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112 resources with the concept blindness

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Theo’s Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your class to consider a beautiful short film about a boy named Theo who happens to be visually impaired. Over the course of the lesson, pupils work in pairs, discuss their ideas and the film as a class, view the film, take...
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Ray Charles

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Introduce young learners to the read-aloud process with a short biographical passage about Ray Charles. After listening to the passage, class members respond to factual, inferential, and evaluative questions, and then create a timeline...
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Unit 16: The Carter Center - Fighting Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An eye infection can be a nuisance in the developed world; in some places in Africa and South America, these infections cause blindness. While aid workers have drugs and preventative solutions, they are sometimes stopped from delivering...
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Disability Awareness Activity Packet

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Bring awareness to disabilities with a packet consisting of a variety of activities designed to inform scholars about disabilities—autism, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and more! Learners test their communication skills,...
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Understanding Blindness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Gaia Squarci's photo essay, Broken Screen, turns viewers attention to the challenges faced by those with visual impairments. After viewing the images, class members discuss why they believe the photographer structured the album as she did.
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Taking Visual Impairment to School

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
What is the world like when you can't see, or when your vision is impaired? Learn about how Lisa communicates with the world around her with Taking Visual Impairment to School by Rita Whitman Steingold. Learners answer discussion...
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The Right Dog for the Job

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Here, dog lovers can enjoy an educational lesson about the ways puppies are trained to become service and guide dogs. Based on The Right Dog for the Job by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, the lesson provides discussion questions for learners...
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Looking Out for Sarah

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Perry the dog is Sarah's best friend and her guide to the visual world. Young readers learn about guide dogs and communication with Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang, through a series of discussion questions and activities.
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A Picture Book of Louis Braille

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach kids about the beginnings of the Braille writing system with a lesson about Louis Braille. A series of discussion questions guide young readers though A Picture Book of Louis Braille by David A. Adler, and once they finish the...
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Buddy, The First Seeing Eye Dog

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Learn about how the seeing eye dog program began with a reading lesson about Eva Moore's chapter book, Buddy, The First Seeing Eye Dog. With vocabulary words, discussion questions, and extension resources, the lesson is a great way for...
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Could a Blind Eye Regenerate?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Whether it's healing a cut or mending a broken bone, the human body is capable of some pretty amazing repair work, but does it have the power to reverse the blindness caused by genetic diseases? Following along as this video investigates...
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I See Something Red

For Teachers K - 6th
For learners with low vision, the ability to identify colors is an important skill that will help them identify people and places. Groups of brightly colored objects are placed around the room. The child is then given a colored paper and...
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Wheel of Fortune Game

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Games are great for practicing any number of basic skills. Here is a set of wonderful instructions for making a braille version of a spinning game, where children win points by correctly reading/identifying the high-frequency words the...
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Personal Information

For Teachers K - 12th
"Hi, how are you? My name is___." Seems simple enough but it's not always that easy to recall and relate factual information about yourself. Learners with multiple disabilities practice memorizing and relaying personal information about...
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Cooking and Kitchen Tools

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Independent living skills and skills that can be used to gain employment are very important for any learner. Teens with visual impairments explore the kitchen to understand what everything is and what it all does. The lesson includes a...
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Writing a Biography - Helen Keller

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate inspirational figures by researching Helen Keller.  In this biography lesson, students utilize the Internet to take notes about the life of Helen Keller.  Students complete a biography question worksheet which they...
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Beginning Map Skills

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Maps can be so much fun, they help you understand spatial relationships, distance between objects, and can foster direction skills. Budding cartographers with visual impairments use the Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit to create their...
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Creating a 3-D Model of a Plant Life

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Instructing blind or visually impaired learners means you need to make symbolic tactile representations of various processes to provide as much input as possible. But wouldn't it be even better to have your learners make the models...
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Integrated Skills - Laundry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
I hate doing laundry, even if it is an independent living skill that requires me to count money, follow a sequence, and sort clothing by color. Learners with multiple disabilities discuss what laundry is, why they need to do it, and how...
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Timeline for Anne

For Teachers 4th - 9th
It is key to the learning process to make everything a child with visual impairments does as tactile as possible. After reading Anne of Green Gables, the class discusses her life events in order to make a tactile time line. They choose...
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Accessible Labels

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
When you're blind it is extremely important to be able to navigate your environment in as independent a way as possible. This idea isn't a lesson, but it is a great way to foster independent mobility and literacy skills while making the...
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Tactile quilts that tell a story

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Learners with multiple disabilities need to engage in projects that push them to know their full potential. They need to be able to express themselves in a variety of ways, and this very thoughtful lesson does just that. They make a...
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Making Choices

For Teachers K - 6th
Here is an excellent and well-developed lesson intended to promote choice-making skills for learners with visual impairment and intellectual disabilities. It fosters choice-making skills through a soft version of discrete trial training,...
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Talk to Me

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate communication techniques using variations in the tone of the voice, facial expressions, and gestures. The image of Helen Keller which appears on the reverse side of the Alabama quarter forms the basis of the lesson's...