Employment Unit for Special Education Financial Literacy Finding a Job


Total Pages 335 pages plus 74 slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 month


This Employment unit focuses on:

  • Finding a Job
  • Getting a Job
  • Keeping a Job


This Employment unit covers 3 weeks of instruction for students with autism and special learning needs. It uses picture symbols, photos, and simple text.


Each week has individual and group activities including:

  • circle maps
  • sorting activities
  • matching activities
  • fill-in-the-blank worksheets
  • Interest inventories
  • Sample job applications
  • Mock interview practice


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Employment Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in separate zipped files.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 16 days of lesson plans
  • Employment activities in color
  • Employment activities in black and white
  • Finding a Job book (PowerPoint) to use with activities week 1
  • Getting a Job book (PowerPoint) to use with activities week 2
  • Keeping a Job book (PowerPoint) to use with activities week 3
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Employment Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 vocabulary cards with cut and paste activities
  • 3 circle maps
  • 3 sorting activities
  • 3 matching activities
  • 6 fill-in-the blank worksheets
  • Interest inventory questions and collage pictures
  • Sample job application
  • Mock interview
    • questions
    • rubric
    • power cards
  • Bingo cards
  • Vocabulary puzzles
  • Assessment


Color and BW versions included


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into 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.