Module 23-Social Studies KB - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will obtain information through visual and electronic sources. Students will explore the difference between fact and opinion.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Locating Information Visually crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
2 Fact or Opinion? crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Locating Information Visually
  1. Obtain information through visual and electronic sources.
  2. Complete a KWL chart about Gandhi.
2 Fact or Opinion?
  1. Define fact and opinion.
  2. Distinguish between fact and opinion in newspaper and magazine articles.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
electronic sources

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Locating Information Visually 5 KWL Assignment
2 Fact or Opinion? 5 Fact or Opinion 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
Locating Information Visually
  1. How do you find information in visual materials?
Fact or Opinion?
  1. What is a fact?
  2. What is an opinion?

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
Locating Information Visually Meet Ghandi
  1. Where is Ghandi from?
  2. What did Ghandi do?
  3. What did Ghandi believe in?
  4. What did Ghandi help teach the Indians?
  5. What is special about October 2?
Fact or Opinion? Freda Fossil in Fact vs. Opinion
  1. Who gave Freda an opinion about the safest street?
  2. Who gave Freda the facts about the safest street?
  3. How does Freda know what Officer Trilobite said was fact?

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 Real or Fake?: Far-Out Fibs, Fishy Facts, and Phony Photos to Test for the Truth Emily Krieger 1050L
2 Science Fact or Fiction? You Decide! Sarah Levete 780L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing