Twenty-four new American and World History Grade K−2 Student Books and Teacher Guides in the Core Knowledge History and Geography series are available for free download. What’s unique about CKHG for students in Grades K−2? The Student Books are authentic texts, intended to be read aloud by a teacher or parent while young students follow along in their own book, looking at the richly drawn illustrations, engaging photographs, and colorful maps. Read-aloud texts are central to teaching history in these early grades because young students are more able to grasp complex ideas when they hear content read aloud than when they read to themselves. The Teacher Guides offer step-by-step guidance in reading the stories aloud and in discussing their content. They also offer additional wide-ranging activities for teachers and parents to choose — such as, virtual tours of historic sites, history games, craft projects, short video and music clips, as well as activity pages. Check them out now!