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Earth Day Unit for Special Education with complete lesson plans

Grade Levels
K - 5th
Formats Included
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90 pages
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Earth Day is April 22 this year. This unit, created for students with autism and other special learning needs, celebrates Earth Day and has a book plus activities to keep your students engaged as they learn about this important day. This unit was developed for students with autism and special learning needs. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in science lessons on Earth Day. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on Earth Day, conservation and pollution. This repetition encourages true understanding why saving our Earth is important. Many of the Earth Day activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation. Finally, every effort is made for your students with autism to make their own personal connections to the concept of conservation and keeping our Earth healthy.

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Unit Includes:

  • 6 day lesson plan
  • 23 slide Earth Day book and voice recorded version
  • Circle map to review main points on Earth Day
  • Good/Bad for the Earth Sorting activity (differentiated)
  • Student made booklet on Earth Day
  • Writing prompt
  • Earth Cookies: simple recipe
  • Close worksheet
  • Social story on Being a Good Citizen
  • Good citizen circle map


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.

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I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.

Please consider checking out my Conservation and Pollution Unit as a great companion to these materials:

Pollution and Conservation

Total Pages
90 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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