Saturday, October 30, 2010

Alexander Graham Bell by Brooke

We have been reading some biographies about a few people the last 2 weeks they were on Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan, and Alexander Graham Bell. We read aloud Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan but I had Brooke do one on her own and write a report then give it to the whole family. Here is her report. Oh notice in it how she nick names him Alex :)

Alexander Graham Bell was born March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He left school at the age of 15 and never received is high school diploma. Later on he lived in London, England with his grandfather for a short time. His Grandfather was very strict. Alex worked everyday with his studies. He was a teacher for speech and all of his students were older then him so he quit for a few years and then came back and taught music.

Alex began working with his brother on a talk box. They used a tin tube, wooden box, cotton, and rubber, They could make the machine say "mama" in a high pitch voice.

In 1865 Alex's grandfather died. Alex continued his grandfathers work and moved to London. He studied Anatomy and Physiology. He taught deaf how to use visible speech and how to read lips. In 1868 his brother died to of the same thing Tuberculosis. Three years later he moved his family to Canada. Shortly after he moved to Boston. Alex created the telegraph but could only send one message at a time. He then created the Harmonic telegraph which sent more then one message at a time. In 1872 he was tired and moved his family back to Canada.

With Watson help he designed the telephone on March 7, 1876. He married Mabel Hubbard on July 11,1877. He retired from his job at age 32 in 1881. Then he had his first son who sadly died after birth. Alex died August 2,1922 at age 75.

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