Native American Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages: 57
File Size: 64 MB



This unit on Native Americans was created for students with autism and special learning needs in middle and high school. It contains everything from my original, print only resource on Native Americans, PLUS it contains digital versions of all the activities.

These digital activities were created using google slides and can be used with google classroom.

Each digital activity comes in 2 versions. The original and one with color-coding to add more visual support for students who need extra help. There is also a link to a movie version of the book included in the unit you can have students watch on-line.

There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movie in a pdf included in this unit. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.

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This unit includes the following:

  • 29 page book on Native Americans with voice recorded powerpoint
  • Movie version for on-line use
  • Vocabulary board
  • Circle map reviewing main characteristics of Native American with digital version
  • Characteristics of each region with digital version
  • Review worksheets with 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!! Even when learning about Native Americans, we can ask students questions that 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.

If you find this unit helpful for your students, try my other Fall/Thanksgiving themed Units listed below.

Colonial America Unit for Special Education
Thanksgiving Unit for Special Education
Littlest Pilgrim Literacy Unit

★★★I have many other complete social studies units available. Just click on the social studies tab to the left in my store.