The People of the Renaissance for School Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 212pages PLUS 90 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 month


This unit covers 11 important people from the Renaissance contains over 200 pages and 90 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle or high school. It contains 11 mini-units plus some cumulative activities for an overall review. 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.

People included are:

  • Francesco Petrarch
  • Johannes Guttenberg
  • The Medici family
  • Michelangelo
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Dante
  • Shakespeare
  • Galileo
  • Henry the Navigator
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Sir Francis Drake

✩✩✩ This unit has digital versions of the printable activities. There are 2 sets of 45 slides to cover 11 different people. One set is completely differentiated with color.

✩✩✩ There is also a DETAILED LESSON PLAN with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials.

To see just the overview unit on the Renaissance, CLICK HERE.

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The People of the Renaissance Unit Includes:

    • Detailed lesson plans
    • 11 mini-units, each contains:
      • 10-15 page book (incudes movie versions)
      • 2 facts sheets
      • Circle map (includes digital activities)
      • Close worksheet for review (includes digital activities)
    • Cumulative activities
      • Vocabulary board
      • 22 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital activities)
      • Matching activities (includes digital activities)
      • Matching activities (includes digital activities)
      • Who am I? activity
      • Writing prompt (includes digital activities)

Most activities (not book or fact sheets) 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.

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.