Module 2-Social Studies KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will identify each role performed by members of their family and learn about their family's traditions.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 My Family green construction paper
crayons or colored pencils
a hole punch
styrofoam or paper cup
a lump of playdough or other clay
glue stick
a shoebox or other box for the chest
decorations for the box
paper to write stories
photos of keepsakes and memories
stick with many branches
pen or pencils
2 Family Traditions pen or pencil;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 My Family
  1. Identify what a family is and what a family does.
  2. Design a simple family tree that fits your family.
  3. Explain traditions and celebrations that are important to your family.
2 Family Traditions
  1. Create and read a family schedule.
  2. Recognize traditions and routines within the family.

Module Key Words:

Key Words

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 My Family 3 My Family Tree Assignment
1 My Family 5 Treasure Chest Assignment
2 Family Traditions 3 My Family Assignment
2 Family Traditions 5 My Routine 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 Family
  1. What is a family?
  2. What are the different roles in a family?
  3. What is a family tree?
  4. What is a tradition?
Family Traditions
  1. What is a tradition?
  2. What are some traditions your family has?
  3. What is a routine?
  4. What is a schedule?

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 Family My Family
  1. What question is Lola trying to answer?
  2. What friends does she visit?
  3. What does she learn about family after visiting her friends?
My Family Traditions Old and New
  1. Describe Antonio's family.
  2. What are some of the traditions Antonio's family has at their family reunion?
  3. What is the new tradition Antonio started?
Family Traditions Family Traditions
  1. What questions is Lola trying to answer?
  2. What are some things she saw families doing together?

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 Families, Families, Families! Suzanne Lang AD480L
2 Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families Robie H. Harris
3 Double Crust Chocolate Cream Pie: The Value of Family and Traditions Pamela Tomlin
4 Families Around the World Margriet Ruurs

Module Outing:

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

# Outing
1 Visit a grandparent or another family member this week and talk about family traditions.