Since second grade is an "introduction to America" grade, there are wonderful photographs of places such as the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate Bridge, the California coastline and the White House (all of which are mentioned in the second grade standards.)
"My goal was to create something that a second grader would want to keep for the rest of their lives," says writer and Tennessee History for Kids founder Bill Carey.
Second grade also contains some important but difficult-to-capture standards about American culture and diversity.
Your land, my land tackles these concepts with a chapter called "Common ground" and a sidebar called "Yodeling cowboys."
"This is great!" says Denna Stroud, a second grade teacher in Jefferson County.
"So much information, so many beautiful photos."