Last spring we announced the start of a thorough review and revision process to update and enhance the Core Knowledge Sequence. A year later, we are proud to share that we will soon release a draft for public review and comment. Our current review process has engaged subject-matter experts and educator focus groups, and involved a careful review of national standards and current trends in cognitive science. 

A draft of the 2022 Core Knowledge Sequence, K–8, will be posted on the Core Knowledge Foundation website by mid-July, 2021 for public comment. It is our hope that administrators, teachers, and parents will review this draft and offer feedback. See below for specific details.

Please note that the Core Knowledge Foundation will not be printing or offering this Sequence for sale until 2022, so that we are able to incorporate any appropriate changes that may be suggested by our constituents.


What to Expect

The newly revised Sequence will:

  • Increase elaboration of skills in Language Arts and Math.
  • Present revised science content guidelines to reflect the Next Generation Science Standard’s (NGSS) emphasis on scientific practice. You can preview a sample here.
  • 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 enriched our society, including appendices that provide recommended trade books by grade level and social justice standards.
  • Align with CKHG and CKSci units (e.g., middle school history and geography topics will align with the CKHG middle school materials).

Anticipated Timeline

  • Late Summer 2021: Anticipated timeframe that the new Sequence draft will be posted online; collection of public comment will open.
  • November 30, 2021: Public comment will close.
  • Spring 2022: The updated Sequence will be made available for purchase and download on the Core Knowledge Foundation website.

What Does this Mean for the 2010 Sequence?

  • Hardcopies of this publication are in limited supply. Once sold out, it will not be reprinted.
  • The 2010 Sequence will remain online for free download until this newly released Sequence is finalized.

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4 comments on “The Core Knowledge Sequence–2022 Edition”

  1. 1
    Sara Hauselman on June 3, 2021

    Do you anticipate running out of hard copies for this fall? Will the hard copies be ready fir the 2022-2023 school year.

    1. 2
      Kristen Rodriguez on June 11, 2021

      We anticipate that the updated Sequence will be made available for purchase in Spring 2022. Hard copies will not be available in 2021.

  2. 3
    SARAH SEGALL on October 8, 2021

    Is there a side-by-side comparison of the 2010 sequence, to show us what has been updated?

    1. 4
      Kristen Rodriguez on October 8, 2021

      We do not have a side by side comparison at this time.

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