This Big Book includes the same pages as the grade 2 Student Book. Six Theme-Based Units; themes - Each Big Book includes six units, each organized around a universal theme relevant to students' lives. These themes foster meaningful connections to artworks across time and place. Elements and principles are embedded throughout each unit to ensure continual application and understanding; Strands - Each unit theme is organized into three teaching and learning strands that explore specific aspects of the unit theme. Each strand includes two concept lessons - each with a studio - and an extended Studio Exploration with hands-on, cumulative reinforcement of the two previous concept lessons.