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Wit & Wisdom

2nd Grade

Wit and Wisdom is a K-8 English curriculum written and owned by Great Minds. We love it because it brings rich content into the classroom.  Wit and Wisdom helps you meet the expectations of the standards while celebrating the joy of reading and writing with your students. These files are meant to supplement classrooms who have purchased the Wit and Wisdom curriculum materials from Great Minds.

Module 1 | A Season of Change

Students delve into visually stunning, thought-provoking literature, playful poetry, and rich, informative text to uncover some of the mysteries of change: its fleeting yet timeless nature; its capacity to challenge and inspire; and the contradiction between changes that are fast and slow, big and small.

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Module 2 | The American West

Students explore the challenges and responses of the legendary people of the early American West – the stories that emerge from this period of tremendous struggle and growth.

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Module 3 | Civil Rights Heroes

Glimpse into the lives of people, young and old, who made a difference in the fight for freedom and equality for all—those whose actions and words inspired change.

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Module 4 | Good Eating

Food nourishes and sustains us beyond just our physical needs of hunger and growth. Food can bring people together, repair communities, and teach us important lessons.

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