Module 14-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will venture out to their neighborhoods to make a map and learn about their home states.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 My Neighborhood compass (this may be on a parent’s phone!)
plain paper
construction paper
pen or pencil
crayons or colored pencils
2 My State crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 My Neighborhood
  1. Create a map of the neighborhood.
  2. Provide accurate directions from where students live to where a neighbor lives.
2 My State
  1. Identify their state from a map of the United States.
  2. Research some interesting facts about their state.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
home state

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 My Neighborhood 4 Neighborhood Map Assignment
2 My State 2 All About My State 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
My Neighborhood
  1. What is a neighborhood?
  2. What is in your neighborhood?
  3. How would you tell people how to get around your neighborhood?
My State
  1. What state do you live in?
  2. Have you ever visited other states?

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
My Neighborhood Freda Fossil and the Map
  1. What happened to Freda that made her want to make a map?
  2. What sorts of places did Freda put on her map?

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 My Neighborhood: Places and Faces Lisa Marie Bullard 730L
2 This Is My Neighborhood Lisa Bullard 540L
3 Me on the Map Joan Sweeney 280L
4 Me and My Place in Space Joan Sweeney 570L
5 The United States of America: State-by-State Guide Millie Miller
6 Smart About the Fifty States: A Class Report Jon Buller NC740L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Take a walk around your student's neighborhood and community noticing important landmarks practice figuring out the directions needed to get from one place to another in your neighborhood. For example from school to the post office, or home to the favorite ice cream shop, etc.