Presidential Election for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages: 172
File Size: 30 MB


This unit on the Presidential Election was created for students with autism and special learning needs in middle and high school. It contains 175 pages plus 46 google slides that are digital versions for most of the activities.

This unit on the Presidential Election takes a close look at the presidential election for 2020. Created for students with autism and special learning needs in middle and high school and has nearly 175 pages of material that comes with a 12 day lesson plan to help you navigate this comprehensive unit. This unit addresses the main beliefs of Democrats and Republicans as well as the steps of our presidential election in 2020. It 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.

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

Each digital activity comes in 2 versions. The original plus 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 online.

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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The Presidential Election Unit Includes:


  • 12 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 51 page book with voice recorded power point show
  • Movie version of book (mp4) that can be shared in google classroom
  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities plus digital versions
  • 3 Circle maps plus digital versions
  • Sequencing the steps of the presidential election process (2 versions) plus digital versions
  • Venn Diagram (comparing Democrats and Republicans) plus digital versions
  • Writing Prompt plus digital versions
  • Engaging Learning Experience: The Presidential Election Process
    • Task 1: Choosing a political party
    • Task 2: Holding a primary or caucus
    • Task 3: Hosting a National Convention
    • Task 4: Campaigning
    • Task 5: Voting for a new president
  • Vocabulary Word Search
  • Symbol Sudoku Puzzles (2 levels) plus digital versions
  • 4 Cut and paste close worksheets plus digital versions
  • Assessments (3 versions) plus digital versions


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.


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