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World Sight Day


According to the special days calendar for October, the second Thursday is World Sight Day.  It’s been a couple of years since we’ve covered eyes, vision, and eye health so it’s time to revisit the topic.  I’ve updated our resource list.  There are awesome study helps including videos, diagrams, and activities!

Click here for the revised resource list  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/10/10/wolrd-sight-day/


World Sight Day

worldsightdayAccording to the special days calendar for October, the second Thursday is World Sight DayThis 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

Braille chart  http://braillebug.afb.org/braille_print.asp

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

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