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 and K–8 portions using the links below:
Many of the changes found in this edition were informed by the following goals:
- Increase elaboration of skills and content in Language Arts and Math and ensure alignment* with Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) and Core Knowledge Math (CKMath) programs.
- Present revised science content guidelines to reflect the Next Generation Science Standards’ (NGSS) emphasis on scientific practice.
- Incorporate contemporary works in literature, art, and music.
- Offer a renewed commitment to represent the diverse peoples and cultures of the past and present, who enrich our society.
- Reflect better alignment* with the content presented in Core Knowledge History and Geography (CKHG) and Core Knowledge Science (CKSci) programs.
We want to hear from you
Between now and November 30, 2021, we will gather feedback from the Core Knowledge community. Comments collected during this period will help shape the published version of the Sequence, which we aspire to release online and in print for purchase later in 2022. It is our hope that administrators, teachers, and parents will carefully peruse this draft and offer feedback on the grade-level content and appendices.
Please complete this survey to share your thoughts. Only comments completed via this survey will be considered.
This survey will close November 30, 2021, at 5:00pm ET.
What Does this Mean for the 2010 Sequence?
The 2010 Sequence will remain online for free download until this newly released Sequence is finalized. Hard copies of the 2010 publication will no longer be sold.
*Please note that some Core Knowledge curricula is still in-development (e.g., middle school CKHG, CKLA, CKSci, and CKMath). While the 2022 edition will align with existing materials, there may be subtle differences between this edition and instructional materials developed in 2022 and later. Any changes that are not captured in the 2022 edition will be addressed in the next Sequence revision.