Core Knowledge

BHS follows the Core Knowledge Sequence, which provides a clear outline of content to be taught in language arts, history, geography, mathematics, science, and the fine arts. The specific content of the Sequence provides a solid foundation on which to build skills instruction and a coherent plan that builds year by year. 

According to the Core Knowledge Foundation, “Reading, listening, writing, and speaking with understanding depend on a shared body of common knowledge. It’s part of the nature of language: speakers and writers assume their audience shares not just the same vocabulary, but the same context in which those words appear. Thus the Sequence is not an attempt to impose a canon. It’s an attempt to curate the knowledge shared and assumed by all well-educated, literate Americans."

Learn More at: Coreknowledge.org


Common Core State Standards and Core Knowledge

The Core Knowledge Foundation supports the Common Core State Standards Initiative. It is important to note that standards and curriculum are often, erroneously, used as synonyms for each other. Standards define what children should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. A curriculum like the Core Knowledge Sequence describes what children need to learn to meet those standards.