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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CK puts knowledge at the heart of learning

More Resources for Parents Working With Children At Home

A Special Note to Schools – Please feel free to share this communication with your parents and students. With each passing day, we continue to hear from teachers and parents looking for resources and guidance to address students’ educational needs at home.  Although we offer many instructional materials for free download, many parents have asked…

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Additional Free Resources

At the Core Knowledge Foundation, we know it can be difficult to sort through the many lists of possible resources to use with students at home—and to figure out which ones will truly advance learning during this unusual time. A Special Note to Schools – Please feel free to share this communication with your parents…

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