According to the special days calendar for October, the second Thursday is World Sight Day. This awareness day is sponsored by WHO (World Health Organization) and was established to draw attention to blindness and vision impairment. Below is a collection of free resources for teaching about the human eye and blindness.
Printable human eye diagram and eye vocabulary list http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/anatomy/eye/
Follow a videotaped dissection of a cow eye and then compare and contrast what you’ve seen with an interactive diagram of the human eye. http://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.stru.coweye/cows-eye-dissection/
These are articles written for middle and high school levels which discusses how the eye works, the causes of blindness, and what doctors can do to detect and treat visual problems http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/sight/visual_impaired.html# and http://www.planet-science.com/categories/over-11s/human-body/2010/12/let-there-be-light.aspx
Interactive quiz to test eye knowledge http://kidshealth.org/kid/quizzes/EYEquiz.html#cat20913
Vision experiments http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chvision.html
There are many Bible verses relating to the eyes, blindness, and healing of the blind. However, Isaiah 42:16 is what I have selected for our homeschool Bible discussion, copy work and journaling
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them.”
To conclude our World Sight Day study we’ll be watching this informative video about the history, training, and use of seeing eye dogs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udUWaXxGo_U
Human Eye and vision resources and videos http://www.franw.com/2015/08/the-human-eye.html
BIG List of Special Days in October, 2018