Module 9-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will continue with their exploration of historic American figures through the folklore format by learning about Abraham Lincoln. Students will identify a person’s basic needs, realize that many people in the world are lacking these needs and why this may occur, and encourage them to think of ways to help these people.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Abraham Lincoln crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
your calendar
2 Make a Difference crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Abraham Lincoln
  1. Explore another historic American figure through the folklore format.
  2. Continue working with the historical timeline.
  3. Identify special dates on a calendar.
  4. Imitate body movements.
2 Make a Difference
  1. Define and give examples of volunteers.
  2. Relate the concepts of responsibility for the common good and volunteering.
  3. Choose and carry out four things to do to help at home.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
Abraham Lincoln

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Abraham Lincoln 4 Abraham Lincoln: Story Retell
2 Make a Difference 4 What Can I Do? 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
Abraham Lincoln
  1. Who is Abraham Lincoln?
Make a Difference
  1. What is a Volunteer?
  2. How is being a volunteer different from a job or career?
  3. Who do you know that volunteers?

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
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
  1. What are five things you learned about Abraham Lincoln in this video?

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 Who Was Abraham Lincoln? Janet B. Pascal 720L
2 I am Abraham Lincoln Brad Meltzer 550L
3 Can We Help?: Kids Volunteering to Help Their Communities George Ancona
4 The Littlest Volunteers Danielle Speckhart
5 Ruby Mae Has Something to Say David Small

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Brainstorm ways your student can help out in their community and take your student to volunteer someplace in your community either a soup kitchen, food pantry, or anyplace else they may be interested in helping out.