Circulatory System for High School Special Ed with lesson plans


Total Pages 145 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on the Circulatory System contains over 140 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in high school. This unit is a great compliment to my Human Body Bundle (click HERE). It addresses how blood flows through the body and the main components in blood. All the information is presented in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. In addition, many of the activities and assessment include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ Also includes a PRE-RECORDED POWER POINT SHOW with automated advancement to use in your lesson or for students to listen to on their own.

✩✩✩ There are also 9 days of 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.


Circulatory System Unit Includes:

  • 9 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 35 page book on the immune system PLUS a pre-recorded power point show
  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities
  • Circle maps
  • Matching activities
  • Sequencing activities
  • Close worksheets for review
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles
  • Word search
  • Assessments (3 versions)

Most activities (not book) 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.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have.

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.