Special Education Teacher Resources
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Evaluating the Accessibility of Polling Places
Students design ways to accommodated voters with disabilities. In this creative problem solving lesson, students use the ADA checklist for polling places and universal design principles to evaluate a polling place. They draw plans showing their improvements.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 22 Downloads
Eyes of East Asia
There are many different cultural groups that dwell in East Asia. You and your special ed class will explore the East Asian culture by listing each culture group and then creating a collage style poster. They will attempt to identify various Asian people by the shape of their eyes.
K - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Middle school special education students (moderate to severe) learn about insects by playing an entomological version of bingo. They cut out pictures of different bugs and glue them onto a grid. Place the game card inside a sheet protector so dry erase markers can be used to mark off insect squares that have been called.
5th - 7th Special Education 3 Views 4 Downloads
Many developmentally disabled learners struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This lesson contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking with their hands and reacting scenes, as well as great instructional support to practice these skills.
6th - 10th Language Arts 74 Views 412 Downloads
Cooking Skills : Special Education
Using the microwave, boiling water for pasta, and using a knife to make a sandwich are all independent living skills. Prepare your special needs high schoolers for life by having them prepare three easy-to-cook items. Each skill is laid out as numbered steps, which is great for the learner and for you.
9th - 12th Health 80 Views 219 Downloads
Health Education: An Integrated Approach; A Day Without Sight
Fourth graders hypothesize about the difficulties they may encounter if they did not have their sense of sight, in order to establish a sense of empathy for the disabled. In this lesson on senses, 4th graders record all of the things they have done up to this point in the day, then explain how they may have done those things if they were not able to see.
4th Health 3 Views 2 Downloads
In this Disabilities Day activity, students complete activities such as read the passage, match the phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice fill in, correct the spelling, put text in correct order, unscramble the sentences, take a survey, and write all about Disabilities Day.
5th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 68 Downloads
The Dangers of Illiteracy
Students consider a fictional situation in which literacy could spell the difference between life and death. They apply their knowledge of how reading empowers people by creating a literacy program that addresses the special needs of a specific community.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Speaking and Writing about People with Disabilities
Ninth graders explore the differences in language for referring to people: disabled, handicapped or challenged. In this people with disabilities lesson, 9th graders define the words and discuss common usage. Students complete a worksheet using these guidelines.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Young scholars 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.
1st - 12th Health 13 Views 43 Downloads
Chocolate and Ice Cream Across the 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.
6th Language Arts 9 Views 61 Downloads
Setting: Taking a 'Picture Walk'
Young scholars in a special education class identify the setting in various photographs. Using the photo, they share what they believe is going on and what the characters are doing. They use the internet to choose pictures from a historical website that have a setting.
K - 4th Language Arts 14 Views 76 Downloads
Don't Call Me Special, A First Look At Disability
Students read the book Don't Call Me Special, A First Look At Disability about people with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson plan, students draw how they can help someone and write about it.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Relationships, Day 1: Self-Esteem
Students explore self-esteem and create a self-portrait collage. They discuss things they like about themselves, things they are able to do on their own, and reasons people appreciate them. They demonstrate how to give and receive compliments.
K - 12th Health 102 Views 354 Downloads
Students 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.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 26 Downloads