Nationalism & Imperialism Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 153 pages and 30 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on Nationalism & Imperialism contains over 153 pages and 30 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit addresses the main characteristics of these two ways of forming a society 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 how these two systems are both good and bad for their people. This repetition encourages a true understanding of this important information. Finally, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

✩✩✩This unit now has 30 google slides and a movie version of the book to use for distance or on-line learning.

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Nationalism & Imperialism Unit Includes:

  • 10 day lesson plan
  • 44 page book (includes a movie version)
  • Vocabulary board to use while teaching the lesson
  • Circle maps to review main facts of each system (includes digital version)
  • 16 vocabulary cards as well as cut and paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • 2 cloze worksheets (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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