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Elementary School Curriculum

Core Knowledge

The basis of Core Knowledge is simple and powerful: knowledge builds on knowledge. The more you know, the more you are able to learn. This seemingly logical insight, well-established by cognitive science, has profound implications for both teaching and learning. Nearly all of our most important goals for education – greater reading comprehension, the ability to think critically and solve problems, even higher test scores – are a function of the depth and breadth of our knowledge.

By outlining the precise content that every child should learn in language arts and literature, history and geography, mathematics, science, music, and the visual arts, the Core Knowledge curriculum represents a first-of-its kind effort to identify the foundational knowledge every child needs to reach these goals, and to teach it, grade-by-grade, year-by-year, in a coherent, age-appropriate sequence. Learn more about Core Knowledge.

Capturing Kids’ Hearts

Capturing Kids’ Hearts is a program that helps develop healthy relationships between members of a school’s educational community and to teach effective skills that help participants to do their best and be their best. The program uses a universal language to teach children to self-manage and how to handle conflict when it occurs. The core of the program is, “If you reach a child’s heart you will reach their mind.” Learn more about Capturing Kids’ Hearts.

Illustrative Mathematics

IM K–12 Math™ is fully aligned to the focus, rigor, and coherence of the standards, and has been given the stamp of approval by EdReports, earning perfect scores in the areas of Focus & Coherence and Rigor & Mathematical Practices. The scope and sequence of units, activities, and representations are designed to help students develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts, build fluency with procedures, and solve mathematical problems that reflect their lived experiences. Learn more about Illustrative Math.

Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) - READ Act Compliant

Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is the only comprehensive PreK-5 English language arts program that intentionally builds background knowledge early, and with increasing depth over the grade levels, enabling students to make deep connections within and across grade levels.  The curriculum combines rich, diverse content knowledge in history, science, literature, and the arts with systematic and research-proven foundational skills instruction.  Today’s rigorous college-and-career-readiness standards are taught through the lens of rich content knowledge.  Explicit, systematic approach to phonics and foundational skills help to accelerate fluency.  CKLA includes history, science, literature, and culture domains that get students excited to learn about the world and builds vocabulary within and across grades.  AmplifyCKLA

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