Reflecting on Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Like those across the nation who watched the inauguration of President Biden, we at the Core Knowledge Foundation were deeply affected by Amanda Gorman’s recitation of the poem she wrote for the occasion, “The Hill We Climb.” We are moved to share the following teaching ideas and resources with Core Knowledge teachers, particularly those who…

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New Resources for Leaders of Core Knowledge Schools

With 2020 coming to a close, and the New Year just around the corner, many school leaders are starting to think about the ways in which they can better support staff.   Numerous principals have asked us: What can I do to build more buy-in, or enthusiasm, around Core Knowledge? How can I support my teachers…

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Is THIS Missing from your High Quality, Knowledge-Rich Instruction?

Years have passed since the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were first introduced, prompting educators and policy makers throughout the country to more closely examine and revise academic standards to ensure that, at the end of their K-12 education, all students leave school prepared to be fully contributing citizens to our democratic society. As a…

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How to Educate a Citizen – Raffle Winners Announcement!

We are happy to announce the 10 winners of our How to Educate a Citizen raffle that ended on Friday, October 16th at 5:00 pm EST! Shandra J. Terri M. Brad R.  Heather R. Rita M. Erin P. Shannon B. Charlotte B. Colleen B. Albert W. The response we received for this raffle was overwhelming,…

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Home Schooling with Core Knowledge

Support For Homeschool Families: Your One-Stop Guide to Core Knowledge

As COVID-19 has forced countless schools to abruptly shift instructional delivery from face-to-face to online instruction, parents and guardians who were already wearing multiple hats, were left to take on a new role—teacher.  If you are one of those parents, you may feel overwhelmed by the task that you now face.  We want to help…

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If You Want to Improve Reading Comprehension, Teach Social Studies!

Research data from a new study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute confirms what Core Knowledge teachers have known for years! Educators looking for ways to improve students’ reading comprehension would do well to allocate 30 minutes each day to teaching social studies. Fordham’s associate director of research Adam Tyner and early childhood researcher Sarah…

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Core Knowledge Science K–5

The Comprehensive, Affordable Science Program that All Schools (and Parents) Want! With Tips on School, Home, Remoteand Hybrid Settings Use  Core Knowledge Science (CKSci) is now available for grades K–5! Informed by the Core Knowledge approach and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as well as contributions from subject matter experts and educators, this comprehensive program…

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Diversity in Core Knowledge

by Linda Bevilacqua, President, Core Knowledge Foundation In the wake of recent events across America, the Core Knowledge Foundation has received a number of inquiries from educators asking for guidance as to how they can ensure that their students become familiar with the history and experiences of all Americans. While the resources suggested below, many…

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Updating the Core Knowledge Sequence: Visual Arts

Thank you for your feedback! Since launching our blog post about the upcoming Core Knowledge Sequence update, we have received hundreds of comments from stakeholders across the country and around the world. This review will be an iterative process, consisting not only of multiple opportunities for the Core Knowledge community to share thoughts and insight,…

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Updating the Core Knowledge Sequence

WHAT DO LITERATE AMERICANS NEED TO KNOW? Since its creation in 1988, the Core Knowledge Sequence™ has served as a foundational document for coherent, cumulative, and content-specific curriculum by educators and families, as well as those developing state standards and instructional materials. The Sequence provides guidance regarding the knowledge and skills that students should learn…

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