Module 16-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will explore how location effects their way of life and identify various physical characteristics and reasons why areas are utilized based on their physical features.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Impact of Location scissors
pen or pencil
2 Physical Features paper plate (optional)
food items (optional)
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Impact of Location
  1. Describe how location, climate and physical surroundings affect the way people live, including clothing and shelter.
2 Physical Features
  1. Identify various physical characteristics and reasons why areas are utilized based on their physical features.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
bodies of water
physical features

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Impact of Location 5 What Do You Wear? Assignment
2 Physical Features 4 Physical Features 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
Impact of Location
  1. What is weather?
  2. What is climate?
  3. What are some things you do to prepare for weather?
Physical Features
  1. What are physical features?
  2. What are some physical features of the town you live in?

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
Impact of Location Impact of Location
  1. What is climate?
  2. What type of climate does Greenland have?
  3. What type of climate does Brazil have?
  4. What type of climate does Italy have?

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 "WOW! Weather!" Paul Deanno
2 DK Eyewitness Books: Weather: Discover the World's Weather from Heat Waves and Droughts to Blizzards and Flood Brian Cosgrove
3 The Climate Zones (Map Basics) Kristen Rajczak NC970L
4 A Journey Through the Weather Steve Parker
5 U.S. Landforms Dana Meachen Rau 820L
6 Kid’s Guide to Types of Landforms Baby Professor
7 Earth's Landforms and Bodies of Water Natalie Hyde 590L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Go for a walk around your town and have your student identify the physical features of the area you live in.