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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Home Schooling with Core Knowledge

Support For Homeschool Families: Your One-Stop Guide to Core Knowledge

As COVID-19 has forced countless schools to abruptly shift instructional delivery from face-to-face to online instruction, parents and guardians who were already wearing multiple hats, were left to take on a new role—teacher.  If you are one of those parents, you may feel overwhelmed by the task that you now face.  We want to help…

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If You Want to Improve Reading Comprehension, Teach Social Studies!

Research data from a new study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute confirms what Core Knowledge teachers have known for years! Educators looking for ways to improve students’ reading comprehension would do well to allocate 30 minutes each day to teaching social studies. Fordham’s associate director of research Adam Tyner and early childhood researcher Sarah…

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Core Knowledge Science K–5

The Comprehensive, Affordable Science Program that All Schools (and Parents) Want! With Tips on School, Home, Remoteand Hybrid Settings Use  Core Knowledge Science (CKSci) is now available for grades K–5! Informed by the Core Knowledge approach and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as well as contributions from subject matter experts and educators, this comprehensive program…

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Updating the Core Knowledge Sequence: Visual Arts

Thank you for your feedback! Since launching our blog post about the upcoming Core Knowledge Sequence update, we have received hundreds of comments from stakeholders across the country and around the world. This review will be an iterative process, consisting not only of multiple opportunities for the Core Knowledge community to share thoughts and insight,…

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