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Core Knowledge encompasses language arts, mathematics, science, history, geography, fine arts, and physical education based on the work of E. D. Hirsch, Jr. The curriculum is characterized by knowledge that is:
Solid -- Lasting, unchanging, knowledge such as important events of world history;
Sequenced -- A planned progression building on students' previous knowledge and eliminating excessive repetition and gaps. The core content is organized to spiral through the grade levels, becoming more sophisticated and dedicated in each successive grade;
Specific -- Clearly defined knowledge at each grade level ensuring fairness to all students;
Shared -- Providing all students, regardless of background, with the shared knowledge they need to assure later educational success and a confidence in belonging to our national literate culture.