US Geography Unit for Special Education | 5 Regions of the United States


Total Pages 500 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 months


United States Geography Unit contains over 400 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on the geography of the United States addresses the 5 geographical region of the United States in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material whether learning about Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, or Western region. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the different geographical regions of the United States. This repetition encourages true appreciation of the geography of the United States. Finally, many of the United States Geography activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

This 524 page unit is ALL 5 of my United States Geography units combined. You will save $10 when purchasing this bundle rather than each region separately. However, if you need just a specific geographic region, look for the links below.

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United States Geography Unit Includes:

  • 12 day lesson plan for each region
  • 19 page story on overview of United States Geography
  • 20+ page story on geography of each region including: climate, resources, products, landmarks, and culture
  • Circle maps to review main points of each United States region**
  • Coloring sheet of each United States geographical region (2 versions)
  • Student booklets to review main points from stories on each geographical region(2 versions)
  • Picture Recipes highlighting a popular food from each geographical region
  • Assessments on each United States Geographical region (2 versions).**

** : 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.