Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Egypt for Middle/High School Special Ed


Total Pages 198 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks
File Type Zip 30 MB


This unit on Ancient Egypt takes a look at the various kingdoms in Ancient Egypt from around 2950BC to 332BC. This unit mainly focuses on the Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, and New Kingdom. (There is not much emphasis or reference to specific dynasties during this period.) It contains 200 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses Ancient Egyptian civilization 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 this time period including some of the major contributions to architecture as well as some of the unique traditions and rituals from this time period . This repetition helps students make connections to this important and often abstract information. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ Thanks to a suggestion from a buyer, I am now going to be including a PRE-RECORDED POWER POINT SHOW with automated advancement to use in your lesson or for students to listen to on their own. 

✩✩✩ Thanks to a suggestion from a buyer, I am now going to be including a detailed lesson plans with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials. 

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Ancient Egypt Unit Includes:

  • 14 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 42 page book on Ancient Egypt with voice recorded power point show
  • Vocabulary board
  • 20 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities
  • Circle map
  • 3 collages (one for each Kingdom)
  • Venn Diagram comparing Ancient Egypt to today
  • 20 Large timeline cards with group activity
  • Cut and paste timeline
  • Mummified apples experiment
  • Vocabulary Word Search
  • Symbol Sudoku Puzzles (2 levels)
  • 5 Cut and paste close worksheets
  • Assessments (3 versions)

Most activities (not book or large timeline cards) are in color and BW.


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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