Social Studies

Social Studies for Students With Disabilities (Inventions and Ancestry)

We will learn about inventions and family trees. Intended for, but not limited to students with autism, cognitive delay, or other developmental disabilities.
196 total reviews for this teacher
New class

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 10 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Sep 6

Sep 6 - Nov 10 (10 weeks)
Tu, Th
4pm - 4:45pm

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Class Experience

The materials will come from an anti-racist, decolonized perspective when speaking about geography and cultural issues. I will use a pre-test with each unit to identify the level needed for scaffolding the materials. The level of information ranges from first to fourth-grade equivalent and I will provide additional resources if the student is interested in going deeper. I am a former special education teacher and created and implemented social studies curriculum for middle school students with disabilities. 
Handouts will be provided for each unit. If you do not have access to a printer, I can help you find free PDF converters. The intensity of writing will vary by student. Some students may be asked to write complete sentences while others may be asked to circle or indicate their answer with a checkmark. 

Each student should come prepared with a pencil or pen, the packet, and additional paper. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
As we discuss ancestry, students may research a famous family if there are issues that may be sensitive within their own families. We will make a family chart going back to great-grandparents as possible. Please let me know ahead of time if you would like some options during this activity. 


Teacher Susan, MSW, MAT (Special Education), TESOL
Lives in the United States
Passion for learning never ends!
196 total reviews
165 completed classes

About Me

Hello! Everyone has the capacity for learning and I love helping students find their own spark. I teach classes that are challenging but fun. With my Special Education and Literacy background, I set goals to use the student's strengths to grow and... 
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