Thanksgiving Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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121 pages and 36 google slides
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Thanksgiving Unit contains over 100 pages and 36 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on Thanksgiving has various different activities that present information in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to this Thanksgiving holiday. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on Thanksgiving. This repetition encourages true appreciation of Thanksgiving. Finally, many of the Thanksgiving related activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

***This unit includes digital versions of the activities. There are 36 google slides and movie versions of both books.

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Thanksgiving Unit includes:

  • 12 day lesson plan with daily group activities
  • Book on the First Thanksgiving (includes movie version)
  • Social Story: I am Thankful (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • Pilgrim alphabet match (includes digital version)
  • Counting and coloring booklet (includes digital version)
  • Preposition book: Where is the Turkey (includes digital version)
  • Then vs Now Venn Diagram (includes digital version)
  • I am thankful circle map (includes digital version)
  • Thankful tree
  • Thankful cut and paste
  • I am thankful writing prompt (includes digital version)
  • Thanksgiving Bingo Game with 10 cards
  • Thanksgiving Sudoku puzzle (includes digital version)


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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If you like this unit, consider adding my other Thanksgiving related units by clicking the links below (all both print and digital formats):

Littlest Pilgrim Unit

Colonial America Unit

Native American Unit

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Total Pages
121 pages and 36 google slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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