Footprints Academy

9025 Tamarack Road, Woodbury, MN 55125
651-731-2608

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Core Knowledge at Footprints Academy

Why has Footprints Academy chosen Core Knowledge Curriculum for our elementary school?

It’s simple: Knowledge builds on knowledge. Children create understanding by building on what they already know. They learn best when they are offered an engaging, challenging and content-rich curriculum that builds and grows from year to year. From Pre-K (in Peace of Mind Early Education Center) through Grade 6, the Core Knowledge curriculum provides a coherent plan for teaching language, arts, literature, math, science, history, geography, music and the visual arts. As the heart of a school’s curriculum, the Core Knowledge Sequence provides a solid foundation for leaning that promotes academic excellence for all learners, while remaining flexible enough to meet state and local standards.

The integrated approach of Core Knowledge supplies our students with broad, subject-rich knowledge in history, geography, science, literature, and the arts so they become better readers and better overall students.

Watch the video below to see how Footprints Academy implements Core Knowledge into its curriculum.

By integrating the concepts across subjects students can create connections and see the rich and varied perspectives provided by each discipline. The diagram below is helpful to visually see how Core Knowledge integrates across subjects and helps students to more intuitively make connections.

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