Module 13-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will make a map of their room and a map of a building.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Make a Room Map scissors
cardboard box
construction paper or paint and paintbrush
crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
2 Map of Home and School scissors
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Make a Room Map
  1. Create a map of a bedroom.
  2. Accurately depict the placement of furniture and objects in the room.
  3. Create a 3D diorama of the bedroom.
2 Map of Home and School
  1. Read a map key.
  2. Make a floor plan of where you live.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
three-dimensional (3D)
compass rose
floor plan

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Make a Room Map 2 My Dream Room Assignment
1 Make a Room Map 4 Make a Diorama of Your Dream Room Assignment
2 Map of Home and School 4 Floor Plan Assignment
2 Map of Home and School 5 Classroom Map Key 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
Making a Room Map
  1. What is a map?
  2. What information can a map tell you?
Map of Home and School
  1. What is a map key?
  2. What is a symbol?
  3. What is a floor plan?

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
Make a Room Map Make a Room
  1. What are some things that you include in a diorama?

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 Follow That Map!: A First Book of Mapping Skills Scot Ritchie 590L
2 There's a Map on My Lap!: All About Maps Tish Rabe 580L
3 Map Keys Rebecca Olien 350L
4 Making Maps: Where's the Party John Burstein

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Visit a local park and have your student create a map of the park.