Industrial Revolution Part 1 for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 158 pages plus 32 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on part 1 of the Industrial Revolution contains 143 pages and 32 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 characteristics of the time period in America from 1790-1870 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 the many changes and inventions during this time. This repetition encourages true understanding how history can affect our lives today. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

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✩✩✩This unit includes digital versions of the activities. There are 32 google slides that include a differentiated set of slides. There is a movie version of the book included as well. THESE WOULD MAKE A GREAT INDEPENDENT LEARNING CENTER FOR YOUR CLASSROOM.

✩✩✩This unit now contains a detailed 14-day lesson plan!! ✩✩✩

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Industrial Revolution Part 1 Unit Includes:

  • 14-day detailed lesson plan
  • 48-page book PLUS a pre-recorded PowerPoint show (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Flashcards for home review
  • Life-sized timeline cards
  • Cut and paste timeline (includes digital version)
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Cause and Effect worksheets (includes digital version)
  • My invention writing prompt (includes digital version)
  • 3 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

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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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.