Ukraine Unit for Special Education Updated Feb 2023



Total Pages 80 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Ukraine has a rich history and strong people. This unit contains 5 days (printable and digital) of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.




This unit on Ukraine explores this country’s difficult history and fight for freedom, landmarks, and the current invasion by Russia in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material when learning about this unique and fascinating culture.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on what is happening in Ukraine now and why it is important. This repetition encourages true appreciation for this country’s struggle.


Many activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


*****I have kept this material easy to digest, non-political, and safe for students. It is best for students in middle and high school. It has been updated in February 2023, one year after the war began.


This unit includes digital versions of the printable activities and movie versions of the books.


If you are looking for more information on US Foreign Policy, check out that unit here which also has print and digital activities. CLICK HERE


See the preview for a detailed look at the contents.


Ukraine 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:

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


Ukraine Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • Circle map on facts from the book (includes digital version)
  • Coloring map of Ukraine (differentiated) (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity (differentiated) (includes digital version)
    • Military help vs sanctions
  • Quiz (3 versions)


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.