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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New Spanish Translation CKHG

New Spanish Translation Core Knowledge History and Geography Materials (CKHG) Now Available for Free Download In response to numerous requests to provide our materials translated into Spanish to support greater access for students, the Core Knowledge Foundation is pleased to announce the following Core Knowledge History and Geography titles available for free download on our…

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The Core Knowledge Sequence–2022 Edition

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…

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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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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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