Harriet Tubman Unit for Special Education | Black History Month


Total Pages 58 plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Harriet Tubman Unit contains over 50 pages and 12 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit on Harriet Tubman addresses the important contributions of Harriet Tubman 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 Harriet Tubman. This repetition encourages true appreciation and personal connections to Harriet Tubman.


Finally, many of the Harriet Tubman activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.



⭐ Pair this unit with my literacy unit, Before She Was Harriet CLICK HERE




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Harriet Tubman 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:

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


Harriet Tubman Activities:

  • Circle map reviewing the life of Harriet Tubman (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary board to use while teaching Harriet Tubman unit
  • Large timeline cards (includes digital version)
  • Cut/paste timeline on Harriet Tubman (includes digital version)
  • Review booklet on Underground Railroad
  • Writing prompt on being a hero (includes digital version)
  • Quiz (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 assimilate what is being taught fully. 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.