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2nd Grade History Online-Full Year

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Second graders continue their investigation (spanning grades 1–4) into history from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Through lively stories and activities, second graders will:

  • Explore ancient Rome and meet Julius Caesar
  • Learn about the beginnings of Christianity during the Roman Empire
  • Hear stories of the raiding and trading Vikings
  • Appreciate the achievements of early Islamic civilization
  • During the early Middle Ages in Europe, meet knights in armor, and hear stories of St. George, Robin Hood, and Joan of Arc
  • Visit the medieval African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
  • Travel the Silk Road across China, and meet the powerful emperor, Kublai Khan
  • Learn about the fighting samurai and the growth of Buddhism and Shintoism in feudal Japan

Please note: Course materials will be available in various formats, which may include physical and/or digital materials.

Standard Curriculum Items

  • U.S./World Map (Grades K–2)
  • Inflatable Globe (Grades K–2)

Additional Curriculum Items

Some lessons require additional resources, including common household items, and books that are readily available online or in your local library:

  • Knights in Shining Armor by Gail Gibbons (Little, Brown, 1998)
  • St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges (Little, Brown, 1990)
  • Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda (Simon & Schuster Children's Books, 1998)
  • Pompeii: Buried Alive by Edith Kunhardt (Random House, 1987)
  • Sundiata: Lion King of Mali by David Wisniewski (Clarion Books, 1999)
  • The Hundredth Name by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim (Boyds Mills Press, 1997)

NOTE: List subject to change

  1. Getting Around This Great Big World
  2. Ancient Rome
  3. From Caesar to Augustus
  4. Roman Empire and Roman Peace
  5. Byzantium Rises
  6. Rome Divides and Falls
  7. The Early Middle Ages in Western Europe
  8. The Rise of Islam
  9. A World in Turmoil
  10. The Feudal World
  11. Crusades Abroad and Changes in Europe
  12. Medieval African Empires
  13. Medieval China
  14. Feudal Japan

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