CORE Knowledge
 
Each grade level at Bridges uses the Core Knowledge Curriculum to teach science and social studies. According to the Core Knowledge Sequence Guide, "It should be emphasized that the Core Knowledge Sequence is not a list of facts to be memorized. Rather, it is a guide to coherent content from grade to grade, designed to encourage cumulative academic progress as children build their knowledge and skills from one year to the next." Core Knowledge is a sequential curriculum that allows for flexibility in lessons and content. Teaching with flexibility and creativity allows learning to become interactive and engaging.

Our topic list for second grade:
Geography of the Americas
Ancient India
Ancient China
Modern Day Japan
Ancient Greece
The War of 1812
The Civil War
Westward Expansion
Civil Rights
Symbols and Famous Figures
Magnetism
Life Cycles and Seasons
Simple Machines
Human Body systems