Modified Standards-based Curriculum
Austin & Lily World History Units provide access to social studies concepts and are aligned to common core standards. Teaching World History to students with intellectual disabilities (ID) develops knowledge and understanding of our world. This knowledge can be drawn upon to make sense of global relationships. Units include a book, leveled printable assignments, including leveled book exams, lesson plans, and flashcards.
Students of all ages, including adults enjoy these units. Let us support your efforts to develop students to their potential. Most of our materials are written at a 2nd-3rd grade level. Every book is a unit with a number of leveled worksheets.
Designed to Make Life Better and Easier
Correctly modifying standards-based instructional material is a lot of work. Teachers today do not have the time needed to make the materials their students really need.
High quality curriculum modification requires a significant amount of knowledge, time, and effort to develop.
Stephanie (Austin’s mom) and I spend hours and hours working on wording and picture selection alone.
We love creating materials, and we want you to benefit from our efforts. We hope our curriculum frees you up so you can educate and enjoy your students.
Our modified U.S. History Units are Fully Developed Units that align to ELA Standards and Social Studies Standards in grades 1-12.
All of our materials include U.S. History topics address IEP goals in the context of General Education curriculum
Easy To Use
Each page of each book (we are talking 2 to 3 sentences per page including a picture) has teachers notes that provide all the talking points needed to deliver explicit instruction.
With our full curriculum license you have access to all of our units, which includes our World History and Geography Units. A license is for one teacher, therapist, or parent.
Includes Everything You Need
Our World History Units directly address social studies topics, reading and writing, speech and language, and missing background knowledge. Each World history unit includes a book that is written using simplified language and short sentences. Each page typically has two or three sentences and a photograph to support comprehension. In addition, we have created worksheets at various levels to accommodate different learners ranging from non-readers to advanced students with an ID.
Teacher notes for each page of the e-book are provided to give ideas about how to talk about the article. The notes point out opportunities to develop problem solving and ways to engage students in conversations about the content of the article.
What grade are these materials intended for?
Is this easy to use?
Who will teach the modified material and how will they know how to do that?
Should the student only work on these materials in my class?
How can I work better with the parents of my student?
What can I do during instruction to better include the student?
things that the student has read and be able to ask the student questions in class. If this is the case for you, send a copy of the teaching materials including the teacher notes home. Throughout the unit, have the student work on different printable activities that come with the book. There is a book exam at the end of the unit to measure growth.
What if I am not satisfied?
Who Can Use a License?
A license is to be used by one teacher / therapist / parent.
The materials on this website are made available to individuals for use in classroom or individual instruction. For these purposes only, materials can be downloaded, printed and/or copied by the individual for all of their students or clients. Use by more than one individual will require a license for each person.
We do monitor the number of “hits” associated with each subscription, and excessive use can result in an account suspension.
Here’s what they are saying
I am pleased to positively endorse Janet Romo’s books from Austin & Lily Solutions. What I have discovered in using her books is, yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. My group’s reading levels range from 1st grade to 5th grade. With that being said, Janet’s books are working positively for each of them individually and as a reading group as a whole. Janet’s topics are age-appropriate for adults. The first book we used was on Taylor Swift. Because she has chosen interesting and applicable topics, my clients have embraced her books and in addition, they now have subject matter to discuss and have conversations about. A win/win as far as I am concerned! I highly recommend Janet’s series of books. I am so grateful someone has finally developed reading material that appreciates and embraces how those who have intellectual disabilities learn and comprehend!
When you purchase any materials from Austin & Lily, you’ll also get our promise that you’ll love what we have to offer.
In fact, if you’re not 100% satisfied after 30 days of using our materials, you can contact our support team for a full refund – no questions asked.
But we’re confident that it won’t come to that because by 30 days in, you’ll be on your way to empowering your students to achieve their full learning potential.
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