Module 10-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students define an everyday hero and identify the role of fire fighter, police officer, and emergency workers. Students will discuss anger and what makes them mad.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Everyday Heroes crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
2 What Makes Me Mad? pen or pencil;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Everyday Heroes
  1. Define everyday hero.
  2. Identify the role of fire fighter, police officer, and emergency workers.
2 What Makes Me Mad?
  1. Identify what makes them mad.
  2. Learn emotions similar to “mad.”
  3. Identify different coping skills to help deal with anger in a healthy way.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
fire fighter
police officer

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Everyday Heroes 3 My Hero Assignment
2 What Makes Me Mad? 1 What Makes You Mad Assignment
2 What Makes Me Mad? 4 How to Deal with Being Mad 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
Everyday Heroes
  1. What does it mean to be a hero?
  2. Who is your hero?
What Makes Me Mad?
  1. What are some things that make your angry?
  2. What do you do to calm yourself down when you are angry?

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
Everyday Heroes Everyday Heroes
  1. Who is a hero?
  2. Who were some of the heroes that visited Orlando's class?

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 DK Readers: Jobs People Do -- A Day in a Life of a Firefighter Linda Hayward 470L
2 The Berenstain Bears Visit the Firehouse Mike Berenstain AD550L
3 Police Officers on Patrol Kersten Hamilton
4 A Day in a Life of a Police Officer Linda Hayward 480L
5 How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger Elizabeth Verdick 730L
6 The Best You: Calm Down Dona Herweck Rice
7 Cool Down and Work Through Anger Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed. AD540L
8 When I Feel Angry Albert Whitman & Co

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Take your student to visit a local fire or police station to get a tour, meet the firefighters or police officers and ask them questions about their job. Take a token of appreciation with you when you visit such as baked goods to share with them.