Harriet Tubman Unit for Special Ed for google classroom | Distance learning

Total Pages: 53
File Size: 3 MB



Harriet Tubman Unit contains over 50 pages 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.

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This unit now includes a 5 day lesson plan

This unit now includes digital versions of most of the activities!!

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Harriet Tubman Unit Includes:

  • movie version on the PowerPoint to use in google classroom
  • 12 google slides (completely differentiated for you)
  • 5-day lesson plan
  • 14 pg. story on Harriet Tubman
  • Circle map reviewing life of Harriet Tubman
  • Vocabulary board to use while teaching Harriet Tubman unit
  • Large timeline cards
  • Cut/paste timeline on Harriet Tubman
  • Coloring book on Underground Railroad
  • ***NEW*** Writing prompt on being a hero
  • Quiz


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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I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.

Consider adding the following units to your Black History Month lessons as well which covers the life of Martin Luther King Jr as well as Rosa Parks:

Martin Luther King Unit

Slavery Unit

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