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Draft K-6 curriculum


Refocusing on essential knowledge in Alberta’s elementary schools.

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Renewing focus on essential knowledge

Parents and teachers have waited a long time for a curriculum that brings a renewed focus to literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills. The revised and strengthened Kindergarten to Grade 6 (K-6) curriculum gives students a strong base of essential knowledge for future learning.

Based on proven research, this curriculum is designed to improve student outcomes across all subjects, following several years of declining and stagnant student performance. It delivers on our commitment to refocus learning on essential knowledge and skills to give children the best possible chance at success.

Have your say

Hundreds of professional educators had input on the draft curriculum. Now you can have a say through a survey. We will also hear what works and what doesn’t from some teachers piloting the curriculum in classrooms during the 2021-22 school year.

The feedback will help us refine the draft K-6 curriculum before it is implemented across the province. All elementary students will be learning from the new curriculum in 2022-23.

Key learning themes

Alberta's new K-6 curriculum is founded on 4 key learning themes: literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills.

These themes are applied in all grades across all subject areas. This new focus ensures classrooms are centres of learning excellence.

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Subject areas

The K-6 curriculum outlines what students will learn in each subject and grade.

Students will gain specific knowledge and foundational skills that will prepare them for the future.

Have your say

Share your thoughts on the draft
K-6 curriculum.

Take the survey