Dedicated to excellence and fairness in early education, the Core Knowledge Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1986 by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and author of many acclaimed books including Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know and The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them. The Foundation conducts research on curricula, develops books and other materials for parents and teachers, offers workshops for teachers, and serves as the hub of a growing network of Core Knowledge schools. As you explore this site, you will find lesson plans, articles, and many other resources to help you use the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence and Core Knowledge Sequence K-8 in your classroom and school.
Instructional Philosophy and Teaching Suggestions, applies to Grades 6-9. Grade level differences will be reflected in the teacher's choice of learning objectives, resources, and activities.