Black History Month BUNDLE for Special Ed with google slides | Distance learning


This bundle contains my complete units on: Martin Luther King Jr (also includes Rosa Parks), Harriet Tubman, and Slavery. Has over 200 pages of material specifically designed for students with autism and special learning needs. It addresses this difficult subject in a respectful and 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 Black History. This repetition encourages true appreciation and personal connections to this civil history. Finally, many of the activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation. There is also a social story included addressing why we have to learn about difficult topics such as slavery.

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Bundle Includes:

MARTIN LUTHER KING UNIT **Includes digital activities***

  • 2 books also in movie format and PowerPoint shows
    • Martin Luther King, Jr
    • Rosa Parks
  • 2 facts sheets on Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks
  • 2 circle maps reviewing important facts about Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks (digital versions)
  • Venn diagram to compare and contrast Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks using picture symbols with color-coding provided for differentiation (digital version)
  • 2 close worksheets on Martin Luther King Jr and 1 close worksheet on Rosa Parks (digital versions)
  • Social Story Activity: What does Tolerance Look Like cut and paste activity and coloring sheet (digital version)
  • Specially designed Martin Luther King Jr craft so ALL students can participate in celebrating and connecting with this important holiday

HARRIET TUBMAN UNIT **Includes digital activities***

  • movie version on the PowerPoint to use in google classroom
  • 12 google slides (completely differentiated for you)
  • 5-day lesson plan
  • 14 pg. story on Harriet Tubman
  • Circle map reviewing life of Harriet Tubman (digital version)
  • Vocabulary board to use while teaching Harriet Tubman unit
  • Large timeline cards (digital version)
  • Cut/paste timeline on Harriet Tubman (digital version)
  • Coloring book on Underground Railroad
  • ***NEW*** Writing prompt on being a hero (digital version)
  • Quiz (digital version)

SLAVERY UNIT **Includes digital activities***

  • 28 google slides
  • movie version of book
  • 25 pg. story with photos
  • Voice recorded PowerPoint
  • Vocabulary board
  • Vocabulary cards
  • Cut and paste vocabulary review (differentiated) (digital version)
  • Circle map reviewing slavery facts (digital version)
  • Cut/paste timeline (digital version)
  • Map identifying the Mason-Dixon line (differentiated) (digital version)
  • BW booklet making personal connections to the concept of slavery (digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (digital version)
  • 14 pg social story: Why Do I Need to Learn That?


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.

You can purchase these units separately as well by clicking below:

Martin Luther King & Rosa Parks Unit
Harriet Tubman Unit
Slavery Unit

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