Module 3-Social Studies 2A (RETIRED) - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will learn about the Celtic tradition revolving around Saint Bridget. Students will learn more about their own family customs, traditions, and way of life to include in their Family History Book.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Ancient Celtic Traditions crayons or colored pencils
old sheet or towel (optional)
long strands of raffia (optional; 12-16 long strands)
ruler (optional)
hot glue gun (optional)
dried flowers (optional)
2 Celtic Folktales crayons or colored pencils (optional)
newspaper (optional)
food processor or blender (optional)
hot glue gun (optional)
old pantyhose (optional)
coat hanger (optional)
3 Family Traditions crayons or colored pencils
yarn (3 short pieces)

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Ancient Celtic Traditions
  1. Describe Celtic traditions.
  2. Tell the story of Saint Bridget.
2 Celtic Folktales
  1. Tell the Celtic folktale "Fair Exchange."
  2. Make paper in the Celtic tradition.
3 Family Traditions
  1. Categorize family customs, traditions, and ways of life.
  2. Give examples of customs, traditions, and ways of life.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
Saint Bridget
King of Leinster
Saint Patrick
way of life
family tree

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Ancient Celtic Traditions 2 Celtic Traditions Assignment
1 Ancient Celtic Traditions 4 In Your Own Words
2 Celtic Folktales 1 A Celtic Folktale Assignment
2 Celtic Folktales 3 In Your Own Words
3 Family Traditions 2 Your Family - 2 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
Ancient Celtic Traditions
  1. What are traditions?
  2. What are some ways traditions are created?
  3. What does it mean to be a patron saint?
Celtic Folktales
  1. What does it mean to have a fair exchange?
  2. What does sacred mean?
Family Traditions
  1. What are some ways different cultures express themselves?
  2. What does lifestyle mean?
  3. What is heredity?
  4. Who is an immigrant?

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
Family Traditions Heredity
  1. What information does a Family Tree provide?
  2. Why do you have some of the same traits as members in your family?

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 JACK: An Ancient Celtic Tradition: The Jack O' Lantern Origins Story Bryan Thomas Molloy
2 Celtic Memories Caitlin Matthews
3 The Ancient Celtic Festivals: and How We Celebrate Them Today Claire Walker Leslie
4 Me and My Family Tree Joan Sweeney 400L
5 The Famous Family Trees Kari Hauge
6 I’m An Immigrant Too! Mem Fox 570L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Check out your local history museum to see if they do any programs on ancestry. If they do take your student to the program.