Get a Life: Job Shadowing in the Community
Students work alongside a mentor at a job for seven weeks. Each student keeps a journal, writes a final evaluation of her/his experience, and displays it in a science fair type arrangement so that visitors may talk with each student.
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Using a Cell Phone When Lost in the Community
We have all been lost at some point and for Special Needs individuals getting lost in the community can be a real issue. They prepare for a life of independence by memorizing their phone number and practicing what to do if they are lost....
7th - 12th Special Education & Programs
Creating a Kind Community at School
A community based in kindness doesn't have room for bullying! Inspire middle schoolers to sow kindness in their class community with a cumulative lesson on combating bullying. They create a poster, create a kindness club, and discuss...
8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Community Involvement Investigation— Guidance and Career Education
Not only do extracurricular activities look good on a college application, they can foster important life skills. From sports to volunteering to employment, extracurricular activities can inform your learners' experiences later in life....
7th - 10th 21st Century Skills
I have confidence in me! Don't miss this collection of 24 activity ideas designed to help learners develop confidence and positive self-esteem. The worksheet topics include: setting milestones, drawing self-portraits, crafting a personal...
2nd - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Home Living / Daily Living: Shopping List 2
I've done this exercise with my special needs learners more times than I can count. They practice getting ready to shop at the grocery store by identifying items on their shopping list. They match grocery items to the proper department...
8th - Higher Ed Special Education & Programs
Who are the Co-pilots in My Life?
We could all use some support when making big changes or decisions in life. That's why this lesson focuses on identifying co-pilots to support their college dreams. Kids fill out a worksheet. Then they discuss who will or can be their...
7th - 8th 21st Century Skills
Family Forms and Family Life Cycle
There are so many different types of families, and each family functions in a different way. Discover the different roles, responsibilities, and relationships that develop in different family types. The lesson provides you with five...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History