Hall of Heroes – K5-2nd Grade Curriculum Package

Heroes can be found anywhere you look.  We have ancient heroes, biblical heroes, heroes that have helped change our world and heroes on our own streets.  Your child will explore all these different heroes in Hall of Heroes.  This program targets K5-2nd grades and schedules all of the core subjects.

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Included In Hall of Heroes:

  • Bible – Bible Heroes and the Armor of God (Options for different skill levels)
  • Language Arts
    • Phonics – options for different skill levels
    • Handwriting  – choice of manuscript or cursive
    • Spelling
    • Reading (Options for different skill levels)
    • Read-Alouds – List of suggested read-alouds with ideas for comprehension questions.
  • Math – K5 program is included. 1st & 2nd grade is scheduled with the programs from Math Mammoth. Math programs of your choice can be easily substituted!
  • History, Science & Geography – Combined program with reading assignments, notebooking pages, timeline and projects.

Each week is scheduled in a fun, easy to read format.  Substituting books is simple and only takes a search at your local library.

Complete Resources Lists

*Complete explanations of each resource is given in the Hall of Heroes Package.

Bible

  • 100 Bible Heroes by Stephen Elkins (K5 resource – Optional 1st or 2nd resource)
  • Undercover Heroes of the Bible for Grades 1 & 2 (1st -2nd resource – Optional K5 resource)
  • Kids’ Travel Guide to the Armor of God (1st – 2nd resource – Optional K5)
  • Undercover Heroes of the Bible for 4 and 5 year olds (Optional K-1st)

Language Arts

  • Explode the Code Books 1-3
  • Right into Reading Book 1
  • Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers
  • Now I’m Reading! Animal Antics Level 1
  • Now I’m Reading! Amazing Animals Level 2 (Levels 3&4 for faster readers)
  • Explode the Code Book 4 (2nd grade add-on)
  • Right into Reading Book 2 (2nd grade add-on)
  • Easy Grammar: Daily Guided Teaching and Review Grade 2 by Wanda Phillips (2nd grade add-on)

Read-Aloud and Narration Helps

  • Quick Flip Questions for Critical Thinking by Edupress
  • Quick Flip Questions for Reading Comprehension by Edupress

Math

History, Science & Geography

  • The Picture History of Great Inventors by Gillian Clements
  • 10 Inventors Who Changed the World by Clive Gifford
  • Gizmos & Gadgets by Jill Frankel
  • Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones

Read-Aloud Ideas

*This list of books is not scheduled.  They are all Theme books for Hall of Heroes, so you can buy what you’d like, or find some in your library.  These books are listed on the Amazon Resource list.

Biographies

  • History Maker Biography Series
  • Who Was …? Series
  • Childhood of Famous Americans Series
  • Firefighters to the Rescue! by Kersten Hamilton (Weeks 1-2)
  • Mr. Archimedes’ Bath by Pamela Allen (Week 4)
  • Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House # 38) by Mary Pope Osborne (Week 5)
  • Leonardo da Vinci: A Nonfiction Companion to ‘Monday with a Mad Genius’ (Magic Tree House Research Guide) by Mary Pope Osborne (Week 5)
  • Franklin’s Bear by Chris d’Lacey & Thomas Taylor (Week 10)
  • Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Ben Franklin by Gene Baretta (Week 10)
  • Benjamin Franklin: Electrified the World with New Ideas by Mike Venezia (Week 10)
  • Hot Air: The Mostly True Story of the First Hot Air Balloon Ride by Marjorie Priceman (Week 11)
  • Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Katherine Davis (Week 16)
  • Ferris Wheel! George Ferris and His Amazing Invention by Dani Sneed (Week 16)
  • Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison by Marfe Ferguson Delano (Week 17)
  • Time for Kids: Thomas Edison by Laurie Carlson (Week 17)
  • Thomas Edison: Young Inventor (Childhood of Famous Americans Series) by Sue Guthridge (Week 17)
  • Thomas Edison: Inventor with a Lot of Bright Ideas by Mike Venezia (Week 17)
  • Thomas Alva Edison : Young Inventor (Easy Biographies) by Louis Sabin (Week 17)
  • Always Inventing: A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell by Tom Matthews (Week 19)
  • Alexander Graham Bell: Setting the Tone for Communication by Mike Venezia (Week 19)
  • Marie Curie: Scientist Who Made Glowing Discoveries by Mike Venezia (Week 21)
  • The Wondrous Whirligig: The Wright Brothers’ First Flying Machine by Andrew Glass (Week 23)
  • First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers by by George Shea (Week 23)
  • The Wright Brothers: Inventors Whose Ideas Really Took Flight by Mike Venezia (Week 23)
  • Albert Einstein: Universal Genius by Mike Venezia (Week 25)
  • A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver by Aliki
  • Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor by Emily Arnold McCully

Theme Book Choices for Anytime

  • The Children’s Book of Heroes by William J. Bennett
  • The Children’s Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett
  • What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  • I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M. Joosse
  • What Dads Can’t Do by Douglas Wood
  • Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
  • Luke Goes to Bat by Rachel Isador
  • You’re a Winner Tractor Mac by Billy Steers
  • Toys! Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions by Don Wulffson
  • Frindle! by Andrew Clements
  • Eureka: Poems About Inventors by Joyce Sidman
  • How Nearly Everything Was Invented by the Brainwaves by Jilly Macleod
  • Queen of Inventions: How the Sewing Machine Changed the World by Laurie Carlson
  • So You Want to Be An Inventor by Judith St. George
  • My Brothers’ Flying Machine by Jane Yolen
  • Kids Inventing! A Handbook for Young Inventors by Susan Casey
  • Brainstorm! The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors by Tom Tucker and Richard Loehle
  • Inventor McGregor by Kathleen T. Pelley
  • Hooray For Inventors! by Marcia Williams
  • The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions by Don L. Wulffson
  • Tom Swift Young Inventor Series by Victor Appleton (For older readers)
  • Inventions: Inventors & Ingenious Ideas (Timelines) by Peter Turvey
  • Build a Better Mousetrap: Make Classic Inventions, Discover Your Problem Solving Genius, and Take the Inventor’s Challenge by Ruth Kassinger
  • Inventions and Inventors by Darren Sechrist
  • Three Cheers for Inventors by Marcia Williams
  • Designed for Dogs: An Inventor’s Handbook (Hotel for Dogs) by Irene Kilpatrick

 

Video Ideas

  • Inventors of the World – TV Series
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Flubber
  • Jimmy Newtron videos
  • Sid the Science Kid: Gizmos & Gadgets