Introducing Core Knowledge Mathematics™ (CKMath™)

Core Knowledge Mathematics™ is the latest subject-area to be added to the Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™ and is rolling out now for the middle grades in 6–8. Based upon the highly-rated, open source Illustrative Math curriculum, CKMath offers students the opportunity to develop conceptual understanding and procedural fluency while they work with teachers to apply…

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New Middle School U.S. History Curriculum Coming Soon!

Volume 1 A History of the United States: Precolonial to the 1800s Volume 2 Modern Times–Late 1800s to the 2000s Engaging, Challenging, and Thought-Provoking New Features! The Student Volumes provide traditional narrative text and high-quality images. Interspersed with the text and images are three new features: Think Twice boxes pose questions for students to answer,…

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New Core Knowledge Library of e-books Available

This year, as schools are tasked with changing their modes of instruction delivery from face to face to a virtual or hybrid model, electronic books (“e-books”) can offer students unique experiences with texts.  In some cases the e-book simply serves as a digital version of a curriculum text or trade book that students can access…

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Core Knowledge Middle School Materials In Development

The Core Knowledge Foundation is pleased to announce that we have turned our attention to the development of instructional materials in grades 6-8 for teachers, parents, and students . We are adding these materials to our wide array of comprehensive and downloadable materials for Kindergarten through Grade 5 in language arts, history and geography, and…

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​National Symposium for Classical Education 2021

Across the generations, human understanding of the physical world has been enriched by the Scientific Project: the careful, systematic investigations of those who ventured to experiment, to pursue evidence, to communicate findings, and to subject theories to scrutiny within the scientific community. Symposium 2021 will focus on “Teaching the Scientific Project,” with its rich discoveries,…

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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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