The Core Knowledge Sequence: Content and Skill Guidelines for Preschool-Grade 8

The essential document for any Core Knowledge teacher or school, the Core Knowledge Sequence is intended to help children establish strong foundations of knowledge grade by grade from preschool through grade 8. The latest edition of the Sequence (revised 2010) is available for purchase in print form or as a free download.

For grades K-8, the Core Knowledge Sequence is organized by grade level and, within each grade, by subject, providing a detailed outline of specific content and skills to be taught in language arts, history, geography, mathematics, science, visual arts, and music.

For children from 3 to 5 years of age, the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence describes fundamental competencies and specific knowledge that provide coherent foundations for later learning in kindergarten and beyond.

Important Note:

The Core Knowledge Sequence is currently being revised; thus, the 2010 edition will only be available for free download. This edition will remain online until the 2022 revision is finalized.  

 We anticipate that the next edition will be made available for download and purchase in late 2022.