Module 24: Wants and Needs- Social Studies 2 - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn to report basic human needs for survival, recognize human wants, and categorize wants and needs.

Module Materials:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Notebook
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Highlighter
  • Markers
  • Blank paper

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Needs
  1. Report basic human needs for survival.
2 Wants
  1. Recognize human wants.
3 Categorizing Needs and Wants
  1. Categorize wants and needs.
4 Project: Needs and Wants
  1. Make a set number of changes to a Venn diagram of needs and wants.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
Venn diagram

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Needs 5 Fill Your Needs Assignment
2 Wants 5 Shopping Spree Assignment
3 Categorizing Needs and Wants 5 Bag Sort Assignment
4 Project: Needs and Wants 2 Needs and Wants Project

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Needs After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain what a need is, and what needs they have.
2 Wants After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain what a want is and examples of things that they want.
3 Categorizing Needs and Wants After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain the difference between a want and a need and to give examples of each.
4 Project: Needs and Wants Before your student begins this project, ask your student to review the directions of the project before they begin and to review their work before they turn their project in.

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
  1. What is a need?
  1. What is a want?
Categorizing Needs and Wants
  1. What is the difference between needs and wants?
Project: Needs and Wants
  1. What are examples of needs and wants?

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