2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling your 2nd Grader is a great idea. This year Sonlight offers several options of study: a broad overview of people; Creation to the fall of Rome; the Dark Ages through WWI; or, a condensed year covering Creation to WWI.

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2nd Grade Homeschool Overview

Big picture history in manageable bites

Why start with big picture world history? Because as your children see the flow of world history – the rise and fall of civilizations – they start to see the overview of what's gone into creating history. History is filled with wars, literally, one victor rises up to replace the next as the centuries pass. Not overly dark, and filled with fantastic Read-Alouds (what you read to your children), you will be able to explore history, dig deeper into people's lives through biographies, and watch them overcome. This is such a great introduction for your children.

2nd Grade History

Sonlight's focus on history helps you see how things tie together not only in the natural progression through the years, but also across subjects. This year you will be using books to expand what you are learning: through biographies, historical fiction, Bible readings, and engaging tales that broaden what you learn.

Why books to learn?

  • Great books are fun to read, which means learning is never a chore, but an adventure.
  • Well-written stories help you remember the information you learn.
  • You and your children can talk through the content as you read together, meaning you can focus on what interests you or warrants more attention.

These books, literature, naturally provide these benefits and will make your homeschool experience a joy. This is the base for the History / Bible / Literature programs as well as our All-Subjects Packages.

2nd Grade Lesson Plans

Your complete 2nd Grade homeschool schedule is your Sonlight Instructor's Guide (IG). But it's so much more than just a schedule. Your IGs offer you notes, activity sheets, discussion questions, map points and more. You have everything you need from Day 1 to the end of the school year. Just open the guide and begin. This tool means that instead of a stack of books and worksheets, you have a curriculum. Included with your History / Bible / Literature or All-Subjects Sonlight program (as well as Language Arts and Science).

2nd Grade Language Arts

This year your children will work on handwriting with Dictation, and how to communicate their thoughts and ideas through Creative Expression. With scripting and rubrics you will have everything you need to teach your children how to share what they are thinking with the written word.

At this level, you get to choose a Language Arts and Reading program that matches your children's ability based on both reading and writing. We recognize that children's abilities vary greatly during these younger years, and, so we offer more Language Arts programs than there are years. That way, wherever your child is with reading and writing, they can find a program where they can be successful. See your Language Arts options here and take a placement test.

Spelling & Vocabulary

Please note: Spelling and Vocabulary is already built in to your lesson plans at this level. Spelling and vocabulary words are from the reading you share with your students. This makes practice a natural addition to your homeschool day. We do offer additional resources, but do not suggest using them until 3rd grade.

2nd Grade Handwriting

This year your children will have opportunities to practice handwriting in their Dictation and Creative Expression assignments.

There are many physiological processes going on in the art of writing, and even more as your children will begin the process of learning to write their ideas in the coming years. This is a foundational step in helping them learn to communicate.

We include Handwriting Without Tears in the All-Subjects Package because it is designed to eliminate problems with reversals, spacing, placement, and letter and numeral formation. But, you are able to choose the handwriting program of your choice and still enjoy our best discount of 20% off. Check out all of your Handwriting options here.

2nd Grade Science

Sonlight's 2nd Grade Science: Geology, Meteorology, and Mechanical Technology helps your students uncover the complex make-up of the earth. You'll get a hands-on introduction to such diverse topics as how things are made, rocks and minerals, weather, plants, animals and habitats. You'll read about these topics and do activities to help your children remember the lessons. Your science supply kits contain the bits and pieces you'll need. Follow along in the Discover & Do DVD to see each activity demonstrated.

Choose the matching 2nd Grade Science level or browse other available Science programs and see what you could discover.

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade math focus'es on understanding place value and using it to add or subtract. The goal is for your children to be able to fluently add and subtract any combination of whole numbers, and solve for an unknown. Additionally, your children will begin to solve abstract and real-world problems involving addition and subtraction. They will continue to learn to tell and write time by hours and minutes; working with currency, measuring and estimating lengths; finding perimeters and more.

Math-U-See Beta is included in Sonlight's All-Subjects Package. You can always learn more about your 2nd Grade Math options here.

Ways to Buy

Two ways to choose your 2nd Grade curriculum

Put together a customized program OR select the recommended everything-you-need package. Compare your choices and pick the path you want. Either way, a wonderful adventure in learning awaits you and your family.

Start with History

Choose one of the options below.

Select the program that covers the history focus you'd like to use this year. Because you'll teach with real books, each Sonlight program works with a range of ages and allows you to teach multiple children together. View the full curriculum scope & sequence for additional information.

Need help choosing? Chat with an Advisor.

Add other subjects as needed.

History / Bible / Literature A AC2R5

History / Bible / Literature A

Investigate history and the wide world
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $532.80
Product Details
  • Title: Intro to the World: Cultures
  • Age Range: 5-7
  • Grade Range: K,1,2
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History / Bible / Literature B BC2R5

History / Bible / Literature B

Enjoy an overview from creation to the fall of Rome
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $517.31
Product Details
  • Title: Intro to World History Part 1
  • Age Range: 6-8
  • Grade Range: 1,2,3
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History / Bible / Literature B+C BCC2R5

History / Bible / Literature B+C

A fast-moving introduction, from creation to World War I
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $491.89
Product Details
  • Title: One Year Intro to World History
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Grade Range: 2-4
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History / Bible / Literature C CC2R5

History / Bible / Literature C

Explore the Dark Ages through World War I
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $500.38
Product Details
  • Title: Intro to World History Part 2
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Grade Range: 2-4
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Get a Complete Package

If you are beginning your study of World History, select B+C for a one-year condensed program. If you have already completed Sonlight B, select C.

Need help choosing? Chat with an Adivsor.

Customize as needed and still save up to 20%.

2nd Grade All-Subjects Package 2MSR

2nd Grade All-Subjects Package
All-Subjects Package C

Explore the Dark Ages through World War I
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $886.16
Product Details
  • Title: Intro to World History Part 2
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Grade Range: 2
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2nd Grade Curriculum 2MSP

2nd Grade Curriculum
All-Subjects Package B+C

A fast-moving introduction, from creation to World War I
Includes SonlightCares
$249 FREE
Retail: $877.67
Product Details
  • Title: One Year Intro to World History
  • Age Range: 7-9
  • Grade Range: 2
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