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

Total Pages 165 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks
File Size 37MB (Zip file)




This unit on Ancient Greece takes a look at the three periods and contributions to modern life from this ancient civilization. It contains 165 pages and 36 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses Ancient Greece 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 how Ancient Greece has affected our government, science, arts, philosophy, and even sports today. 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.

✩✩✩This unit contains digital versions of the activities. There are 36 google slides and a movie version of the book.

✩✩✩ Thanks to a suggestion from a buyer, I am now going to be including 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.


Ancient Greece Unit Includes:

  • 13 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 34 page book on Ancient Greece with voice recorded power point show (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • 3 Collage: one for each period (Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic) (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities:  Differences between citizens of Sparta vs Athens (includes digital version)
  • 13 Large timeline cards with group activity
  • Cut and paste timeline (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary Word Search (includes digital version)
  • Symbol Sudoku Puzzles (2 levels) (includes digital version)
  • 4 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

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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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.