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Knoxville Curriculum

In 2011, we implemented a systematic and ongoing review of the district curriculum. That work has focused on what we teach in every content area and in every grade level. The first step in this process was identifying and aligning the district curriculum with the New Illinois Learning Standards (Common Core Standards). The implementation of Common Core has not been without some degree of controversy. Our focus has been implementing the Common Core Standards in a way that satisfies the requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education, and at the same time taking advantage of opportunities to include content that we feel is important for our students locally.

The New Illinois Learning Standards cover English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. The remaining content areas aligned their curricula with the most relevant standards availalbe.

After the alignment with the standards was complete, content area groups began working with the curriculum in more depth. Because this process is more rigorous, these in-depth reviews require longer periods of time to complete. As they are completed, information will be posted here for district staff to access, as well as parents, community members, and prospective residents. The content area reviews will occur on a four year rotation using the following schedule (the year in parentheses indicates the most recent year each content area was reviewed):

Year 1: Math & PE/Health/Driver's Education (2015-2016)

Year 2: English/Language Arts & Foreign Language (2016-2017)

Year 3: Science & Career/Technical Education (2013-2014)

Year 4: Social Studies & Fine Arts (2014-2015)

Curriculum maps, secondary course sequences, and standards alignment documents will be posted here as they are available. Please note that documents for all three columns were necessary for every content area.

Information regarding High School courses can be found in the most recent KHS Course Guide.

Curriculum Map Additional Documents Standard Alignment Grids

Career/Technical Education

Business Course Sequence

Agriculture Alignment Grid

Business Standards Alignment

Family & Consumer Sciences Common Core Alignment Grid

Industrial Arts Common Core Alignment Grid

English/Language Arts

Foundational Skills

Informational Text

Language

Literature

Speaking & Listening

Writing

English/Language Arts Vision Statement

 

Information regarding KHS English & Language Arts courses can be found in KHS Course Guide.

K-12 English/Language Arts Alignment Grids

Band (Grades 5-12)

Orchestra (Grades 5-12)

Vocal Music (K-4)

K-4 Visual Arts

N/A  
Foreign Language    

Mathematics

Kindergarten         First Grade

Second Grade        Third Grade

Fourth Grade          Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade           Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade            High School

Mathematics Vision Statement

 

Math Course Sequence

Math CCS Alignment
PE/Health N/A

PE/Health Alignment

PE/Health Alignment with Common Core English

PE/Health Alignment with Common Core Math

Science   5-12 Science Alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Social Science   Social Science K-12 C3 Alignment Grid

 

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