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What is Core Knowledge?
Sage School offers the Core Knowledge curriculum based on ideas developed by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. with his establishment of the foundation in 1986.
The focus of Core Knowledge is to expand cultural literacy leaving room for classroom creativity for both the teacher and students. "In each grade students will be exposed to a broad range of historical, scientific, and cultural topics that will build on one another to prepare them for later educational success. This wide array of subject matter will not only develop cultural literacy but also will build the strong vocabulary necessary for true reading comprehension" (Core Knowledge Parent Brochure).
Nature of Core Knowledge Core Knowledge is shared, sequenced, solid, and specific. Shared -Provides a common ground for communication. Sequenced -Shows how knowledge builds on knowledge. Solid - Provides a guide to important, lasting knowledge. Specific -Helps eliminate curricular repetitions or gaps.
Core Knowledge Content Each grade K-8 will learn from the following Core Knowledge Content areas:
Here is how a subject will build from one year to the next in following our sequence:
We hope that SAGE can continue to be a extension of your family. We have open enrollment for grades K-8 for 2009-2010 school year. Come be a part of our family!