Module 3-Social Studies 5B-RETIRED - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn about the United States in general but especially about their own state. Students will learn about the Pacific Region, specifically, Hawaii and Alaska. Students will learn about Washington, Oregon, and California. Students will learn about the Mountain region of our country, specifically, Idaho and Montana. Students will learn about two states in the mountain region, Colorado and Wyoming. Students will learn about Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico which are a part of the Mountain region of our country.


Module Materials:

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

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Exploring Your Own State
  1. Describe the geography of your state.
  2. Locate and illustrate the geographical features of your own state.
  3. Discuss the information you gathered about your own state.
2 Hawaii and Alaska
  1. List the states in the Pacific region.
  2. Sketch Hawaii and Alaska.
  3. Describe Hawaii and Alaska.
  4. Locate Hawaii and Alaska on a map.
3 Washington, Oregon, and California
  1. List the states in Pacific Region.
  2. Sketch Washington, Oregon, and California.
  3. Describe Washington, Oregon, and California.
  4. Locate Washington, Oregon, and California on a map.
4 Idaho and Montana
  1. List the states in the Mountain Region.
  2. Sketch Idaho and Montana.
  3. Describe Idaho and Montana.
  4. Locate Idaho and Montana on a map.
5 Colorado and Wyoming
  1. Describe Colorado and Wyoming.
  2. Locate Colorado and Wyoming on a map.
6 Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico
  1. Sketch Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.
  2. Describe Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.
  3. Locate Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico on a map.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
National Parks
Tourism
Distinctive
Neighboring
Length
Width
Encounter
Tropical
Tundra
Latitude
Logging
Cascade Range
Injustices
Chief Joseph
Glacier National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Grand Canyon

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Exploring Your Own State As your student learns about their state have them research what is special about the city or town they live in and write about it in their Social Studies notebook.
2 Hawaii and Alaska In their Social Studies notebook, have your student write 5 things they learned about Hawaii and Alaska.
3 Washington, Oregon, and California In their Social Studies notebook, have your student write 5 things they learned about Washington, Oregon, and California.
4 Idaho and Montana In their Social Studies notebook, have your student write 5 things they learned about Idaho and Montana.
5 Colorado and Wyoming In their Social Studies notebook, have your student write 5 things they learned about Colorado and Wyoming.
6 Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico In their Social Studies notebook, have your student write 5 things they learned about Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.

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
Exploring Your Own State
  1. What makes your state unique?
Hawaii and Alaska
  1. What is unique about Hawaii and Alaska?
Washington, Oregon, and California
  1. What is unique about Washington, Oregon, and California?
Idaho and Montana
  1. What is unique about Idaho and Montana?
Colorado and Wyoming
  1. What is unique about Colorado and Wyoming?
Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico
  1. What is unique about Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico?

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
Idaho and Montana Mountain States
  1. What states are part of the Mountain States?
  2. Why are they called the Mountain States?
  3. What are 5 unique characteristics of the Mountain States?

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 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps! Gabrielle Balkan
2 The 50 States: Fun Facts: Celebrate the people, places and food of the U.S.A! Gabrielle Balkan


Module Outing:

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

# Outing