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Atlas of Science Literacy Reaches New Audience

The Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science Creativity (KOFAC) has just published a translation of Volumes 1 and 2 of Project 2061’s popular Atlas of Science Literacy. Supported by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, KOFAC is active throughout the country in promoting public understanding of science; advancing science communication and education; and fostering collaboration across the science disciplines, humanities, and the arts.

With a first printing of 3000 copies, KOFAC plans to distribute the Atlas volumes widely to educators within the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology and to science education departments in Korean high schools and national libraries. The two-volume Atlas presents a collection of nearly 100 conceptual strand maps that show how students’ understanding of the ideas and skills that lead to literacy in science, mathematics, and technology might develop from kindergarten through 12th grade. Organized by "big ideas," the maps also illustrate relationships between ideas across topics, grade bands, and disciplines.