KINDERGARTEN - SEPTEMBER

Literature 

  • Sayings
  • "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe"
  • "Rock-a-bye, Baby"
  • "Georgie Porgie"
  • "Ladybug, Ladybug"
  • "Early to Bed"
  • "Hey Diddle Diddle"
  • The Three Little Kittens"
  • "The Three Billy Goats Gruff'
  • "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
  • "The Three Little Pigs"
  • "Johnny Appleseed"
  • "Three Blind Mice"/ "Hot Cross Buns"

History 

  • Christopher Columbus - Background - Lesson 1
  • Christopher Columbus - Voyage - Lesson 2
  • Native Americans - Lesson 3

Geography 

  • People, Plants, and Animals on Earth - Lesson 1
  • Planet Earth - Lesson 2
  • Land and Water on Earth - Lesson 3
  • Globe and Map - Lesson 4

Science 

  • The Human Body - Skin - Lesson 1
  • The Human Body - Cleanliness - Lesson 2
  • The Human Body - Healthy foods - Lesson 3
  • The Human Body - Exercise - Lesson 4

Art  

  • Warm and Cool Colors - Lesson 1
  • Colors in Landscape Paintings - Lesson 2

Music 

  • "The Wheels on the Bus" - Lesson 1
  • "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" - Lesson 2
  • "If You're Happy and You Know It" - Lesson 3

 

KINDERGARTEN - OCTOBER 

Literature 

  • Saying
  • "Little Bo Peep"
  • "Little Boy Blue"
  • "Little Jack Horner"
  • "Little Miss Muffet"
  • "Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling"
  • "Old King Cole"
  • "Seesaw, Margery Daw"
  • "Pat-a-Cake"
  • "Little Red Hen"
  • "Little Red Riding Hood"
  • "Cinderella"

Geography 

  • Globe - Location Terms - Lesson 5
  • World Geography - Continents - Lesson 6

Science 

  • The Human Body - Five Senses - Lesson 5
  • The Human Body -Sight - Lesson 6
  • The Human Body -Hearing - Lesson 7
  • The Human Body -Smell - Lesson 8
  • The Human Body -Taste - Lesson 9
  • The Human Body -Touch - Lesson 10
  • The Human Body -Five Senses - Lesson 11

Art 

  • Color in Stained Glass - Lesson 3
  • Color and Detail - Lesson 4
  • Art/Craft Objects in Nature
  • Art/Craft "Leaf Person"

Music 

  • Identify Musical Instruments - Lesson 4
  • "Hush Little Baby" - Lesson 5
  • "London Bridge" - Lesson 6
  • "This Old Man" - Lesson 7 

KINDERGARTEN - NOVEMBER 

Literature 

  • Sayings
  • "Jack Be Nimble"
  • "Jack Sprat"
  • "Jack and Jill"
  • "There was a Little Girl"
  • "There was an Old Woman"
  • "Happy Thought"
  • "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
  • "The Story of Jumping Mouse"/Culture of the Sioux - Lesson 1
  • "The Story of Jumping Mouse"/Culture of the Sioux - Lesson 2
  • "The Story of Jumping Mouse"/Culture of the Sioux - Lesson 3

History 

  • See Literature Lessons on the culture of the Sioux
  • The Pilgrims/Thanksgiving - Lesson 4

Geography 

  • World Geography - Continents/Oceans - Lesson 7

Science 

  • Conservation - Living/Nonliving - Lesson 12
  • Conservation - Needs of Living Things - Lesson 13
  • Conservation - Living Things - Environment - Lesson 14
  • Conservation - Living Things - Resources - Lesson 15
  • Conservation - Resources - Lesson 16
  • Conservation - Recycling - Lesson 17

Art 

  • Art/Craft Totem Pole
  • Art/Craft Native American Costumes
  • Native American Mask - Lesson 5
  • Native American Mask - Lesson 6 

KINDERGARTEN - DECEMBER 

Literature 

  • "Chicken Little"
  • "Georgie Porgie"
  • "Hey, Diddle, Diddle"
  • "Early to Bed"
  • "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep"
  • "A Diller, A Dollar"
  • "Hickory, Dickory, Dock"
  • "The Ugly Duckling"
  • "Winnie-The-Pooh"
  • Sayings

History 

  • Native Americans - First people - Lesson 5
  • The Wampanoag - Lifestyle - Lesson 6
  • The Wampanoag - Corn - Lesson 7
  • The Wampanoag - Chores/Games - Lesson 8

Geography 

  • Community/Neighborhood - Lesson 8
  • Community Helpers - Lesson 9
  • City/State/Country - Lesson 10
  • Address - Lesson 11

Science 

  • Magnetism - Push/Pull - Lesson 17
  • Magnetism - Classify Objects - Lesson 18
  • Magnetism - Attraction - Lesson 19
  • Magnetism - Strength - Lesson 20

Art 

  • Line - Lesson 7
  • Line and Pattern - Lesson 8
  • Art/Craft "I Do Not Mind You Winter Wind"

Music 

  • "Jingle Bells" - Lesson 8
  • "Go Tell Aunt Rhody"/"Kum Ba Yah" - Lesson 9
  • Toy Symphony - Lesson 10 

 

KINDERGARTEN - JANUARY

Literature 

  • "Tug-of-War"
  • "How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have?" 
  • "Humpty Dumpty" 
  • "Mary Had a Little Lamb" 

History 

  • Africa - Continent - Lesson 9
  • Africa - Geographical Features - Lesson 10
  • Africa - Animals - Lesson 11
  • Africa - People - Lesson 12
  • Africa - Slaves Brought to America - Lesson 13

Science 

  • Animals - Living Things - Lesson 22
  • Animals - Needs - Lesson 23
  • Animals - Babies - Lesson 24
  • Animals - A dog is man's best friend - Lesson 25

Art 

  • Mother and Child Portraits - Lesson 9
  • Mother and Child Portraits - Lesson 10
  • Art/Craft "The More it Snows"
  • Art/Craft African Kufi

Music 

  • "Bingo" - Lesson 11
  • Sleigh Ride - Lesson 12
  • "The Bear Went Over the Mountain"/"Pop Goes the Weasel" - Lesson 13
  • KINDERGARTEN - FEBRUARY 

    Literature 

    • "The Lion and the Mouse" 
    • "The Dog and His Shadow" 
    • "The Grasshopper and the Ants" 
    • "The Hare and the Tortoise" 
    • "Roses are Red" 
    • "Simple Simon" 
    • "Sing a Song of Sixpence" 

    History 

    • North America - Continent - Lesson 14
    • George Washington - Lesson 15
    • Thomas Jefferson - Lesson 16
    • Abraham Lincoln - Lesson 17
    • Theodore Roosevelt - Lesson 18
    • Mount Rushmore - Lesson 19
    • Bill Clinton - Lesson 20

    Science 

    • Animals - Activities - Overview
    • Jane Goodall - Lesson 26

    Art 

    • Statue of Liberty - Lesson 11
    • Relief Sculpture - Lesson 12
    • Art/Craft The early Bird Gets the Worm
    • Art/Craft Groundhog Puppet

    Music 

    • Carnival of the Animals - Lesson 14 (Part 1)
    • Carnival of the Animals - Lesson 15 (Part 2)
    • "Old MacDonald" - Lesson 15
    • "The Farmer in the Dell" - Lesson 16
    • "The Hokey Pokey" - Lesson 17
    • Toy Symphony - Lesson 10

     

    KINDERGARTEN - MARCH 

    Literature 

    • "Rain, Rain, Go Away"/"It's Raining, It's Pouring"
    • "Momotaro:  Peach Boy" 
    • "The Bremen Town Musicians" 
    • "The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids" 

    History 

    • Asia - Continent - Lesson 21
    • Asia - China and Japan - Lesson 22
    • Asia - People of China and Japan - Lesson 23
    • Europe - Continent - Lesson 24
    • Europe - France - Lesson 25
    • Europe - England - Lesson 26

    Science 

    • Weather - Observe and record - Lesson 27
    • Weather - Seasons - Lesson 28
    • Weather - Seasonal Changes - Lesson 29
    • Weather - Thermometer/Temperature - Lesson 30
    • Weather - Clouds - Lesson 31
    • Weather - It's raining cats and dogs - Lesson 32
    • Weather - Weather Safety - Lesson 33
    • Weather - Rain and Snow - Lesson 34

    Art 

    • Sculpture from Europe - Lesson 13
    • 2- and 3-Dimensional Activities - Lesson 14
    • Art/Craft Japanese Fan
    • Art/Craft Rain/Watercolors

    Music 

    • "March of the Siamese Children" - Lesson 18
    • "Go In and Out the Window" - Lesson 19
    • "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" - Lesson 20
    • "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" - Lesson 21

     

    KINDERGARTEN - APRIL

    Literature 

    • "April Rain Song" 
    • "King Midas and the Golden Touch" 

    History 

    • Australia - Continent - Lesson 27
    • Australia - Animals  - Lesson 28
    • Australia - People - Lesson 29
    • Antarctica - Continent - Lesson 30
    • Antarctica - Animal - Lesson 31

    Science 

    • Plants - Needs - Lesson 35
    • Plants - Seeds - Lesson 36
    • Plants - Roots/Stems/Leaves - Lesson 37
    • Plants - Trees - Lesson 38
    • Plants - Review - Lesson 39
    • George Washington Carver - Lesson 40

    Art 

    • Calder Mobile- Lesson 15
    • Making a Mobile - Lesson 16
    • Art/Craft Aboriginal Craft
    • Art/Craft Tommy/Seeds

    Music 

    • "Kookaburra" - Lesson 22
      "Ring Around the Rosey" - Lesson 23

    KINDERGARTEN - MAY

    Literature 

    • Casey Jones

    History 

    • Democracy - Lesson 32
    • Independence Day  - Lesson 33
    • American Flag - Lesson 34
    • South America - Continent - Lesson 35
    • South America - Andean Countries - Lesson 36
    • South America - Brazil/The Amazon - Lesson 37
    • South America - Argentina and chile - Lesson 38

    Science 

    • Plants - Review - Lesson 41
    • Farming - Uses of Plants - Lesson 42
    • Farming - Roots/Stems/Leaves - Lesson 37
    • Farming - Trees - Lesson 38
    • Wilbur and Orville Wright - Lesson 45
    Art 
    • Symbols and Signs- Lesson 17
    • Sculpture - Lesson 18

    Music 

    • Suite for Orchestra No. 3 - Lesson 24

     

    No Units for June

    FIRST GRADE - SEPTEMBER 

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 1 - Poetry - "My Shadow"
    • Lesson 2 - Poetry - "Rope Rhyme"
    • Lesson 3 - Poetry - "The Swing"
    • "Lon Po Po"/ "Little Red Riding Hood"
    • "Why the Owl has Big Eyes"

    History 

    • The Ice Age - The Land Bridge - Lesson 1
    • The Ice Age - Animals - Lesson 2
    • The Ice Age - Cave Paintings - Lesson 3

    Geography 

    • World Geography - Lesson 1
    • Continents - Lesson 2
    • Continents - Lesson 3
    • World Geography - Lesson 4
    • Cardinal Directions - Lesson 5
    • Oceans - Lesson 6
    • Animals/Continents - Lesson 7
    • North American - Lesson 8
    • North American - Lesson 9
    • World Geography - Lesson 10

    Art 

    • Review Warm and Cool Colors - Lesson 1
    • Primary Colors - Lesson 2
    • Warm and Cool Colors - Lesson 3
    • Primary and Secondary Colors - Lesson 4

    Music 

    • "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - Lesson 1
    • Review 3 - Beat Rhythmic Patter - Lesson 2
    • Bach, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" 

    FIRST GRADE - OCTOBER 

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 4 - Poetry - "Wynken, Blynken and Nod"
    • Lesson 5 - Poetry - "Table Manners"
    • Lesson 6 - Poetry - "Solomon Grundy"
    • Fairy Tales Overview
    • "Jack and the Beanstalk"
    • "Pinocchio"
    • "Thumbelina" (Hans Christian Andersen)
    • "Issun Boshi" (Japan)
    • "Tom Thumb" (England)

    History 

    • The Maya - Lesson 4
    • The Aztecs - Lesson 5
    • The Inca - Lesson 6
    • Christopher Columbus - Lesson 7
    • Hernando Cortes - Lesson 8
    • Cortes and Pizarro - Lesson 9

    Geography 

    • Review - Continents, Cardinal Directions, Oceans - Lesson 11
    • Review - Cardinal Directions - Lesson 12

    Science 

    • Human Body - Bones and Joints - Lesson 1
    • The Human Skeleton - Lesson 2
    • Bones and Muscles - Lesson 3
    • The Digestive System - Lesson 4
    • The Respiratory System - Lesson 5
    • The Respiratory System - Lesson 6
    • The Circulatory System - Lesson 7
    • The Nervous System - Lesson 8
    • Healthy Habits - Lesson 9
    • Healthy Habits, Vaccinations - Lesson 10

    Art 

    • (Review primary colors) - Lesson 5
    • (Color in an abstract painting) - Lesson 6
    • (Introduce landscape painting) - Lesson 7
    • (Landscape) - Lesson 8

    Music 

    • Circular song - Extra Oct. Lesson
    • Work Songs - Lesson 3
    • Families of Instruments - Lesson 4
    • Prokofiev, Peter & the Wolf

     

    FIRST GRADE - NOVEMBER 

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 7 - Poetry - "Thanksgiving Day"
    • Lesson 8 - Poetry - "A Good Play" (part 1)
    • Lesson 9 - Poetry - "A Good Play" (part 2)
    • Cinderella Stories

    History 

    • The Lost Colony - Lesson 10
    • Jamestown - Lesson 11
    • Plymouth - Lesson 12
    • Massachusetts Bay Colony - Lesson 13
    • Am. Civ./Geography - Dictionary - Lesson 14

    Science 

    • Matter - Solids and Liquids - Lesson 11
    • Matter - Atoms - Lesson 12
    • Matter - Solids - Lesson 13
    • Matter - Gases - Lesson 14
    • Matter - Solids, Liquids, Gases - Lesson 15
    • Matter - Solids and Liquids - Lesson 16

    Art 

    • Lines & Shapes - Lesson 9
    • Free-form lines - Lesson 10
    • Line and Painting - Lesson 11
    Music 
    • More Folk Songs - Lesson 5
    • Music connected with Narratives - lesson 6
    • Dukas, the Sorcerer's Apprentice

     

    FIRST GRADE - DECEMBER 

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 10 - Poetry - "Sing a Song of People"
    • Lesson 11 - Poetry - "The Purple Cow"
    • The House on Pooh Corner
    • "Hansel and Gretel"

    History 

    • Noah's Ark - Lesson 1
    • Judaism - Lesson 2
    • Hanukkah - Lesson 3
    • Christianity - Lesson 4
    • Christianity - Lesson 5
    • Islam - Lesson 6

    Science 

    • Static Electricity - Lesson 17
    • Electricity - Circuits - Lesson 18
    • Electricity - Conductors and Insulators - Lesson 19
    • Electricity - Lesson 20
    • Thomas Edison - Lesson 21

    Art 

    • Adam & Eve in art - Lesson 12
    • Islamic Arts - Lesson 13

    Music 

    • "Skip to My Lou"/ "O Susanna" - Lesson 7 

    FIRST GRADE - JANUARY 

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 12 - Poetry - "The Owl and the Pussycat"
    • "Puss-in-Boots"
    • "The Frog Prince"

    History 

    • The Thirteen Colony - Lesson 21
    • The Boston Tea Party - Lesson 22
    • Paul Revere/Minutemen - Lesson 23
    • Redcoats/Minutemen - Lesson 23
    • The Declaration of Indep./Geo. - Lesson 25

    Science 

    • Measurement - Lesson 22
    • Matter - Atoms - Lesson 12
    • Length - Lesson 23
    • Volume - Lesson 24
    • Temperature - Lesson 25
    • Temperature - Lesson 26

    Art 

    • Texture in Sculpture - Lesson 14
    • Texture - Lesson 15
    • Ivory Carving - Lesson 16
    • Assyrian Alabaster Sculpture - Lesson 17

    Music 

    • Songs - Lesson 8
    • The Nutcracker - lesson 9

    FIRST GRADE - FEBRUARY

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 13 - Poetry - "Hope"
    • Lesson 14 - Poetry - "Washington" "Rapunzel" "The Princess and the Pea"

    History 

    • Ben Franklin - Lesson 26
    • Deborah Sampson/Phillis Wheatley - Lesson 27
    • The American Revolution - Final Events - Lesson 28
    • George Washington - Lesson 4
    • Washington, D. C./The President - Lesson 30
    • The Liberty Bell - Lesson 31
    • The American Flag/The Pledge of Allegiance - Lesson 32

    Science 

    • The Sun and Moon - Lesson 27
    • The Planets - Lesson 28
    • The Stars - Lesson 29
    • The Earth - Lesson 30
    • Rocks and Minerals - Lesson 31

    Art 

    • Review of Landscape
    • Landscape Activity - Lesson 19
    • Portraits - Lesson 20
    • Portraits - Lesson 21

    Music 

    • American Songs - Lesson 10
    • Origins of Jazz - Lesson 11

     

    FIRST GRADE - MARCH

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 15 - Poetry - "The Frog"
    • Lesson 16 - Poetry - "The Pasture"
    • Lesson 17 - Poetry - "I Know All the Sounds the Animals Make" The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    History 

    • Westward Expansion - Pioneers - Lesson 33
    • Westward Expansion - Daniel Boone - Lesson 34
    • Thomas Jefferson/The Louisiana Purchase - Lesson 35
    • Lewis and Clark - Lesson 36

    Science 

    • Animal Habitats - Forest - Lesson 32
    • Animal Habitats - Desert - Lesson 33
    • Animal Habitats - Underground - Lesson 34
    • Animal Habitats - Prairie - Lesson 35

    Art 

    • Review - Lesson 22
    • Light - Lesson 23
    • Still Life - Lesson 24
    • Still Life - Lesson 25

    Music 

    • Origins of Jazz, Park 2 - Lesson 12
    • Songs - Lesson 13

    FIRST GRADE - APRIL

    Literature 

    • Aesop's Fables Overview
    • "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"
    • "The Dog in the Manger"
    • "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"
    • "The Maid and the Milk Pail"
    • "The Fox and the Grapes"
    • "The Goose and the Golden Eggs"

    History 

    • Fertile Crescent - Lesson 37
    • Mesopotamia/Civilization - Lesson 38
    • egypt - Geography - Lesson 39
    • Egypt - Pharoahs/Mummies - Lesson 40
    • Egypt - Culture/Hieroglyphics - Lesson 41

    Science 

    • Oceans - Ocean water/Fresh water - Lesson 36
    • Landscape of the Ocean Floor - Lesson 37
    • Oceans - Animals - Lesson 38
    • Food Chains - Ocean/Meadow - Lesson 39
    • Food Chains - Energy - Lesson 40

    Art 

    • Mesopotamian Tablet - Lesson 26
    • Egyptian Art - Lesson 27
    • Egyptian Art - Lesson 28
    • Egyptian Art Activity - Lesson 29

    Music 

    • Peer Gynt - Lesson 14
    • Songs - Lesson 15

     

    FIRST GRADE - MAY

    Literature 

    • "The Boy at the Dike"
    • "How Anansi Got Stories from the Sky God"
    • "It Could Always be Worse"
    • "The Knee-High Man"
    • "Medio Pollito"

    History 

    • Mexico - Geography - Lesson 42
    • Maya and Aztecs - Lesson 43
    • Mexico - Flag - Lesson 44
    • Mexico - Traditions - Lesson 45
    • The Spanish Language - Lesson 46
    • Mexico - Foods - Lesson 47
    • Mexico - Crafts - Lesson 48
    • Mexico - Music - Lesson 49

    Science 

    • What Animals Eat - Lesson 41
    • Rachel Carson - Lesson 42
    • Pollution - Lesson 43
    • Habitat Destruction - Lesson 44
    • Rain Forests - Lesson 45
    • Dinosaurs and Extinct Animals - Lesson 46

    Art 

    • Diego Rivera - Lesson 30
    • Make a Mural - Lesson 31
    • Gaugin Painting - Lesson 32

    Music 

    • Songs - Lesson 16
    • Mexican Songs - Lesson 17

     

    No Units for June

    SECOND GRADE - SEPTEMBER

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 1 - Poetry - "Bed in Summer"
    • Lesson 2 - Poetry - "Conch Shell"
    • "How the Camel got its Hump"
    • Charlotte's Web

    History 

    • Overview
    • Constitution - Rules/Compromise - Lesson 1
    • Constitution - Needs/13 Original States - Lesson 2
    • Constitution - Needs/Problems - Lesson 3
    • Constitution - Rights/Bill of Rights - Lesson 4

    Geography 

    • Overview
    • Review of Maps/Directions - Lesson 1
    • Geographical Divisions - Lesson 2
    • World Geography - Lesson 3
    • North and Central America - Lesson 4

    Science 

    • Condensation and Evaporation - Lesson 1
    • Cloud Formation - Lesson 2
    • Water Cycle - Lesson 3
    • Weather - Lesson 4
    • Clouds - Lesson 5
    • Wind - Lesson 6
    • Wind - Activities - Lesson 7
    • Seasonal Cycles - Lesson 8

    Art 

    • Primary and Secondary Colors - Lesson 1
    • Warm and Cool Colors - Lesson 2
    • Shape - Lesson 3
    • Texture - Lesson 4

    Music 

    • Patriotic Songs - Lesson 1
    • Vivaldi, The Four Seasons - Lesson 2

     

    SECOND GRADE - OCTOBER 

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 3 - Poetry - "Who Has Seen the Wind"
    • Lesson 4 - Poetry - "Windy Nights"
    • Peter Pan

    History 

    • War of 1812 - Lesson 5
    • Battle of Lake Erie - Lesson 6
    • James & Dolly Madison - Lesson 7
    • The Star Spangled Banner - Lesson 8
    • Battle of New Orleans - Lesson 9
    • U. S. Flag - Lesson 10

    Geography 

    • North American - Lesson 5

    Science 

    • Properties of a Magnet - Lesson 9
    • Magnets - Identify/Classify - Lesson 10
    • Magnets -Identify - Lesson 11
    • Magnets - Polarity/Strength - Lesson 12
    • Magnets - Fields - Lesson 13
    • Magnets - Compass - Lesson 14

    Art 

    • (Line in non-western painting) - Lesson 5
    • (Hokusai - line suggests movement) - Lesson 6
    • (Line in landscape) - Lesson 7
    • (Scratchboard) - Lesson 8

    Music 

    • Britten, Young People's Guide to the Orchestra - Lesson 3
    • Patriotic Music - Lesson 4 

    SECOND GRADE - NOVEMBER 

    Literature 

    • Sayings: Sequoyah, Erie Canal, Paul Bunyan
    • Lesson 5 - Poetry - "Something Told the Wild Geese"
    • Lesson 6 - Poetry - Buffalo Dusk"
    • American Tall Tales and Myths: Johnny Appleseed; Pecos Bill; John Henry; Casey Jones

    History 

    • Robert Fulton & the Steamboat - Lesson 11
    • "Trail of Tears" - Lesson 12
    • Oregon Trail - Lesson 13
    • Pony Express - Lesson 14
    • Transcontinental Railroad - Lesson 15

    Geography 

    • Geographical Features - Lesson 6
    • Literature/Amer.Civ./Geography Review - Lesson 7

    Science 

    • Tools - Nails and Screws - Lesson 15
    • Simple Machines - Levers - Lesson 16
    • Tools and Simple Machines - Pulley - Lesson 17
    • Elijah McCoy - Lesson 18

    Art 

    • Line in Architecture - Lesson 9
    • Landscape painting - Lesson 10
    • American Landscape painting - Lesson 11

    Music 

    • Folk Songs - Lesson 5
    • Instruments of Orch., Carnival of Animals - Lesson 6 

    SECOND GRADE - DECEMBER 

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 7 - Poetry - "The Night Before Christmas"
    • Lesson 8 - Poetry - "Harriet Tubman"
    • "A Christmas Carol"

    History 

    • Overview
    • Civil War - Background - 1850's - Lesson 1
    • Civil War - North and South/Slavery - Lesson 2
    • Civil War - Harriet Tubman - Lesson 3
    • Civil War - Lincoln - Lesson 4
    • Civil War - Events Leading to War - Lesson 5
    • Civil War - Lee, Grant, Emancipation Proc. - Lesson 6
    • Civil War - Lincoln Memorial - Lesson 7

    Science 

    • Wheel and Axles - Lesson 19
    • Inclined Plans - Lesson 20
    • Wedges - Lesson 21
    • Screws - Lesson 22
    • Florence Nightingale - Lesson 23

    Art 

    • Portraits (review from Gr. 1 ) - Lesson 12
    • Still life - Lesson 13

    Music 

    • Instruments of Orch., Carnival of Animals, 2 - Lesson 7
    • Songs - Lesson 8
    • Extra Listening Lesson: Rhythm, "Hoe Down" from Rodeo

     

    SECOND GRADE - JANUARY

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 9 - Poetry - "Rudolph is Tired of the City" 
    • Lesson 10 - Poetry - "There was an Old Man with a Beard" 
    • Trickster Tales
      • "Talk"
      • "From Tiger to Anansi"
      • "Iktomi stories"
      • "El Pajaro Cu"

    History 

    • Immigration - Lesson 23
    • Ellis Island - Lesson 24
    • Citizenship - Lesson 25
    • The Statue of Liberty - Lesson 26
    • e pluribus unum - Lesson 27

    Science 

    • Cells - Lesson 24
    • The Digestive System - Lesson 25
    • The Excretory System - Lesson 26
    • Food Groups - Lesson 27
    • Vitamins and Minerals - Lesson 28

    Art 

    • Still life - Lesson 14
    • Representation & Abstraction 1 - Lesson 15
    • Representation & Abstraction 1 - Lesson 16
    • Jacob Lawrence - Lesson 17

    Music 

    • Songs - Lesson 9
    • Percussion & Brass - Lesson 10
    • Chavez, Toccata & Copland Fanfare - Lesson 13

     

    SECOND GRADE - FEBRUARY 

    Literature 

    • Sayings 
    • Lesson 11 - Poetry - "Smart" 
    • Lesson 12 - Poetry - "Hurt No Living Thing" 
    • Lesson 13 - Poetry - "Lincoln" 
    • Lesson 14 - Poetry - "Harriet Tubman" (Dec) 
    • "The Fisherman and His Wife" 
    • "Beauty and the Beast" 
    • "The Emperor's New Clothes" 

    History 

    • Overview
    • Civil Rights - Lesson 28
    • Equality Regardless of Color - Lesson 29
    • Women's Rights & Roles - Lesson 29

    Science 

    • Life Cycles - Plants - Lesson 29
    • Life Cycles - Chickens - Lesson 30
    • Life Cycles - Frogs - Lesson 31
    • Life Cycles - Ladybug - Lesson 32
    • Life Cycles - Butterflies - Lesson 33

    Art 

    • Representation & Abstraction (cont) - Lesson 18
    • Representation & Abstraction (cont) - Lesson 19
    • Experimental Art Activity - Lesson 20
    • Abstract Sculpture - Lesson 21

    Music 

    • Songs - Lesson 11
    • Percussion, Part 2 - Lesson 12

    SECOND GRADE - MARCH

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • India: "The Blind Men and the Elephant"
    • India: "The Tiger the Brahman, and the Jackal"
    • China: "The Magic Paintbrush"
    • Japan: "The Crane Wife"
    • Japan: "The Tongue-cut Sparrow"

    History 

    • India - Lesson 31
    • Hinduism - Lesson 32
    • Buddhism - Lesson 33
    • China & Confucius - Lesson 34
    • Chin Dynasty, The Great Wall - Lesson 35
    • Chinese New Year - Lesson 36
    • Geography of Japan - Lesson 37

    Science 

    • Seasonal Cycles and Changes - Lesson 34
    • Seasonal Cycles and Changes - Birds - Lesson 35
    • Meadow/Food Web - Lesson 36
    • Seasonal Cycles and Changes - Migration - Lesson 37
    • Seasonal Cycles and changes - Hibernation - Lesson 38

    Art 

    • Asian Art India) - Lesson 22
    • Asian Art (China) - Lesson 23
    • Asian Art  (China) - Lesson 24
    • Asian Art (Thailand) - Lesson 25

    Music  

    • Keyboards, Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier - Lesson 13 
    • Keyboards, Saint-Saens, Organ Symphony - Lesson 14

     

    SECOND GRADE - APRIL 

    Literature  

    • Sayings
    • Mythology of Ancient Greece (and Rome)
      • Overview
      • Gods and Goddesses
      • Theater
      • Mythology

    History 

    • Ancient Greece - Lesson 38
    • Athens and Sparta - Lesson 39
    • Persian Wars - Lesson 40
    • Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle - Lesson 41
    • Alexander the Great - Lesson 42
    • The Olympic Games - Lesson 43
    • The Olympic Games - Lesson 44

    Science 

    • Insects - Identify - Lesson 39
    • Insects - Comparisons - Lesson 40
    • Insects - Body Construction - Lesson 41
    • Insects - Crickets - Lesson 42
    • Insects - Ants - Lesson 43

    Art 

    • Architecture - Lesson 26
    • Architecture - Lesson 27
    • Greek Sculpture - Lesson 28
    • Greek Art - Lesson 29

    Music 

    • Songs - Lesson 15
    • Stravinsky, Petrouchka - Lesson 16

    SECOND GRADE - MAY

    Literature 

    • Sayings
    • Lesson 15 - Poetry - "Bee! I'm Expecting You"
    • Lesson 16 - Poetry - "Caterpillars"
    • Lesson 17 - Poetry - discovery"
    • Mythology of Ancient Greece (and Rome) con't.

    History

    • Overview 
    • Geography of Japan - Lesson 45
    • Geography of Japan - Lesson 46
    • Japanese Flag - Lesson 47
    • Japanese New Year's Celebration - Lesson 48
    • Japanese Holidays - Lesson 49
    • Origami - Lesson 50

    Science

    • Insects - Honeybees - Lesson 44
    • Insects - Silkworms - Lesson 45
    • Insects - Locusts and Termites - Lesson 46
    • Insects - Fleas, Houseflies, Mosquitoes - Lesson 47
    • Insects - Recipe - Lesson 48
    • Insects - Review - Lesson 49

    Art

    • Greek Myth in Painting - Lesson 30
    • Japanese ukiyo-e - Lesson 31
    • Himeji Castle - Lesson 32
    • Translucent Pictures - Lesson 33

    Music

    • Song - Lesson 17
    • Beethoven, Symphony #6 - Lesson 18
     

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