2024 Solar Eclipse Activities Special Education Total Solar Eclipse 2024


Total Pages 54 pages plus 10 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 days


2024 Solar Eclipse Activities contain information and activities for the total eclipse specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit has Solar Eclipse activities that address:

  • how a solar eclipse occurs
  • where the solar eclipse can be seen
  • different areas of the solar eclipse
  • ancient beliefs from different cultures about the solar eclipse


There are many opportunities for students to learn about the 2024 Solar Eclipse. This repetition encourages true appreciation of this holiday.


Finally, many of the solar eclipse activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


****This unit has digital AND printable Solar Eclipse activities.  There is also a movie version of the book.




⭐⭐For more on the position of the Earth, Sun and Moon check out that unit here.


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Solar Eclipse 2024 includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:


  • Solar Eclipse activities in color
  • Solar Eclipse activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Solar Eclipse book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities



Leap Year Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • Fill-in-the-blank notes to go with PowerPoint
  • Solar Eclipse circle map (includes digital version)
  • Label position of Earth, Sun, and Moon (includes digital version)
  • Color in the path of the eclipse on a map (will be updated as needed)
  • 2 Close worksheets to review main facts (includes digital version)


This unit will be updated as needed for future occurrences of the solar eclipse. You will be able to download the updated version by visiting my purchases under your account.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.