Martin Luther King Jr Unit for Special Ed with google slides | Distance Learning

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Martin Luther King Jr Unit contains over 60 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on Martin Luther King Jr addresses the main events in Martin Luther King Jr’s life, as well as Rosa Parks 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 Martin Luther King Jr. This repetition encourages true appreciation and connection to Martin Luther King Jr. Finally, many of the Martin Luther King Jr activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

  • And, yes, Martin Luther King Jr was born with the name Michael which his Dad later changed. You will see that in one of the slides. Interesting fact huh?

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Martin Luther King Jr Unit Includes:

→ 2 books also in movie format and PowerPoint shows

  • Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Rosa Parks

→ 2 facts sheets on Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks

→ 2 circle maps reviewing important facts about Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks

  • Both in digital format

→ Venn diagram to compare and contrast Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks using picture symbols with color-coding provided for differentiation

  • In digital format

→ 2 close worksheets on Martin Luther King Jr and 1 close worksheet on Rosa Parks

  • Both in digital format

→ Social Story Activity: What does Tolerance Look Like cut and paste activity and coloring sheet

  • In digital format

→ Specially designed Martin Luther King Jr craft so ALL students can participate in celebrating and connecting with this important holiday


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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