ML modules are a powerful language mechanism for decomposing programs into reusable components. Unfortunately, they also have a reputation for being "complex" and requiring fancy type theory that is mostly opaque to non-experts. While this reputation is certainly understandable, given the many non-standard methodologies that have been developed in the process of studying modules, we aim here to demonstrate that it is undeserved. To do so, we give a very simple elaboration semantics for a full-featured, higher-order ML-like module language. Our elaboration defines the meaning of module expressions by a straightforward, compositional translation into vanilla System F-ω (the higher-order polymorphic λ-calculus), under plain F-ω typing environments. We thereby show that ML modules are merely a particular mode of use of System F-ω. Our module language supports the usual second-class modules with Standard ML-style generative functors and local module definitions. To demonstrate the versatility of our approach, we further extend the language with the ability to package modules as first-class values---a very simple extension, as it turns out. Our approach also scales to handle OCaml-style applicative functor semantics, but the details are significantly more subtle, so we leave their presentation to a future, expanded version of this paper. Lastly, we report on our experience using the "locally nameless" approach in order to mechanize the soundness of our elaboration semantics in Coq.