World’s Oceans for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL | World Geography


Total Pages 180 plus 38 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on 5 world’s oceans contains over 15 pages AND 38 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in elementary and middle school.


This unit addresses the main characteristics of the 5 oceans: the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arctic Oceans 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 characteristics of each ocean and what each one provides.


In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


This unit contains digital versions of the activities in this unit. There are 38 google slides and a version of the book included in the unit read aloud. These make a great independent learning center.


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World’s Oceans Unit Includes:


  • 17 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 59 page book (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board with group activities
  • 5 Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • 5 maps to label (3 versions) (includes digital version)
    • Label just ocean
    • Label ocean outlined in blue
    • Label ocean and surrounding continents
  • Sequence oceans by size (includes digital version)
  • 20 Bingo cards (10 in color, 10 in BW)
  • Who am I? cards and directions
  • 5 fill-in-the-blank worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)


Most activities (not the 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.


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