Resource Title

Seeing Our World: a CSPE and Transition Year resource that explores blindness and human rights around the world

Summary

This TY and CSPE resource has been written to encourage discussion and debate on health and human rights through the causes of avoidable blindness, the need for equal opportunities and about people who are blind or visually impaired in the developing world.

It includes easy to-follow activities and action plan projects that aim to encourage discussion and debate in the classroom.

Resource Details

  • Date added: 7th February 2014
  • Author: Tony Daly and Ciara Regan
  • Publisher: Sightsavers Ireland
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Year: 2013
  • ISBN: 9780956718570
  • Page Count: 18

Description

This teacher resource aims to:

  1. Expose Irish secondary students to the issues, challenges and actions of a non-governmental organisation, Sightsavers, and to reflect on their own attitudes and ideas in relation to our work
  2. Deepen the level of understanding about the challenges faced by people who are visually impaired in developing countries
  3. Support secondary school teachers in delivering CSPE and Transition Year classes
  4. Use human rights education as a platform for exploring the work of Sightsavers on issues such as global health, social exclusion and poverty
  5. Provide a range of learning exercises across six activities that can be easily adapted to fit CSPE and Transition Year modules
  6. Give students an opportunity to complete a range of action projects, including taking part in Sightsavers’ Snap a Sight Photo Competition

This resource includes: recording and documenting learning opportunities; cataract and visual impairment simulation exercises; quizzes; infographics; videos; exploring images; worksheets and case studies; evaluation exercises.

Once students have completed the activities and action projects they will be awarded with Sightsavers certificates.

Support videos

Video 1: A few things to know about avoidable blindness | 3 minutes


Video 2: Realising Rights Changing Lives – Part 1 | 9 minutes


Video 3: Realising Rights Changing Lives – Part 2 | 9 minutes


Video 4: Global Trachoma Mapping Project | 2 minutes

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