Emotional Health and Self-Esteem Unit for High School Special Education



Total Pages 210 pages plus 46 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on Emotional Health including self-esteem contains over 200 pages and 46 google slides designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle or high school.


It addresses the main aspects of emotional and mental health and includes material on why positive self-esteem is important and how to build positive self-esteem.


It covers calming techniques, appropriate emotions, having a positive outlook, and how to build positive self-esteem all meant to improve emotional and mental health and build positive self-esteem.


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 activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


✩✩✩ This unit includes digital versions of the printable activities. There are 46 google slides (includes a differentiated set) and a movie version of both books.



✩✩✩ For more units to add to your health curriculum for special education, check out:



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Emotional Health Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.

In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 15 days of lesson plans
  • Emotional Health activities in color
  • Emotional Health activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Emotional and Mental Health book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Self-Esteem book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Emotional Health Activities:

  • Vocabulary board
  • 15 Vocabulary cards (includes digital version)
  • Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • Identifying appropriate feelings (includes digital version)
  • Identifying positive outlooks (includes digital version)
  • Positive affirmation writing prompts (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Fill in the blank worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (3 versions) (includes digital version)


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, asking students good questions will push them to think more deeply than before.

>>>I also have an Introduction to Health unit that is perfect to start with. CLICK HERE to check that out.

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.