Module 8-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will learn about the American heroes who are behind our holidays and will continue with your exploration into American history with a tale from the early life of George Washington.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 American Holidays pen or pencil;
2 George Washington crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 American Holidays
  1. Explore U.S. holidays and explain why they are celebrated.
2 George Washington
  1. Explore American history with a tale from the early life of George Washington.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
George Washington

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 American Holidays 8 U.S. Holidays Assignment
2 George Washington 1 George Washington Assignment
2 George Washington 4 George Washington: Story Retell
2 George Washington 7 Table Manners 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
American Holidays
  1. Who is Dr.
  2. Martin Luther King?
  3. What is a president?
  4. Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?
  5. Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?
  6. Why do we celebrate Labor Day?
  7. What is Thanksgiving?
George Washington
  1. Who is George Washington?
  2. What are manners?
  3. What kind of manners do you practice at the table during mealtimes?
  4. Why are manners important?

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
American Holidays Freda Fossil and Labor Day
  1. When do we celebrate Labor Day?
  2. Why do we celebrate Labor Day?

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 A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. David A. Adler AD750L
2 Presidents' Day Anne Rockwell
3 Memorial Day Emma Carlson Berne
4 Independence Day Trudi Strain Trueit 690L
5 Who Started the Labor Day Celebration? Baby Professor
6 Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! Margaret Sutherland 420L
7 I am George Washington Brad Meltzer 560L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing