Independence Day Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL

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Total Pages 54 pages and 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 days

$5.00

This unit on Independence Day contains 50 pages and 12 google slides specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit reviews why Independence Day is a national holiday and how people celebrate it 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 this holiday.

 

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

 

The digital activities were created using google slides and can be used with google classroom.

 

Each digital activity comes in 2 versions. The original plus one with color-coding to add more visual support for students who need extra support. There is also a link to a movie version of the book included in the unit that students can watch online.

 

There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movie in a pdf included in this unit. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.

 

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Independence Day Unit includes:

 

  • 17 page book
  • voice recorded power point
  • movie version of book
  • Vocabulary board
  • Circle map with digital activities
  • Timeline activity with digital activities
  • Finding Labor Day on a map with digital activities
  • Quiz with a digital version

 

This unit will be updated annually to reflect current dates. You will be able to download the updated version annually by visiting my purchases under your account.

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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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