Oh my stars! I’ve embarked on a huge project, about which I’ll write lots later on, of comparing the QCCs to the GPSs. I’ve finished science and am starting on the social studies curriculum, and I just want to state for the record that the QCCs were an unbelievable mess! Not that we didn’t already know that, but when you have to go over it with a fine-tooth comb to see how the topics were distributed anew, you can really see how incoherent it all was.
Here’s the 5th grade physical science curriculum, with the old QCCs on the left and the new GPSs on the right. One huge chunk, motion and force, has been moved to 4th grade; and electricity/magnetism has been moved up. In both, several old QCC objectives have been dropped.