2024 Summer Olympics and Paris, France for Special Education World Geography


Total Pages 210 plus 34 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paris, France, has over 200 pages PLUS 34 Google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This resource is split into two weeks. The first week focuses on Paris, and the second week focuses on the history of the Olympic Games.


Week one on Paris looks at:

  • Geography
  • Weather
  • Landmarks (Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe)
  • Popular foods
  • Fun Facts


All the information is presented in a simplified but rigorous way so that students with diverse learning needs can make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


Students have many opportunities to repeatedly learn about what makes Paris an important city and things to see while visiting.


In addition, many activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


The digital activities were created using Google Slides and can be used with Google Classroom.


Each digital activity comes in two versions: the original and one with color coding to add more visual support for students who need it. The unit also includes a link to a movie version of both books that students can watch online.


There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movies in a pdf included in this unit. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.


See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.



Paris and the History of the Olympics Include:


⭐ This unit comes in two complete files: one in color and one in black and white.


In the zipped folder, you will find:

  • 10 days of lesson plans
  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • 2 books (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities



  • Vocabulary board (one for each week)
  • Bingo cards (one set for each week)
  • Circle map on Paris (plus digital version)
  • Identify France and Paris on maps (plus digital version)
  • Word map for each landmark (plus digital version)
  • Writing prompt (plus digital versions)
  • Timeline of main events in Olympic history (plus digital version)
  • Sorting winter and summer events (plus digital version)
  • Matching the equipment needed for each sport (plus digital version)
  • Venn diagram looking at past and current Olympic Games (plus digital versions)
  • Cut and paste close worksheets; 2 for each week (plus digital versions)



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 assimilate what is being taught fully. 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, asking students good questions will push them to think more deeply than before.