Module 4-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will hear a folktale of Pocahontas; an American heroine and they will learn about Clara Barton a young woman who did the unexpected and ended up helping many people then and now.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Pocahontas: an American Heroine audio recording software (computer, phone, tablet, etc.)
pen or pencil
2 Clara Barton crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
audio recording software (computer, phone, tablet, etc.)

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Pocahontas: an American Heroine
  1. Read along and listen to a folktale of Pocahontas, an American heroine.
  2. Explore aspects of Pocahontas's life, her personality, and her contributions to our world.
  3. Retell a story using sequencing skills and details.
2 Clara Barton
  1. Describe the life of Clara Barton through pictures.
  2. Retell the story of Clara using sequencing skills and details.
  3. Show text-to-self connections by identifying ways to help others.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
Clara Barton

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Pocahontas: an American Heroine 2 Pocahontas: Story Retell
2 Clara Barton 1 Clara Barton Assignment
2 Clara Barton 4 Clara Barton: Story Retell

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
Pocahontas: An American Heroine
  1. Who was Pocahontas?
  2. What does it mean to be a heroine?
Clara Barton
  1. What does it mean to help others?
  2. Have you ever helped a person in need?
  3. What did Clara Barton do that was so important to us today?

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

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 True Story of Pocahontas Lucille Recht Penner 550L
2 Pocahontas Ingri d'Aulaire
3 Who Was Clara Barton? Stephanie Spinner 960L
4 Brave Clara Barton Frank Murphy 550L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Clara Barton was the founder of the Red Cross. Contact your local Red Cross organization and see if they will allow your student to visit to learn more about the organization and the good work they do.