krents as he attempts to achieve to be as normal as others in the sighted world. This film has inspired many unsighted youths. http:// www.classzone.com/novelguides/litcons/miracle/related.cfm
Louis BrailleBraille was first developed in 1824 by a 15 year old French student named Louis Braille, who was blind but wanted a better way to read and write. home.t-online.de/ home/bsvsa/publi.htm Louis Braille (1809-1852)
six raised dots Braille is created with six raised dots to stand for each English alphabet http://www.nyise.org/blind/britbrl2.htm
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The following are a series of questions about the concepts you’ve just learned from Harold Krents’ essay. You can try to answer them in class or write down your opinions.
Give some examples of the common misconception people have toward blind people.
Imagine that you’re visually handicapped, what do you want people to view and treat you?
After reading Darkness at Noon, what do you think the author Harold Krents wants to tell us?
People tend to have bias or discrimination toward those who are different from us or those whom we are not familiar with. For example, biases or discriminations toward the handicapped, Africans, Asians, aboriginals, homosexuals, immigrants, This one is kind of tough!
the elders, female capacity in working field, etc.. What can we do to eliminate those unreasonable biases? Try to think about it or share your viewpoints with the class. This is question is optional.
http://www.mhhe.com/primis/catalog/pcatalog/D10- 1.htm?http://www.mhhe.com/primis/catalog/pcatalog/CL USE-TH.htmhttp://www.mhhe.com/primis/catalog/pcatalog/D10- 1.htm?http://www.mhhe.com/primis/catalog/pcatalog/CL USE-TH.htm This website offers various novels about bias and discrimination on certain aspects of human societies. Many of them are worth reading and the issues raised there are worth thinking.
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