World Religions Islam Unit for Middle/High School Special Ed PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 140 pages plus 32 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on Islam takes a deeper look at the customs and rituals of Islam and the Muslim culture. It contains 140 pages and 32 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism, who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses Islam in the present day as well as how and where it began 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 what Muslim people believe and as well as the rituals that make up a big part of their religious life. This repetition helps students make connections to this important and often abstract information. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

✩✩✩This unit includes digital versions of the activities. There are 32 google slides (includes a differentiated set) and a movie version of the book. See the video preview for a walk-through of the slides.

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


Islam Unit Includes:

  • 10 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 30 page book on Islam (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 11 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Collage on 5 Duties of Islam (includes digital version)
  • Prayer and Cleansing ritual activity (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: Going on a pilgrimage (includes digital version)
  • Rice pudding and dates picture recipe
  • Vocabulary Word Search
  • Symbol Sudoku Puzzles (2 levels) (includes digital version)
  • 4 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) 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.

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