Forces Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 169 pages PLUS 50 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


The Forces unit contains 152 pages and 50 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 main types of forces: push, pull, gravity, and magnetism 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 these four main types of forces. This repetition encourages true understanding of this very abstract concept. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ This unit now has digital versions of the activities. There are 50 google slides and a movie version of the book.

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Forces Unit Includes:

• 16 day lesson plan with group activities

• 49 page book (includes movie version)

• Vocabulary board

• 12 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital activities)

• 24 Flashcards

• Circle maps (includes digital activities)

• Sorting Activities (includes digital activities)

• Cause and Effect activity (includes digital activities)

• 2 Experiments (includes digital activities)

• 5 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes digital activities)

• Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital activities)

Most activities (not book or flashcards) 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.

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