Module 20-Social Studies KB - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn about buyers and the goods they buy. They will learn the economics of owning a pet.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Needs and Wants scissors
pen or pencil
2 The Perfect Pet crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Needs and Wants
  1. Define needs and wants.
  2. Identify goods and services.
  3. Identify producers and consumers.
2 The Perfect Pet
  1. Identify and illustrate the economic wants and needs of pets and their owners.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
economic wants
economic needs

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Needs and Wants 5 Needs vs. Wants Assignment
2 The Perfect Pet 1 The Pet Rabbit Assignment
2 The Perfect Pet 3 What My New Pet Needs 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
Needs and Wants
  1. What is the difference between a need and a want?
The Perfect Pet
  1. What are the needs and wants of pets?

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
Needs and Wants Needs and Wants
  1. What is the difference between needs and wants?
The Perfect Pet The Pet Rabbit
  1. How did the boy take care of his bunny?

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 Let's Explore Needs and Wants Laura Hamilton Waxman 310L
2 Needs and Wants Nadia Higgins 270L
3 The Pigeon Wants a Puppy Mo Willems 290L
4 What Pet Should I Get? Dr. Seuss AD350L
5 Oh, the Pets You Can Get!: All About Our Animal Friends Tish Rabe 640L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 A fun outing would be to take your student to a pet shelter or store and talk to someone about pet ownership.