Module 17-American History-Social Studies 4A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will identify 2 famous political leaders, identify 2 famous military leaders, identify 2 famous leaders/reformers, identify 2 famous events in American history and identify 2 American military conflicts.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Famous Political Leaders crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
2 Famous Military Leaders crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
3 Famous Leaders and Reformers crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
4 Famous Events crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
5 Military Conflicts crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Famous Political Leaders
  1. Identify two famous political leaders.
2 Famous Military Leaders
  1. Identify two famous military leaders.
3 Famous Leaders and Reformers
  1. Identify two famous leaders and/or reformers.
4 Famous Events
  1. Identify two famous events in American history.
5 Military Conflicts
  1. Identify two American military conflicts.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Vocabulary Words
immigration wave

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Famous Political Leaders 8 Collector Cards
2 Famous Military Leaders 7 Collector Cards
3 Famous Leaders and Reformers 6 Collector Cards
4 Famous Events 6 Collector Cards
5 Military Conflicts 8 Collectors Cards

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
Famous Political Leaders
  1. What are some attributes of a good leader?
  2. What is a political leader?
Famous Military Leaders
  1. What is a military leader?
Famous Leaders and Reformers
  1. What does it mean to be a reformer?
  2. What is a cultural leader?
Famous Events
  1. What impact did European immigration have on US history?
  2. What impact did the Louisiana Purchase have on US history?
  3. What impact did the Mexican Cession have on US history?
Military Conflicts
  1. What caused the French and Indian War?
  2. What were the reasons for The Revolutionary War?
  3. What happened during the War of 1812?

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
Famous Military Leaders Military Leaders
  1. Who was George Washington?
  2. Who was Captain Meriwether Lewis?
  3. Who was Winifred Scott?
  4. Who was Andrew Jackson?
Famous Leaders and Reformers Reformers and Cultural Leaders
  1. Who was Junipero Serra?
  2. Who was Horace Mann?
  3. Who was Paul Revere?
  4. Who was Phillis Wheatley?
  5. Who was Susan B.
  6. Anthony?

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 Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud Suzanne Tripp Jurmain 920L
2 History for Kids: The Illustrated Lives of Founding Fathers - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison Charles River Editors
3 Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father! Mark Shulman GN340L
4 Who Was George Washington? Roberta Edwards 720L
5 Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot Anita Silvey NC1080L
6 Who Was Andrew Jackson? Douglas Yacka 770L
7 Who Was Paul Revere? Roberta Edwards 710L
8 Phillis Wheatley: Young Revolutionary Poet Kathryn Kilby Borland
9 Susan B. Anthony Alexandra Wallner 900L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing