Beijing, China Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 101 pages plus 16 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Beijing, the capital of The People’s Republic of China, is where the 2022 games will be held in February. This unit contains almost 100 pages and 16 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on Beijing explores this city’s culture, landmarks, history, and the winter games in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material when learning about this unique and fascinating culture. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on features and traditions of Beijing. This repetition encourages true appreciation for this country. Many activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

*****This is a great way to add some history and culture when teaching about the winter sports that will be occurring there in February.

This unit includes digital versions of the printable activities and movie versions of the books.

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Beijing, China Unit Includes:

  • 6 day lesson plan
  • 37 page book on Beijing (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • Circle map on facts from the book (includes digital version)
  • Coloring map of China (differentiated) (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (differentiated) (includes digital version)
    • Winter vs summer Olympic sports
    • Foods in Beijing vs the United States and elsewhere
  • Match the equipment needed for each winter sport (includes digital version)
  • Quiz (3 versions)

***All printable activities (except the book) are in color and black and white.


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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