Physical Health and First Aid Unit for High School Special Education with digital activities



Total Pages 210 pages plus 64 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit is on Physical Health and First Aid contains over 200 pages and 64 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle or high school. It addresses the main aspects of what it means to be physically healthy and includes material on basic first aid techniques.

It covers: living an active lifestyle, eating and drinking a well-balanced diet, physical fitness, and good hygiene. The first aid portion looks at the following injuries and what to do for each of them: abrasions, cuts, burns, nosebleeds, and seizures.

All the information is presented in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

✩✩✩  I have added digital versions of the printable activities. It now includes 64 google slides (includes a differentiated set) and a movie version of both books.

✩✩✩ There are also 15 days of DETAILED LESSON PLANS with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials.

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


Physical Health Unit Includes:

  • 15-day lesson plan
  • 45-page book on social health (includes movie version)
  • 22-page book on social media safety (includes movie version)
  • 2 recorded PowerPoint shows
  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards (includes movie version)
  • Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • My Physical Health pledge (includes digital version)
  • First aid scenario sequencing activities (includes digital version)
  • When to call 911 (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Fill in the blank worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not books) 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.

>>>I also have an Introduction to Health unit that is perfect to start with. CLICK HERE to check that out.

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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.