Kwanzaa Hanukkah Christmas Holidays for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 101 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit is an overview of 3 main holidays in December:

• Christmas

• Hanukkah

• Kwanzaa

Special attention is made to ensure this material is accessible and engaging to our students with significant learning disabilities. Suggestions for differentiation and various versions are included so all students can participate at their learning level.

****This unit now contains digital versions of the activities (minus the picture recipes). There are 14 google slides and a movie version of the book.


Unit Includes:

  • 23 page story about the holidays (includes movie version)
  • 3 circle maps about each holiday (includes digital version)
  • 3 Venn diagrams comparing holidays (includes digital version)
  • 3 picture recipes (1 for each holiday: decorating Christmas cookies, Benne cakes for Kwanzaa, and honey muffins for Hanukkah)

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.