Skeletal System Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 188 pages plus 52 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


Skeletal System unit contains 188 pages and 52 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit on the Skeletal System addresses the characteristics of this system 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 the Skeletal System. This repetition encourages a true understanding of all the different types of bones and what they do. In addition, many of the Skeletal System activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. Finally, there is a social story and activity on keeping your bones healthy that helps make more personal connections.


✩✩✩This unit now contains digital versions of the printable activities. There are 52 slides (including a differentiated set) and movie versions of both books.

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


Skeletal System Unit Includes:

  • 14 day lesson plan
  • 43 page book on the Skeletal System (includes movie version)
  • voice recorded power point show (so you don’t have to print the book)
  • Vocabulary board
  • Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle maps on all the different types of bones and joints (includes digital version)
  • Labeling different parts of the Skeletal system (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities on different types of bones (includes digital version)
  • 2 cut and paste cloze worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)
  • 17 page social story on keeping bones healthy (includes movie version)
  • Dairy/Non-Dairy sorting activity (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 good questions it will push students 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. Plus, it just means a lot to me.

★★★You might be interested in my other units on the human body by clicking below:

Human Body Bundle (Cardio, Digestive, Respiratory)
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Muscular System
Nervous System