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Parents and children work together in a community circle to discuss caring for people with special needs. In separate groups, the children sing and listen to a story. They discuss ways people are alike, and ways they are different. Parents take on a physical limitation, and explore the site to determine accessibility.
Create a graphic organizer to review parts and systems of the body, then present a new topic. Special education students grades 3-5 learn about the sense of hearing. They draw parts of the ear, sign a song, read Perk Up Your Ears, and sort loud and quiet things. Could be used with any age as long as its developmentally appropriate.
Here are five quick lessons you can use to introduce your class to religions from around the world. They view and perform a Native American dance, watch a video on Judaism, compare the difference between Catholics and Protestants, watch a video on Eastern religion, and participate in a simulated hajj. Note:These lessons are very simplistic and not fully developed.
A good idea. To build both speech and social skills special ed students go on a scavenger hunt. They locate people around the school and say a series of words, when they say the words correctly they receive a prize. They also ask for things, which they will receive if they ask appropriately.
Young scholars create "Shamrock Men" using construction paper, pre-cut patterns, glue, and scissors in this lesson that celebrates St. Patrick's Day. The lesson was originally create for a Special Education class but could be adapted for younger general education classes.
Teenagers explain the process from making the decision to have a baby to parenthood. They identify the positive and negative aspects of parenting. In small groups, they browse catalogs of baby equipment and evaluate the cost of supporting a new baby. Enough extension activities are suggested to make this a week-long topic within your life skills or health curriculum.
Sixth graders in a special education class discuss excerpts of two stories and read biographical information on the authors. In groups, they read the full text of both stories and try to solve the mystery as they read. They practice their skills working with others and write in their journals to reflect on the lesson.
Create a digital movie documenting research about an American President. Using internet sources, students with special needs gather information about their chosen president. Working in groups, they use this information to create a digital movie giving a biographical account of the president's life.
Students in a special education class work to improve their endurance. As a class, they complete the same exercises at the beginning of each class trying to increase the number of reps. They are also introduced to healthy eating habits and discuss the importance of eating certain items in moderation.
Students are read examples of literature that reinforces the concept of tolerance. Using the story, they identify the letters and discuss the equipment needed by those persons with special needs. They compare and contrast their likes and differences and discover how tolerance makes responsible citizens.
Intended for use with children having severe and profound special educational needs, this resource brings practical science to life. In order to understand what objects float and what object sink, learners will predict and test their guesses through hands-on experiment. All you need is an open aquarium, water, and some small objects. Have fun!
Fourth graders discuss how junk mail accumulates and bring in junk mail for an Earth day Project. For this Earth Day lesson, 4th graders weigh and measure their accumulated mail and calculate how much junk mail is accumulated in all the students homes. Students assess how much mail can be recycled.
Use this simple activity to introduce poetry to your junior high or high school Special Education class. Learners take turns writing lines that rhyme with a word you assigned. After all the sentences are written, they arrange them to create an original rhyming poem. This activity is great for special-needs individuals functioning at a 5th or 6th grade level.