Monarchy vs Democracy for Special Ed with digital activities | Distance Learning


Total Pages 170 pages plus 38 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on these two types of governments contains 170 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit addresses the main characteristics of a monarchy and a democracy 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 learning about these two types of governments. This repetition encourages a true understanding of the importance of how a monarchy and how a democracy work. Finally, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

✩✩✩This unit now has a 13 day lesson plan with daily group activities.

✩✩✩This unit now has digital versions of almost all the activities. There are 38 google slides and a movie version of the book.

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Monarchy vs Democracy System Unit Includes:

  • 13 day lesson plan
  • 45 page book (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board to use while teaching the lesson
  • Circle maps to review main facts of each government (includes digital version)
  • 16 vocabulary cards as well as cut and paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • World map to color based on type of government
  • Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast further (includes digital version)
  • Close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (3 versions) (includes digital version)


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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