Immune System for Middle and High School Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 145 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on the Immune System contains over 140 pages and 32 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle or high school. This unit is a great compliment to my Human Body Bundle (click HERE). It addresses some of the main characteristics of the immune system, organs involved and disorders that may occur. Specially, it touches on the spleen, thymus, lymphatic system and lymph nodes. There is also mention of the effects that immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases have on the body. All the information is presented in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

✩✩✩This unit now includes digital versions of the printable activities. There are 32 google slides and a movie version of the book.

✩✩✩ There are also 9 days of DETAILED LESSON PLANS with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials.

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


Immune System Unit Includes:

  • 9 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 40 page book on the immune system (includes a movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes a digital version)
  • Circle map (includes a digital version)
  • Matching activity (includes a digital version)
  • Sequencing activities (3 levels) (includes a digital version)
  • Close worksheets (includes a digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes a digital version)
  • Word search
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes a digital version)

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.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.