The Renaissance for Middle & High School Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages 200 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on The Renaissance contains almost 200 pages and 40 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 events, characteristics, and people of The Renaissance. 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.

✩✩✩ This unit now includes digital versions of the printable activities. There are 40 google slides and a movie version of the book.

✩✩✩ There are also 13 days of DETAILED LESSON PLANS with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials.

To see the unit that goes more in-depth on 11 people from the Renaissance, CLICK HERE

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The Renaissance Unit Includes:

  • 13 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 47 page book on the immune system (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 20 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activities (includes digital version)
  • Timeline activities (includes digital version)
  • Maps (includes digital version)
  • Close worksheets for review (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Word search
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) 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.