The Noah Plan® Second Grade Essentials

Looking into The Noah Plan® Second Grade curriculum for your homeschool? That’s great! To help you be ready for the school year, here’s the list of  The Noah Plan® Second Grade essentials that you need. The list is at the back of The Noah Plan® curriculum (pp. 383-382), a list of books and publishers is given. But, it’s super helpful to know while you’re already making your purchase. While everything is listed, I’m sharing the books in bold that I found were enough for me in my first year.

Additionally, you can see the lists for The Noah Plan Kindergarten Essentials and The Noah Plan First Grade Essential list should you be teaching those and want to go by grades. That said, The Noah Plan Second Grade Curriculum may be creatively adapted by you to teach to first grade and/or kindergarten.

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You may even be able to find many of these books at your local public library. Or you may be able to find poems and some stories in the public domain on-line.

The Essential Kindergarten Book List for Bible

  • Bible (King James for memory verses and NIrV Kids’ Study Bible for classroom study and Bible as a Reader lessons.)
  • Webster’s 1828 Dictionary
  • The Family and the Nation: Biblical ChildhoodRosalie J. Slater, Foundation for American Christian Education
  • Map of the Holy Land
  • The Noah Plan Reading Guide, “Methods for Teaching Reading”

The Essential Kindergarten Book List for Literature

The Essential Kindergarten Book List for History

  • The Bible
  • Renewing the Mind for Teaching and Learning (this is in place of the Noah Plan Self-Directed Study (NPSDS) )
  • Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History by Rosalie J. Slater
  • Magna Charta, by James Daughtery
  • Plimoth Plantation Day PacketFoundation for American Christian Education
  • Dickson New Analytical Study Bible (optional- contains outstanding facts about Moses and the Ten Commandments but is also indicated for use in other lessons as well)
  • Map showing Paul’s missionary journeys
  • Christian History of the Constitution Vol 1, by Verna M. Hall
  • Noah Plan History and Geography Curriculum Guide, F.A.C.E.
  • Teaching Guide: Columbus, F.A.C.E. (optional)
  • Journal, Vol. IV, F.A.C.E., 1992 (optional)
  • Columbus, d’Aulaire
  • Historic Sailing Ships, Coloring Book, Dover Publications
  • Columbus Discovers America, Coloring Book, Dover Publications
  • The Noah Plan Wall Timeline, F.A.C.E. (optional)
  • John Cabot and Son, David Goodnough (optional)
  • “The Hand of God in American History,” Hall, Journal, Vol. 1, F.A.C.E., 1989 (optional)
  • Classroom world map
  • Map showing Cabot’s voyages for student notebook
  • The Children’s Color Book of Jamestown in Virginia, Hunt, Dietz Press (optional)
  • America’s Providential History, Beliles and McDowell, Providence Foundation (optional)
  • Map of Old Virginia
  • Jamestown Island (write or call for resources)
  • This Dear Bought Land, Jean Lee Latham (optional)
  • John Smith: Man of Adventure, Miriam E. Mason (optional)
  • The World of Captain John Smith, Foster (optional)
  • Pocahontas, d’Aulaire
  • Pocahontas, by Grace Steele Woodward (optional)
  • Books on Indian tribes (library)
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition Coloring Book, Dover Publications (optional)

Side Note: You may enjoy adding the Geology and Lewis and Clark Expedition Kit by Northwest Treasures (not an affiliate link) as a way to combine Geology and History together even more. This isn’t recommended by the Noah Plan Curriculum. But it’s an addition that our family has used and enjoys.

The Essential Kindergarten Book List for Geography

  • The Bible
  • The Noah Plan History and Geography Guide
  • Renewing the Mind for Teaching and Learning (this is in place of the Noah Plan Self-Directed Study (NPSDS) )
  • Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History, by Rosalie J. Slater
  • Christian History of the Constitution Vol. 1 by Verna M. Hall
  • Science books for pictures (library)
  • Physical Geography, Arnold Guyot (optional) *Can be found online for free.

The Essential Kindergarten Book List for Science

Science in this year covers: Geology; Astronomy; and Botany.

  • The Bible
  • Renewing the Mind for Teaching and Learning (this is in place of the Noah Plan Self-Directed Study (NPSDS) )
  • Chemistry book (library)
  • Bible Truth for School Subjects, Ruth Haycock
  • Science books (library)
  • Rocks and Minerals, by Shaffer and Zim, St. Martin Press (VHPS) (optional)
  • Men of Science, Men of God, by Henry M. Morris
  • The Planets, by Evan-Moor
  • Sun, Moon, and Stars, by Evan-Moor
  • A Pocket Full of Goobers: A Story about George Washington Carver, by Barbara Mitchell
  • Bible Truth for School Subjects, Volume III, Science/Mathematics, Ruth C. Haycock, 1981 (optional)
  • Botany Books (library)
  • Encyclopedia (library)

 

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