The Renaissance Unit for special education PRINT AND DIGITAL

PREVIEW of Renaissance Unit

PREVIEW of Renaissance Digital Unit

Total Pages 200 pages plus 40 slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks



This bundle includes the full print Renaissance unit AND 40 google slides with a movie version of the PowerPoint:

  • This unit was created for students with autism and special learning needs in middle and high school. It has everything that was included in the original pdf version PLUS google slides for all of the activities.

These 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 books included in the unit you can have students watch on-line.

There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movie in a pdf included in each unit in this bundle. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.

This unit on The Renaissance contains almost 200 pages 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.

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


The Renaissance Unit Includes:

  • 13 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 47-page book on the immune system PLUS a pre-recorded powerpoint show
  • Vocabulary board
  • 20 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities
  • Circle maps
  • Sorting activities
  • Timeline activities
  • Maps
  • Close worksheets for review
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles
  • Word search
  • Assessments (3 versions)

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.