Module 26-Social Studies KB - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn about the traditions behind the holidays. Students will learn about Constitution Day and American principles.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 American Traditions pipe cleaner
beads (red, orange, yellow, green (dark and light), blue (3), brown, cream, and white(4))
crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
2 Constitution Day pen or pencil;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 American Traditions
  1. Describe the American flag and its history and tradition.
  2. Sing along with the National Anthem.
  3. Describe the traditions behind the U.S. national holidays.
  4. Define patriotism as allegiance to one’s country.
  5. Identify the Pledge of Allegiance and its significance.
2 Constitution Day
  1. identify Constitution Day and American principles.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
Pledge of Allegiance
Constitution Day
Citizenship Day
American principles
good citizen

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 American Traditions 5 Thanksgiving Bracelet Assignment
1 American Traditions 6 How I Celebrate Assignment
2 Constitution Day 4 Good Citizenship 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 Traditions
  1. What are some United States Holidays we celebrate?
Constitution Day
  1. What is Constitution Day?

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 Traditions American Celebrations
  1. How do you celebrate these holidays with your family?
  2. Who was Dr.
  3. Matrin Luther King Jr.
  4. , why do we celebrate him?
  5. Why do we celebrate President's Day?
  6. Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?
  7. Why do we celebrate Independence Day?
  8. Why do we celebrate Labor Day?
  9. Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

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 F Is for Flag Wendy Cheyette Lewison
2 The Star-Spangled Banner Peter Spier 590L
3 The Fourth of July Story Alice Dalgliesh 790L
4 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day R.J. Bailey 360L
5 Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day? Kirsten Lake
6 Presidents' Day Anne Rockwell
7 We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States David Catrow
8 We the People: The Constitution of the United States Peter Spier

Module Outing:

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

# Outing