Lobbying and Special Interest Groups for Special Ed with digital activities


This unit on the Lobbying Process and Special Interest Groups takes a deeper look at each branch, who makes up each one and what their duties are. It contains 160 pages and 38 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses the steps of the lobbying process as well information on special interest groups 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 how this part of the legislative process works. This repetition helps students make connections to this important and often unfamiliar information. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ I have added digital versions for the activities in this unit. There are now 38 google slides and a movie version of the book.

✩✩✩ Thanks to a suggestion from a buyer, I am now going to be including a detailed lesson plans with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials. If you find this helpful, be sure to let me know in the feedback. I may go back and add this to many of my other units.

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


Lobbying and Special Interests Groups Unit Includes:

  • 11 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 40 page book on lobbying and special interest groups with voice recorded power point show (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 15 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • 2 Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Sequencing the steps of the lobbying process (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sorting activities (comparing various special interest groups) (includes digital version)
  • Write your legislator writing prompt (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary Word Search
  • Symbol Sudoku Puzzles (2 levels) (includes digital version)
  • 4 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes 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.