Labor Day Unit for Special Education Holiday Updated Annually


Total Pages 45 pages and 7 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 days


This unit on Labor Day contains almost 50 pages and 7 google slides specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit reviews how Labor Day became a national holiday 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 this holiday.


Finally, many of the Labor Day activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.


The digital activities were created using google slides.


Each digital activity comes in 2 versions. The original plus one with color-coding to add more visual support for students who need extra help. There is also a link to a movie version of the book included in the unit that students can watch online.


There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movie in a pdf included in this unit. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.

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Labor Day 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:


  • Labor Day activities in color
  • Labor Day activities in black and white
  • Labor Day book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Labor Day Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Word map on “labor” (includes digital version)
  • Timeline activity (includes digital version)
  • Finding Labor Day on a calendar (includes digital version)


This unit will be updated annually to reflect current dates. You will be able to download the updated version annually by visiting my purchases under your account.


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.