Budgeting Unit for High School Special Education


Total Pages 132 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


Budgeting skills can be so challenging even for the best of us, but imagine if you were living with a disability like autism. This unit on teaching budgeting skills is meant to help students in a life skills high school setting understand what it means to make and follow a budget. This unit on budgeting includes 2 versions to target those students who are early readers and those who are non-readers.


Click here: Budgeting BUNDLE for High School Special Education

I made every attempt to keep the content age-appropriate yet usable for multiple learning levels.


Budgeting Unit Includes:

• 10 day lesson plan

• 2 books

→ Making a Budget

→ Following a Budget **

• Parent letter

• Budgeting vocabulary cards and quizzes **

• Sorting wants and needs activity **

• Making a Budget Template (2 versions) **

• Following a Budget worksheets (2 versions) **

• Evaluating Your Budget worksheets (2 versions) **

• 2 quizzes (one for the end of each week) **

**: color and BW versions included


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 have recently added some practice worksheets that go along with this unit. You can grab them by clicking below:

Budgeting Worksheet Set for High School Special Education