War of 1812 Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 140 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks



War of 1812 Unit contains 140 pages and 24 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on the War of 1812 addresses the main events of the War of 1812 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 War of 1812. This repetition encourages a deeper understanding of the War of 1812. Finally, many of the War of 1812 activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

This unit includes digital versions of the activities. There are 64 google slides that include a differentiated set of slides. There is a movie version of the book included as well. THESE WOULD MAKE A GREAT INDEPENDENT LEARNING CENTER FOR YOUR CLASSROOM.

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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)


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!! We can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.

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