CKLA Is Online for Free
From student activity books to teacher guides, everything needed for preschool–third grade and several units from grades 4–5 are fully available for free using the CKLA Download Manager. More…
Core Knowledge ScienceKnowledge Maps Available for Download in Grades K and 1
We are pleased to announce that fourteen Knowledge Maps for the Core Knowledge Science program are now available in draft form for free download. Core Knowledge Science will be a comprehensive K–5 program that is currently being conceptualized by way of Knowledge Maps, one for each of the approximately 40 units. At the center of these maps is the Core Knowledge science content (e.g., astronomy, chemistry, meteorology, zoology, and the biographies of scientists such as George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, and Mae Jemison). The Knowledge Maps also include reference to how this content can be used in conjunction with the Next Gen. Science Standards as well as embedded teacher training, such as potential misconceptions that can meaningfully inform instruction.
Maps for all Kindergarten and Grade 1 units are now available for free download
|Unit 1: Human Body Systems|
|Unit 2: Astronomy|
|Unit 3: Introduction to Geology|
|Unit 4: Living Things & Their Environments|
|Unit 5: Matter & Its Properties|
|Unit 6: Introduction to Electricity|
|Unit 7: Introduction to Light & Sound|
|Additional maps for Grades 2–5|
Return to this page throughout 2016 as additional maps will be posted as they are completed. We welcome any feedback or questions that you have regarding these Knowledge Maps and/or about the early development of the Core Knowledge Science program.