Presidents' Day Unit for Special Ed with google slides | Distance Learning

Total Pages: 129
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Presidents’ Day Unit contains over 100 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, and has been updated to reflect the 2020 election results. This unit on Presidents’ Day includes information about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, our current president, other great presidents, and the Powers of the President 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 Presidents’ Day. This repetition encourages a true understanding of Presidents’ Day. Finally, many of the Presidents’ Day activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

Just added!!! 24 google slides and 5 movies for distance learning. Everything you need for face-to-face or online learning!!!!!

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Presidents’ Day Unit Includes:

  • 24 google slides (all differentiated) and 5 movies
  • 11-day lesson plan
  • 5 books on the following presidents:
    • Great Presidents
    • Our President
    • The Powers of the President
    • George Washington
    • Abraham Lincoln
  • 2 Fact sheets on the following presidents:
    • George Washington
    • Abraham Lincoln
  • File folder matching game
  • Vocabulary board
  • 2 circle maps
  • Venn Diagram (Washington and Lincoln)
  • Fact sheet cut & paste activity
  • If I were President writing prompt
  • 3 Close worksheets
  • Quiz
  • Word search
  • Sudoku Puzzles (2 levels)
  • Pretzel Log Cabin activity


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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3 Branches of Government Unit that has another 70 pages of material.

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