West Region of United States Geography Unit for Special Education


Total Pages 130 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


The West Region Geography Unit contains over 130 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit on the geography of the Northeast Region addresses:

  • characteristics of Southeast Region
  • climate
  • natural resources
  • landmarks
  • culture


Finally, many of the West Region Geography activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.



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The West Region Geography Unit Includes:


  • 12 day lesson plan
  • 19 page story on overview of United States Geography
  • 29 page story on Geography of the West region
  • 5 circle maps to review the main characteristics of the West
  • Coloring sheet of the West Region (2 versions)
  • Student booklet to review main points on the West Region as well as the geography of the United States (2 versions)
  • Picture Recipe: Applesauce
  • West Region Geography Assessment (2 versions)



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.