Motion Graphs for High School Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 153 pages plus 54 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on Motion Graphs takes a look at how things move and what you can learn from looking at a graph. It contains 153 pages and 54 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses how things move, how to read a motion graph, and the forces that act upon an object in motion 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 reading and interpreting motion graphs (including those that show the trajectory of projectiles). This repetition helps students make connections to this important and often abstract information. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

✩✩✩ This unit is also in a digital format. There are 54 google slides (includes a set that is totally differentiated), and a movie version of the books. Please see the video preview for a walk-through of the slides.

✩✩✩ Also includes a detailed lesson plan with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials. 

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


Motion Graphs Unit Includes:

  • 14-day lesson plan
  • 39-page book (includes movie versions)
  • Recorded PowerPoint show
  • Vocabulary board
  • 12 Vocabulary cards with cut and paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Labeling motion graphs (6 worksheets) (includes digital version)
  • Reading motion graphs (6 worksheets) (includes digital version)
  • Reading motion graphs with projectiles (4 worksheets) (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Fill in the blank worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (includes digital version)
  • 54 google slides

Most activities (not the 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.