War of 1812 for Special Ed Unit for google classroom | Distance learning



Total Pages 140 pages plus 24 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This bundle includes the full print War of 1812 unit AND 24 google slides with the movie version of both PowerPoints.

This unit on the War of 1812 contains 140 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses the main battles, events, and people of this time period 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 important events from this time and how they affected future events in history. This repetition helps students make connections to this important historical time period. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

  • This unit was created for students with autism and special learning needs in middle and high school. It has everything that was included in the original pdf version PLUS google slides for most of the activities.

These digital activities were created using google slides and can be used with google classroom.

Each digital activity comes in 2 versions. The original plus one with color-coding to add more visual support for students who need extra help. There is also a link to a movie version of the books included in the unit you can have students watch on-line.

There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movie in a pdf included in each unit in this bundle. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.

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


War of 1812 Unit Includes:

  • 6 day lesson plan
  • 14-page story that is an easy version on the War of 1812 (includes movie version)
  • 13-page story that has more details of dates and battles on the War of 1812 (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards
  • Cut and paste vocabulary activity (includes digital version)
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Large timeline cards
  • Cut and paste timeline (includes digital version)
  • Close (fill in the blank worksheets) (includes digital version)
  • Vocabulary puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book or timeline cards) are 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.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have.

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.