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Young scholars examine physical differences amongst themselves. In this diversity lesson, students read the book We're Different, We're the Same. Young scholars name things about their appearance that is different from the person next to them.
Learners identify pictures of people and themselves as male or female. They sort pictures, participate in a game, discuss what they like best and least about being male or female, complete a worksheet, and identify proper restroom signs.
Pupils read a case study about communicating with others. They identify a second choice if their first item is rejected. They practice accepting "no" as an answer and complete a worksheet.
Learners read examples of statements and label them assertive or non-assertive. They demonstrate assertive body language and model it in given situations. They answer questions to end the lesson.
Students identify the parts of the human body involved in reproduction. They examine the process of fertilization and discover all species reproduce. They practice using new vocabulary as well.
High schoolers identify pictures of women labeling them pregnant or not pregnant. They discover what happens inside a woman when she is pregnant. They explain the relationship bettwen intercourse, fertilization and parenthood.
Sixth graders investigate the importance of milk in their daily diet. They explore what important vitamins and minerals the body needs to stay healthy and how to keep their bodies healthy. Students recognize healthy foods and which vitamins come from which foods. They measure, weigh, and record data correctly by measuring the rats growth each week. They describe how healthy eating relates to healthy growth.
Young scholars design and create a graph of data they have collected on their favorite candy bars. They explore how to organize data as well.
Students participate in various music activities related to the song "This Little Light of Mine." They listen to the book This Little Light of Mine by Rachel Lisberg, discuss the message of the book and sing the song, and create their own version of the song.
Here is a great little reading and vocabulary development instructional activity created just for learners with special needs. The instructional activity is constructed with both core content and necessary adaptations in mind. The group will use PECS, pointing/gesture, oral language, and an interactive whiteboard to participate to the fullest extent. Bring rigor to the special education classroom.
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a better grasp of what life is like for children with disabilities. Each activity and related worksheet focuses on one of several common disabilities seen in the educational community. Autism, learning disabilities, communication disorder, hearing impairment, visual impairment, and intellectual disabilities are all discussed.
Learners develop an understanding of autism by engaging in an inquiry-based discussion. Pupils are exposed to the vast array of defining characteristics of autism spectrum disorders. They create posters about the developmental characteristics that would likely show up in children who suffer from these disorders. This terrific, 11-page plan has clear instructions for the activities, worksheets, and a rubric you can use to score the posters. Excellent!
Here is a nicely designed lesson on ancestry and family history. In it, learners read an article entitled, "Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?" Then, they make up a series of questions to profile their family and their community 100 years ago. Everyone creates a family tree. The worksheets embedded in the plan are quite good, and will help you facilitate this fine lesson with your class.
After you make a photo album of image depicting the process of using a debit card, kids in your class can start practicing. They learn how to use a debit card in various shopping and community settings to gain independent shopping skills. Great for high-functioning or older learners with mild disabilities. 
A special educator and an autism specialist have created a series of apps that work to foster functional academic and practical skills. Each one comes with access to the website, the support team, and many other functions specific to each app. This one provides an opportunity for children with autism to sort objects into categories. Each object corresponds to a specific place such as school, the kitchen, or the park.
A special educator and an autism specialist have created a series of apps that work to foster functional academic and practical skills. Each one comes with access to the website, the support team, and many other functions specific to each app. As children play through this app they'll hone their sequencing, reasoning, and memory skills.
Learners with special needs and learning disabilities explore writing by becoming story editors. The class reads a story together after hearing it once through first. Then, they each examine the pictures from the story and work on paraphrasing its contents. They then become editors tasked with creating a new ending for the story, this can be done with an assistive device or through dictation. 
Sorting big and small objects builds spacial reasoning classification, and visual discrimination skills. Your class will read a story about big and small bubbles, practice identifying big and small objects, then sort big and small balls into the proper boxes. A perfect lesson for young learners with special needs.
Little ones can explore the wonders of patterns as they play an engaging and naturally reinforcinggame. Being able to see and recognize patterns is a vital skill used in categorizing information, algebraic thinking, and sequencing. This app was designed by an educator and specialist to help develop pattern recognition skills in children. It works well with those that have special needs, as well as those who don't.  
Such an ambitious lesson! Third graders with special needs listen to an audio recording of the novel, Moby Dick. They stop often to discuss each of the main characters and analyze their actions in the story. They then make puppets of one of their favorite characters in the book. The puppets are used by learners to retell the story. Tip: Try a similar project with a more age-appropriate book, such as Harry Potter or Percy Jackson.