The Seasons Based on Position of Earth and Sun for Special Education


Total Pages 195 pages plus 41 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on the Seasons looks at how the position of the Earth and Sun affects the season.


It contains 200 pages and 41 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school.


This unit addresses the relationship between the Earth, the sun and how that affects the seasons 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 learning about how the position of the Earth as it orbits the sun, affects the seasons.


This repetition encourages a true understanding of this very abstract concept. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


Save and get this unit as part of the Complete Seasons Bundle




This unit does NOT address the characteristics of each season. You will find that information in my units on each season that you can purchase separately or in a bundle.


✩✩✩This unit now includes digital versions of the activities. There are 41 google slides and a movie version of the book.


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



The Seasons Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 10 days of lesson plans
  • Seasons activities in color
  • Seasons activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • The Seasons book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities



The Seasons Activities:


  • 10 day lesson plan
  • 42 page book on the Earth, Sun, and Moon (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 17 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Labeling activities (includes digital version)
  • Writing Prompt (includes digital version)
  • Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Word Search
  • Cut and paste cloze worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)



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.