Veterans Day Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 75 plus 11 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Veterans Day Unit contains over 70 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on Veterans Day addresses the importance of this holiday 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 Veterans Day. This repetition encourages true appreciation of Veterans Day. Finally, many of the Veterans Day activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

This unit is updated annually.

***I have added digital versions of most of the activities in this unit to make it more accessible for those doing distance learning. There are also mp4 versions of the book you can assign in google classroom.

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Veterans Day Unit includes:

  • 2 Books Veterans Day (also in movie/mp4 format)

→ What is a Veteran: Explores what the vocabulary term veteran really means and who our veterans are.

→ History of Veterans Day: Exposes students to how and why Veterans Day became such an important holiday for our country. Extremely appropriate for older students as well as younger learners.

  • Vocabulary board
  • Veterans Day circle map star so students can visually organize what they have learned about Veterans Day (digital version)
  • Veterans Day Pattern Worksheets (digital version)
  • Writing prompt (digital version)
  • Veterans Day Cloze Activity that can be used as an assessment (digital version)
  • Veterans Day Art Activity
  • Poppy flower craft
  • Veterans Day Family Involvement Activity: gather information from parents about veterans that may be in their family.
  • ***NEW*** Digital activities and movies to use for distance learning


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.

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