The draft kindergarten to grade 6 (K to 6) curriculum was released to the public on March 29, 2021 for review. Since then, we have been listening to all feedback through a transparent curriculum development and review process.
Revised draft K to 6 social studies curriculum will be released in winter 2024 for further engagement with Albertans and education partners.
Results under review
Resources (updated March 2023)
Learn more about the new and draft K to 6 curriculum and get updates on the phased piloting and implementation approach that started in September 2022:
- read about the key themes
- review one or more subject areas
- sign up for engagement and curriculum updates
We are resuming engagement on draft K to 6 social studies curriculum through a comprehensive and phased approach.
We are gathering information about what Albertans would like students to learn in the social studies curriculum.
Albertans can provide input by using the discussion guide (PDF, 74 KB) and Curriculum Engagement presentation (PDF, 178 KB) to facilitate conversations about social studies curriculum and complete the survey by October 16, 2023.
We will use the survey results to inform draft K to 6 social studies curriculum before it is released to the public for further engagement in winter 2024.
Preliminary engagement fact sheet (PDF, 63 KB)
This fall, we will meet with diverse education partners, teachers, multicultural organizations, Indigenous and francophone communities and other education specialists to inform development of the scope and sequence of K to 12 social studies curriculum, and the content of draft K to 6 social studies curriculum.
In winter 2024, Albertans will have the opportunity to provide feedback on key learnings within K to 12 social studies curriculum and view the draft K to 6 social studies curriculum to provide additional feedback.
More details about public engagement opportunities will be shared as they become available.
In the 2024-25 school year, teachers will have an opportunity to pilot revised draft K to 6 social studies curriculum in classrooms and provide further feedback.
We will carefully consider feedback from all engagement activities and classroom piloting, as well as research and best practices, to finalize the new social studies curriculum.
Between March 2021 and February 2023, we heard valuable insights on the draft K to 6 curriculum through an online survey, feedback form, virtual engagement sessions, partner organization engagements and classroom piloting.
We listened to all feedback from classroom piloting and engagement activities between March 2021 and February 2023. This input was used to revise and release K to 6 subjects as follows:
- final English language arts and literature, mathematics and physical education and wellness curriculums for implementation starting in the 2022-23 school year
- final French first language and literature, French immersion language arts and literature and science curriculums for implementation starting in the 2023-24 school year
Input from all engagement activities in fall 2023 will be used to revise and release draft K to 6 social studies curriculum for further engagement with Albertans and education partners in winter 2024.
Draft K to 6 fine arts curriculum will be released at a later date for further engagement with Albertans and education partners.
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