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CKLA Implementation Resources Guide

CKLA Implementation Resources Guide Support your implementation with on-demand webinars, turnkey training materials, video clips and more. More…

Core Knowledge Bookstore

Core Knowledge Bookstore Our online bookstore is dedicated to providing materials and resources that directly correlate with the Core Knowledge Sequence. More…

Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™

An integrated, instructional solution available as free downloadable PDFs, as well as low-cost print and e-publications

What is the Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™?

When fully completed, the Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™ will be a set of comprehensive, carefully sequenced, coherent, cumulative, content-rich elementary curriculum materials, based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. While each set of materials will stand alone as subject area specific resources, all grade-level materials will be linked to one another through carefully planned pacing guides, designed to magnify the academic benefits of the Core Knowledge approach. Read more about these benefits.

CKLA: Core Knowledge Language Arts

Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a comprehensive, preschool through fifth-grade program for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking while also building students’ vocabulary and knowledge across essential domains in literature, global and American history, and the sciences. To date, there have been more than 5 million downloads of the CKLA materials.

CKHG: Core Knowledge History and Geography

Unit materials for Grades 3–5 are available for free download as each unit is completed.

CKHG units for K–2 are in development.

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

World Rivers

Using Maps

World Lakes

Ancient Rome

World Mountains

 Maya, Aztec, and Inca Civilizations

The Vikings

Medieval Europe

The Age of Exploration

The Earliest Americans

Medieval Islamic Empires

The Renaissance

Canada   Early and Medieval African Kingdoms  The Reformation 
Exploration of North America Dynasties of China England in the Golden Age
The Thirteen Colonies The American Revolution Early Russia
  The United States Constitution Feudal Japan
  Early Presidents The Geography of the United States
  American Reformers Westward Expansion Before the Civil War
    The Civil War
    Westward Expansion After the Civil War
    Native Americans: Cultures and Conflicts

In Conceptualization—Core Knowledge Science, K–5

We are presently creating science knowledge maps, based on the Core Knowledge Sequence, as well as on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These maps will serve as the foundation for future free downloadable science materials. By the end of 2016, we will begin development of a model science unit.

Coming Late Fall, 2016—Recommendations for Math, K–5

We will review free, downloadable math materials aligned to the CCSS and will make recommendations for the best programs.