Module 5-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will touch upon the legend of Johnny Appleseed and hear a story of Christopher Columbus in folk tale format.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Johnny Appleseed crayons of colored pencils
pen or pencil
audio recording software (computer, phone, tablet, etc.)
2 Christopher Columbus crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
audio recording software (computer, phone, tablet, etc.)

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Johnny Appleseed
  1. Describe historic American figure Johnny Appleseed through the folklore format.
2 Christopher Columbus
  1. Read and retell a story about Christopher Columbus.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
Johnny Appleseed
Christopher Columbus

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Johnny Appleseed 1 Johnny Appleseed Assignment
1 Johnny Appleseed 4 Johnny Appleseed: Story Retell
2 Christopher Columbus 3 Christopher Columbus: Story Retell
2 Christopher Columbus 4 Christopher Columbus: Story Retell 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
Johnny Appleseed
  1. What are some things that are made from apples?
  2. What is your favorite thing to eat made from apples?
  3. Where do apples come from?
  4. Who is Johnny Appleseed?
Christopher Columbus
  1. What is an explorer?
  2. How was America discovered?
  3. Who is Christopher Columbus?

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
Johnny Appleseed Johnny Appleseed
  1. What was Johnny Appleseed's real name?
  2. Who is a pioneer?
  3. Why did John Chapman plant apple trees?
  4. What can apples be used for?

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 Johnny Appleseed Jane Kurtz 330L
2 Johnny Appleseed Reeve Lindbergh
3 A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus David A. Adler AD800L
4 Who Was Christopher Columbus? Bonnie Bader 640L
5 The Story of Christopher Columbus Anita Ganeri 660L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Visit an apple orchard to pick some apples in order to commemorate Johnny Appleseed.