The Resource Guide provides suggestions for specific books that exemplify the virtues and enhance our understanding of them, but the Core Knowledge curriculum itself is a rich source of further reinforcement. In this chapter 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 can reinforce the grade by grade study of virtue.
After each entry a short abbreviation indicates which aspect of the Core Knowledge Sequence the item fulfills. 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 individual people listed below have reading list counterparts. Many of these stories and biographies are still books waiting to be written. Others are such classics that any one of several editions would be fine. Click on the links below for grade specific connections.