5 Senses Unit for Middle and High School Special Education with lesson plans



Total Pages 209 pages plus 54 googles slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on the 5 Senses contains over 200 pages and 54 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle or high school. This unit is a great compliment to my Human Body Bundle (CLICK HERE). It addresses the 5 senses using standards from high school often used in special education settings. That means there is more emphasis on structures and functions than simply learning what each sense does. All the information is presented in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the 5 Senses. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ This unit includes digital versions of the printable activities. There are 54 slides that include a second that is fully differentiated. See the video preview for a walk-through of the slides.

✩✩✩ There are also 15 days of DETAILED LESSON PLANS with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials.

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


5 Senses Unit Includes:

  • 15 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 46 page book (includes a movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes a digital version)
  • 5 Circle maps (one for each sense) (includes a digital version)
  • 3 Sorting activities (includes a digital version)
  • 3 Levels of matching activities (includes a digital version)
  • 5 Cut and paste close worksheets (one for each sense) (includes a digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes a digital version)
  • Word search
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes a digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in 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.

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I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.