SECOND GRADE CURRICULUM
BRIGHT IDEAS THEME STUDY
During theme study, students develop their information processing, communication, creative, and critical thinking skills. In the first part of this unit, students learn research skills as they explore inventors and inventions. Each student applies these skills as he/she chooses an inventor to investigate. Throughout the research, students explore what qualities are required to be an inventor. They then create their own original invention.
Topic study time gives each child a chance to explore subjects of interest. Students choose from a wide variety of subjects in the arts, sciences, and literature. After reading about the topic, the student uses the information to complete activities at the different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.