Climate Change Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL | Environmental Science



Total Pages 198 pages plus 46 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on Climate Change takes a look at global warming and the effects of climate change. It contains 200 pages and 46 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school.


This unit addresses the concerns around the effects of climate change in a 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 how the greenhouse effect has resulted in global warming and the ripples effect of that. This repetition helps students make connections to this important and often abstract information.


In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


✩✩✩ This unit is also in a digital format. There are 46 google slides (includes a set that is totally differentiated), and a movie version of the book. Please see the video preview for a walk-through of the slides.



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See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Climate Change 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:

  • 13 days of lesson plans
  • Climate Change activities in color
  • Climate Change activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Climate Change book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Climate Change Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • 12 Vocabulary cards with cut and paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Sequencing activities (includes digital version)
  • Cause and effect activities (includes digital version)
  • Label Greenhouse effect (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity (includes digital version)
  • How to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Writing prompt: what people need to know (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Fill in the blank worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (includes digital version)
  • 43 google slides
  • movie version of the book

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.