2nd Grade

Curriculum Guide

Bible

Textbooks Used: Veritas Press History Cards; The Genesis Through Joshua TM by Emily Fischer, Veritas Press 2001

Course Description: Biblical history covering the books of the Bible from Genesis through Joshua. The curriculum uses fact cards outlining various major stories and events depicted in these first six books.

Objectives

  • Understand that Jesus Christ is our personal Lord and Savior
  • Discuss and understand various events in the Bible happening in Genesis through Joshua using Veritas Press history cards
  • Participate in daily Bible discussion and prayer
  • Participate in discussions clarifying practical ways to bring God glory
  • Memorize Bible verses
  • Participates in monthly character/virtue studies through stories, drama and songs

 

 Language Arts and Communication

Textbooks Used: Institute for Excellence in Writing; The Shurley Method, English Made Easy, Level 2

Course Description: A comprehensive system for teaching writing skills, providing structural guidelines and practice in the development of key word outlines and summarizing from notes. Students are given a solid foundation of grammar rules to equip them as they identify sentence structure and parts of speech, making them more proficient writers, readers and speakers.

Objectives

  • Develop language arts skills and concepts through an integrated and multisensory program that includes phonics, grammar of spelling, penmanship, grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension strategies
  • Develop a fluent reading ability
  • Develop writing skills through an introduction to the Institute of Excellence in Writing, including key word outlines, stylistic techniques, and narrative writing
  • Continue to refine and develop listening, organizational, and study skills
  • Participate in public speaking exercises through integrated presentations

 

Literature

Textbooks Used: A Beka Book Reading Program

Course Description: Second grade reading instruction incorporates group reading (according to reading abilities) and whole-class reading. Comprehension is stressed along with vocabulary development and fluency.

Objectives

  • Read and discuss a selection of novels including No Longer a Nobody, Busy Times, More Busy Times, Climbing Higher, Pilgrim Boy, Molly’s Pilgrim, Magic Treehouse Research Guide: Mummies and Pyramids, Growing Up Where Jesus Lived, Sarah Plain and Tall, Little House in the Big Woods, All Kinds of Animals
  • Discuss literary analysis and terminology; critically consider and analyze the intellectual, moral, and spiritual issues in the stories; and weigh them with reference to scripture

 

Math

Textbooks Used: Primary Mathematics 2A, 2B, Singapore Math Standard Edition 2008

Course Description: Students are exposed to grade-level mathematics through a series of learning experiences including pictorials and concrete and abstract examples. Students use textbooks, workbooks, and math manipulatives to increase their mathematical understanding.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate strong foundation in mathematics and develop logical thinking and critical problem solving
  • Understand mathematical concepts using manipulatives, models, and pictures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of model drawing methods which require students to understand the mathematical concepts underlying word problems
  • Demonstrate mastery of meanings of addition & subtraction with renaming and methods for mental addition and subtraction.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the multiplication & division tables for 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10
  • Understand place value to the thousands
  • Understand the concept of measuring length in meters, centimeters, yards, feet, & inches
  • Understand the concept of measuring weight in kilograms, grams, pounds, and ounces
  • Understand the basic concept of capacity in liters, gallons, quarts, pints, and cups
  • Develop a basic understanding of fractions and fractions of a set
  • Demonstrate mastery in adding and subtracting money
  • Demonstrate mastery in telling time after the hour and before the hour and understanding time intervals
  • Recognize the properties of basic 2D and 3D shapes
  • Understand and be able to recall data from tables and graphs

 

Science

Textbook Used: Science 3, Bob Jones University, Third Edition text and activity manual

Course Description: Exploration of God’s hand in creation and how His absolute authority and order can be witnessed through the realm of creation and forces of the earth. Students work through the scientific method to discover God’s presence in the world around them. Hands-on activities, demonstrations, and projects help develop a firm foundation of science applications.

Objectives

  • Understand God’s revelation of Himself through His creation
  • Identify the orderliness and precision of God’s creation
  • Identify the science process skills: observe, classify, measure, infer, predict, and communicate
  • Differentiate between living and nonliving things
  • Explore plants and plant parts
  • Recognize animal habitats
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fossils
  • Demonstrate an understanding the surface, inside, and layers of the earth
  • Demonstrate an understanding of natural resources and the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the earth’s rotation, revolution, and seasons, sources of light and characteristics of light
  • Explain the three forms of matter
  • Demonstrate an understanding of force and motion
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cells being the smallest living part of the human body as well as the organs and systems that make up the body

 

History

Textbooks Used: Old Testament and Ancient Egypt, Veritas Press, 2007

Course Description: Students embark on a study of historical accounts of events from creation to the fall of Egypt to Rome, 30 B.C.

Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the chronological order of events in the Old Testament and Ancient Egypt using the Veritas Press History Cards
  • Investigate and explore ancient civilization of Egypt.
  • Investigate and explore various events in the Old Testament
  • Enhance maps skills and familiarity with geographical locations of discussion
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