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 and students.
To help educators and families, we have been exploring top-rated sites and programs that are high quality, easy to use at home, and totally free. This is along with our own Prek–Grade 5 Language Arts program (CKLA), K–Grade 6 History and Geography Program (CKHG), and our Grade 3–5 Science program (CKSci), which are also available for FREE download. In addition, we opened access to our American history and geography ebooks for grades 3–5, which feature read-alouds in English and Spanish, for FREE for the remainder of the school year.
Our publishing partner Amplify has also created a website to house their many resources that they are proving free of charge. On this new website, you’ll have quick and easy access to quality academic resources—from self-guided science videos to early reading instruction to guidelines for starting a virtual book club. They’ll also update the site every week, so please don’t forget to check back. These resources will remain available to you until July 1.
The Core Knowledge Foundation has also been working to crowdsource CKLA Read Alouds Videos for grades Preschool–grade 3. We have been able to source about half of the units for these grades. If you are interested in assisting us with these efforts, please fill out the volunteer form.