Module 15-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will explore the map of the United States of America and explore their world on the globe.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 The U.S. Map crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
2 A World Globe pen or pencil;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 The U.S. Map
  1. Draw a simple map of the United States.
  2. Locate your home state on a U.S. map.
2 A World Globe
  1. Discuss the differences in climate in various parts of the world compared to their own.
  2. Compare the amount of land and water on different parts of the globe.
  3. Compare hot and cold climates on different parts of the globe.
  4. Locate where they live on a globe.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
United States

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 The U.S. Map 3 My Map, My Country Assignment
2 A World Globe 3 Water and Land Assignment
2 A World Globe 6 Your Place in the World Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
The U.S. Map
  1. What is the name of the country you live in?
A World Globe
  1. What planet do you live on?
  2. What are some things that are special about Earth?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
The U.S. Map The U.S. Map
  1. Why did Florida want to leave?
  2. What did Florida learn about some of the other states?
A World Globe A World Globe
  1. What covers most of Earth?
  2. How can you tell the difference between land and water on a globe?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps! Gabrielle Balkan
2 National Geographic Kids Beginner's United States Atlas National Geographic Kids 950L
3 Don't Know Much About the 50 States Kenneth C Davis 920L
4 Maps and Globes Jack Knowlton 920L
5 Where Do I Live? Neil Chesanow
6 National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas National Geographic
7 Latitude, Longitude, and Direction (How to Use Maps) Julia Quinlan 770L
8 Latitude and Longitude (Rookie Read-About Geography) Rebecca Aberg 470L

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing