Course Description

Second grade students will learn about the providential hand of God in the existence and purpose for the earth. Included will be lessons about the solar system, the motion, shape, elements of the earth, climate and weather, directions, poles, and geographic circles.  The students will also study continents, islands, oceans, seas, rivers, and lakes of the world with an emphasis on the mountains, deserts, and plains.

Course Details

Second Grade Geography


Students will study the universe and understand the role of the Sun, Moon, and planets in the solar system. They will examine the Earth and its properties.  

Students will learn to use basic map symbols and legends.

Students will be introduced to cardinal directions (north, south, east, west) and their relevance to mapping.

 Students will learn about landforms, and bodies of water. Students will identify and locate continents, oceans, mountains, valleys, plains, deserts, and cities.

 Students will understand basic weather concepts and how weather impacts daily life.

Students will learn about the seven continents and their unique characteristics. 

Second graders will discuss how God created the universe and the world. 

Students will discuss their learning and demonstrate their understanding of these topics through the completion of assignments, maps, projects, and notebook work. The learning will occur primarily through discussions, notebook work, map making, projects and activities. 

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Mrs. Sara Fenn

Sara Fenn has a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Brigham Young University. After raising her six children, she went back to school and got a master’s degree in education from the University of Utah and taught second, fourth and sixth grades. Sara left teaching when her husband, Jerry, was called to preside over the Illinois Chicago Mission and then the Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission. Sara is excited to be teaching second grade students where she can share her testimony as well as academic principles. Sara enjoys spending time with her 19 grandchildren, cooking, quilting and traveling. She is thrilled to be part of the American Heritage School team.