Introduction to Health Unit for High School Special Ed with digital activities



Total Pages 145 pages plus 50 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit is an introduction to Health that contains over 100 pages and 50 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle or high school.

It addresses the main 3 areas of health: physical, mental/emotional, and social. This is the perfect unit to start with. I am creating more in-depth units on each of these areas. 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 activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ This unit now includes digital versions of printable activities. There are 50 google slides (including a differentiated set) and a movie version of the book.

✩✩✩ 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.


Introduction to Health 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
  • Introduction to Health activities in color
  • Introduction to Health activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Introduction to Health book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Introduction to Health Activities:

  • Vocabulary board
  • 8 Vocabulary cards (includes digital version)
  • Self-evaluations (includes digital version)
  • Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • My Health Pledge (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Fill in the blank worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (3 versions) (includes 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, asking students good questions 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.