Integumentary System Unit for Special Education | Skin PRINT AND DIGITAL



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 is a great compliment to my Human Body Bundle (click HERE). It addresses the 3 main functions of the skin and 3 main layers of skin. 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. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the integumentary system. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

There is a social story also included on the importance of protecting your skin from the sun as well as a circle map to review the main facts.

✩✩✩This unit now includes digital versions of the printable activities. There are 32 google slides and a movie version of the book. Please see the video preview for a walk-through of the google slides.

✩✩✩ There are also 14 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.


Integumentary System Unit Includes:

  • 10 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 34 page book on Skin (includes a movie version)
  • 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)
  • Social story on Protecting your skin from the sun (includes a movie 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)

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.