Module 2-Social Studies 5B-RETIRED - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn about the people of North America and where the diverse cultures that exist in our land come from. Students will learn about the ethnic diversity in the United States of America. Students will learn about some influential and important women in the history of the United States that were born in the 18th or 19th century. Students will learn about some influential and important women in the history of the United States that were born in the 20th century. Students will learn about climate and geography. Students will learn about geography and different types of maps. Students will learn about biomes and zones.


Module Materials:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Notebook
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Highlighter
  • Markers
  • Blank paper

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 People of America
  1. understand how the people of America came to the United States.
2 Diverse Cultures of America
  1. Explain the different cultural groups mentioned in this lesson.
  2. Describe the life of Anna Cooper.
  3. Discuss the Amish.
3 Women of the 18th and 19th Century
  1. Describe the contributions of several prominent women of the 18th and 19th century.
  2. Evaluate the contributions women of the 189th and 19th century made to our nation.
4 Women of the 20th Century
  1. Describe the contributions of several of the women you learned about in this lesson.
  2. Explain and write about five of the women.
  3. Evaluate the contributions they made to our nation.
5 Weather
  1. Explain the difference between weather and climate.
6 Maps
  1. Discuss what geography has to do with climate.
  2. Describe what different maps tell us.
7 Biomes and Zones
  1. Describe what different maps tell us.
  2. Understand what are the different zones in the US.
  3. Understand and describe the different biomes in the US.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
ethnic
Chinatown
culture
Anna Julia Haywood Cooper
African American
Arab American
Amish
women's suffrage
right to vote
advocates
Zoologist
environmentalist
philanthropist
weather
climate
temperature
geography
relief map
savannah
coniferous forest

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
3 Women of the 18th and 19th Century 7 Women of the 18th and 19th Century Assignment
4 Women of the 20th Century 3 Women of the 20th Century Assignment


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 People of America In their Social Studies notebook, have your student explain what culture is and how many diverse cultures have impacted America.
2 Diverse Cultures of America In their Social Studies notebook, have your student describe each culture mentioned in this lesson and how they contributed to the United States.
3 Women of the 18th and 19th Century In their Social Studies notebook, have your student write a brief description of the women from this lesson and their contributions.
4 Women of the 20th Century In their Social Studies notebook, have your student write about the women they learned from this lesson and state why they were influential.
5 Weather In their Social Studies notebook, have your student explain the following: Geography, climate, and weather.
6 Maps In their Social Studies notebook, have your student explain what a map is as well as a relief map.
7 Biomes and Zones In their Social Studies notebook, have them explain what a biome is.

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
People of America
  1. What is culture?
Diverse Cultures of America
  1. What are some of the different cultures represented in America?
Women of the 18th and 19th Century
  1. Who were some influential women of the 18th and 19th centuries?
Women of the 20th Century
  1. Who were some important women from the 20th century?
Weather
  1. What is climate?
  2. What is weather?
Maps
  1. What is a map?
Biomes and Zones
  1. What is a biome?

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
People of America The People of America
  1. Who were the first European settlers in North America?
  2. What is the predominant form of Christianity for the Hispanic community in the Southwest?
  3. What are the natural resources of North America?
  4. What are 5 things you learned about the People in America from this video?
Diverse Cultures of America Native Americans
  1. What are 5 things you learned about Native Americans from this video?
Women of the 18th and 19th Century Women's Suffrage
  1. What day and year did women first vote?
  2. Who were the 2 women in charge of the women's suffrage movement?
  3. What were women not allowed to do in the early 19th century?
Women of the 18th and 19th Century Helen Keller
  1. What are 5 things you learned about Helen Keller from this video?
Weather Let's Talk Geography - Different Places on Earth
  1. What are the different types of climate zones?
  2. What are the characteristics of grasslands, deserts, polar regions, the tundra, and forest regions?
Weather Predicting the Weather
  1. What is weather?
  2. What is a meteorologist?
  3. What tools do meteorologists use to predict the weather?

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 National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away Kathy Furgang
2 Climate and Weather Baby Professor
3 The Climate Zones Kristen Rajczak
4 What Is a Biome? Bobbie Kalman


Module Outing:

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

# Outing