Vietnam War Unit for Special Education High School US History


Total Pages 206 pages plus 36 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


Vietnam War Unit contains almost 200 pages and 36 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit on the Vietnam War covers 1955-1975 and addresses the causes and effects of this important time in our history 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 the Vietnam War including what made this war so unpopular in the United States. This repetition encourages a true understanding of the importance of the Vietnam War and the impact it had on the history of the United States and how we handle international conflict today.


Finally, many of the Vietnam War activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


*****This unit includes digital versions of most of the activities from this unit. There are now 36 google slides and a movie version of the book.

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Vietnam War 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
  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • The Vietnam War War book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Vietnam War Activities:


  • Vocabulary board to use while teaching the lesson
  • 15 vocabulary cards and activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle map on Vietnam War (includes digital version)
  • Identify important countries on a map (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity (includes digital version)
  • 11 large timeline cards with directions on how to do as a group activity
  • Cut and paste timeline activity (includes digital version)
  • Word maps (includes digital version)
    • Reasons for protests
    • Characteristics of PTSD


  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (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.


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