Module 6-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will learn about what is the same and what is different between life then and now and they learn about patriotism and contributions from those who lived in the past.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Life in the Past crayons or colored pencils
baby food jar (or similar jar with lid)
heavy whipping cream
pen or pencil
2 Lessons from the Past scissors
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Life in the Past
  1. Compare (similarities) and contrast (differences) life in the past and life now.
2 Lessons from the Past
  1. Explain what patriotism is and describe contributions from those who lived in the past.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
Martin Luther King Jr.
Thomas Jefferson
American dream

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Life in the Past 4 Past or Present Assignment
2 Lessons from the Past 5 Special Americans Mini Book 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
Life in the Past
  1. What do you think life was like when your parents were growing up?
  2. What do you think life was like when your grandparents were growing up?
  3. How do you think life has changed for kids over the years?
Lessons from the Past
  1. Do you know what country your family originated from?
  2. Why do people come to the United States?
  3. Who was Thomas Jefferson?
  4. What is the Declaration of Independence?
  5. Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?
  6. Who was Dr.
  7. Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. What does it mean to be patriotic?
  9. How can you show patriotism?

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
1 The Usborne Book of Living Long Ago: Everyday life through the Ages Felicity Brooks
2 The Berenstain Bears: Long, Long Ago Mike Berenstain
3 Life Long Ago Janine Scott
4 Getting Around Through the Years Clare Lewis 560L
5 Toys from the Past Harriet Brundle 640L
6 Then & Now: A Journey through the History of Machines Santiago Beascoa 940L
7 Communication Then and Now Robin Nelson

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 historical museum with your student, some of these museums have old school houses and homes that your student can explore to see what life was like long ago.