Integumentary System for Special Education Layers of Skin Anatomy


Total Pages 153 pages and 32 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on the Integumentary System, or Skin, contains 153 pages and 32 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit addresses:

  • characteristics of each layer of the skin
  • functions of each layer of skin
  • importance of protecting your skin from the sun


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


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


Integumentary System 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:

  • 14 days of lesson plans
  • Integumentary System activities in color
  • Integumentary System activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • The Integumentary System Book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • How to protect your skin from the sun (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Integumentary System Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • 10 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes a digital version)
  • Circle map (includes a digital version)
  • 2 Labeling activities (includes a digital version)
  • Sorting activity (includes a digital version)
  • Circle map on ways to protect your skin (includes a digital version)
  • 2 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes a digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes a digital version)
  • Word search
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes a 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 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.