Social Studies 3: Module 4(RETIRED) - Course Guide


Module Overview:


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 The United States Landscape pen or pencil
crayons or colored pencils
globe
map of North America
2 North American Exploration and Settlement crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
crafting supplies (optional)
3 Life on the U.S. Frontier pen or pencil
crayons or colored pencils

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 The United States Landscape
  1. Describe the landscape of the United States.
  2. Create an outline map of the United States.
2 North American Exploration and Settlement
  1. Read about the daily life of a child on the American frontier.
  2. Draw a picture representing the theme of the story.
  3. Summarize in writing the story.
  4. Design a scrapbook about their own "folk" ancestry.
3 Life on the U.S. Frontier
  1. Draw the trail of a frontier family moving from northern Wisconsin to Kansas.
  2. Map out a route for the family, and plan a list of items they would need for their journey.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
United States
Native American
tribes
map
American explorers
immigrants
frontier
ancestry
frontier life
undeveloped land
moving

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 The United States Landscape 2 North America Assignment
3 Life on the U.S. Frontier 1 Sarah on the Frontier Assignment


Learning Coach Notes:

None

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
The United States Landscape
  1. What is a landscape?
  2. What is the equator?
  3. What is a compass rose?
North American Exploration and Settlement
  1. What is a settler?
  2. What is the American Frontier?
  3. Why did Americans decide to go west?
Life on the U.S. Frontier
  1. What was life like on the US Frontier?
  2. What is a prairie?

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

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


Module Outing:

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

# Outing