Module 17-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students are learning about the symbols of the United States of America and will explore rituals that are found at school.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 U.S. Symbols crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
2 School Rituals & Symbols crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 U.S. Symbols
  1. Identify National symbols such as the bald eagle and the Statue of Liberty.
  2. Identify the United States flag and describe its history.
2 School Rituals & Symbols
  1. Create and read a daily schedule.
  2. Recite the pledge of allegiance.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
U.S. Flag
Statue of Liberty
bald eagle
school ritual
Pledge of Allegiance

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 U.S. Symbols 5 Strength, Freedom, or Beauty Assignment
1 U.S. Symbols 7 Your City Flag Assignment
2 School Rituals & Symbols 4 My Daily School Schedule 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
U.S. Symbols
  1. What is a symbol?
  2. What are some symbols of the United States of America?
School Rituals and Symbols
  1. What are some symbols in your neighborhood?
  2. What is a ritual?
  3. What are some rituals you do on a daily basis?

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
U.S. Symbols Freda Fossil and the Flag
  1. What does the bald eagle stand for?
  2. What do the stars on the US flag symbolize?
  3. What do the stripes on the US Flag mean?

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 U. S. Symbols Ann-Marie Kishel 700L
2 American Symbols: What You Need to Know Melissa Ann Ferguson 620L
3 O, Say Can You See? America's Symbols, Landmarks, And Important Words Sheila Keenan
4 The Pledge of Allegiance Scholastic Inc.
5 I Pledge Allegiance Bill Martin Jr.
6 The Pledge of Allegiance (American Symbols) Norman Pearl

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Go on a symbol scavenger hunt... walk through your community and see how many U.S. Symbols you can find displayed.