Memorial Day Activities for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL

Total Pages: 49 plus 22 google slides
File Size: 5 MB



Memorial Day Unit contains almost 50 pages and 22 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit on Memorial Day addresses the importance of this 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 learn about Memorial Day. This repetition encourages true appreciation of Memorial Day. Finally, many of the Memorial Day activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


****This unit has digital versions of the printable activities plus some bonus ones as well.  There is also a movie version of the book.



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Memorial Day Unit include:


⭐ 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:


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


Memorial Day Activities:

  • Vocabulary board
  • Memorial Day circle map (includes digital version)
  • Identify Memorial Day on a May calendar (includes digital version)
  • Memorial Day close worksheet (print version only)
  • Memorial Day patterns (digital version ONLY)
  • Memorial Day cut and paste student booklet (13 pages) (print version ONLY)
  • Memorial Day fill in the blank activities (digital version ONLY)
  • Memorial Day assessment (digital version ONLY)


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 into 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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