2nd Grade Curriculum for the 21st Century

These are my ideas for a new type of school curriculum. This is just an overview and the subjects, of course, would need to be taught in an age appropriate way, which I haven’t done here. Ideally, the student would pick from each subject what interested them.

 

2nd grade
 
1. physical health
– diet
– exercise
– sleep
– disease
2. self-defense
 
3. inventing
– play
– re-envision
– insight
– exploration
– improvement
4. sports
 
5. music (composing)
– chord progression
– melody
– free playing
– computer methods
– structure
 
6. dance (history)
– early dance
  – means of social communication and bonding
  – as folk celebrations
  – in ceremonies and rituals
  – as a method of healing
  – as a method of expression
– asia
  – indian classical dance
  – china
europe
  – court dancing to romanticism
  – ballet to contemporary dance
  – last 20th and early 21st centuries
– 20th century american
7. fine arts (photography)
– general concepts
– equipment
– forms of photography
– processing
– techniques
8. applied arts (architecture)
– styles
– theory
– buildings
– materials
– structural elements
9. mathematics
– quantity
– structure
– space
– change
– foundations and philosophy
– logic
– discrete
– applied
11. languages (foreign)
phonology
vocabulary
syntax
writing system
– mandarin
– spanish
– hindi
– arabic
– portuguese
– french
 
12. writing (fiction)
– character
– plot
– setting
– theme
– style
  – narrator
  – point of view
  – tone
  – suspension of disbelief

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