On our site we recommend specific works of children's literature that exemplify the virtues and enhance student understanding of them. The academic curriculum used by many Core Virtues schools, however, the Core KnowledgeSequence, is also a rich source of reinforcement.
In this section we have compiled a grade-by-grade listing of stories, speeches, poetry, sayings, historical themes, works of art, and pieces of music specified in the Core Knowledge Sequence that could be featured to reinforce the monthly virtues.
After each entry an abbreviation indicates the strand of the Core Knowledge Sequence in which the item appears. The codes are: LA (Language Arts), WC (World Civilization), AC (American Civilization), S (Science), FA (Fine Arts), and M (Music).
Not all of the topics or figures listed here have reading list counterparts on our site, but many do, and others are available from the Core Knowledge Foundation, particularly in the Core Knowledge Classics Collection. Core Virtues and Core Knowledge are separate and independent ventures. Click on the links below for grade specific connections.