Differentiated Curriculum Kit
Changes (Grade 2)
Changes are constantly occurring in life. The increase of technology and the needs of mankind continuously force change. The Changes curriculum asks students three main questions: “Can people control changes?” “Can using past information help you predict change?” and “Are changes positive or negative?”
The books in the Differentiated Curriculum Kits employ a differentiated, integrated curriculum based on broad themes. This all-in-one curriculum helps teachers save planning time, ensure compliance with national standards, and most importantly, pique their students' natural excitement and interest in discovery. By participating in the wide variety of activities in the Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 2, students will discover the changes around them and gain a lifelong desire to learn.
In Changes Book 1: Rights, Resources, and the Weather, students will investigate how the weather can affect and change many events, as well as change the shape of our planet. In Changes Book 2: Progress, Reactions, and History, students will investigate the universal concept of change. Students also will learn about chemical changes by examining the effects of salt on buoyancy, water on pasta, and heat on popcorn kernels. In Changes Book 3: Communication, Honesty, and Inventions, students will investigage the different ways to communicate, such as with the Braille system. Students also will come to understand language barriers and how to overcome these barriers.
Each book contains detailed lesson plans, reproducible activity sheets, and assessment tools.
Brenda McGee is an experienced, award-winning teacher and published writer. She has taught in public and private schools in kindergarten through eighth grade. She was the cofounder of former publishing house, McGee-Keiser Academic Enrichment Programs, based in Plano, TX. She is the author of several previous books, two of which have won awards for outstanding curricula for gifted and talented students from the National Association for Gifted Children.
Debbie Keiser is author or coauthor of more than two dozen books, including Solving the Research Puzzle, Earth Central, Ph.D.: Doctor of Sciences, and several titles in the popular Differentiated Curriculum series. She was the cofounder of former publishing house, McGee-Keiser Academic Enrichment Programs, based in Plano, TX.