Stories from the Field: Listen, Learn, Grow

Have you ever heard a fellow educator share an experience and thought to yourself, “the same thing happened to me?” While the field of education is often rewarding—observing a student, who struggled, start to make gains, witnessing a steady increase in family and community involvement at school events, collaborating with colleagues to plan and problem…

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In His Own Words: E.D. Hirsch Explains Core Knowledge

On Tuesday, March 22, we celebrate the 94th birthday of the founder of Core Knowledge, E. D. Hirsch, Jr. “Don,” as he is fondly called here at the Foundation, remains a vital and consistent voice of reason, affirming the need for a coherent, sequential, knowledge-rich curriculum as the key to educational equity and excellence. In a…

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New Core Knowledge Publications For Middle School and Up Now Available for Free Download and Purchase!

A History of the United States consists of two student books and one teacher guide. The Teacher Guide provides detailed lesson plans for each Student Volume chapter, as well as a Daily Check for Understanding, Activity Page Masters, Assessments, Additional Activities, and Civics and Arts connections to reinforce the lesson content. Various Pacing Guide options…

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Celebrate Constitution Day September 17, 2021

In May of 1787, delegates from all over the new United States came together in Philadelphia in what became known as the Constitutional Convention. These delegates discussed and worked to resolve the difficulties and challenges they faced as they strove to govern a new nation. As a result of their coming together, a new constitution…

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Core Knowledge Language Arts Grade 6 Available for FREE DOWNLOAD

The Core Knowledge Foundation is pleased to announce that Draft Copies of the CKLA Grade 6 Teacher Guides, Activity Books, and Online Resources* may now be downloaded. These eight units provide a full year of instruction in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening, aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Download these FREE resources from the…

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Review the current draft of the Core Knowledge Sequence

After a multi-year effort that engaged subject-matter experts and educator focus groups and involved a careful review of national standards and current trends in cognitive science, the Core Knowledge Foundation is pleased to share an early DRAFT of the 2022 update to the Core Knowledge Sequence. Review the Draft Access a copy of the Preschool…

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Consultant Work with the Core Knowledge Foundation

The Core Knowledge Foundation is looking to add two highly qualified individuals to our list of  publication consultants: Senior Writer/Editor – to write and edit original student texts for various Core Knowledge publications, including, but not limited to: the Core Classics, CKHG, and CKLA, for students in K-8th Grades. . Must have at least three…

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Core Knowledge Science Human Body Units (Grades K–5)

Core Knowledge Science for Grades K-5 is a full-curriculum science program. It integrates the best of the Core Knowledge approach while meeting every performance objective as well as touching on all three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards. Core Knowledge Science, however, adds another discipline to the science curriculum. We at The Core Knowledge…

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NEW Core Knowledge Language Arts Grade 6 Units

The Core Knowledge Foundation is proud to announce its new Middle School CKLA program, beginning with Grade 6 These eight units offer a full year of instruction, building students’ reading comprehension and background knowledge, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills in alignment with the CCSS-ELA. Students will read a balance of contemporary literature written by diverse…

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