First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Our Children Need to Know

First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Our Children Need to Know

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by E. D. Hirsch
     
 

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This second edition offers the common core of knowledge children should learn in grade school. Inviting and informative, the book is organized by subject, including mythology, history, religion and philosophy, music, art, geography, medicine, technology, and many more. No other book gives children so much information about the world, from ancient history to current

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This second edition offers the common core of knowledge children should learn in grade school. Inviting and informative, the book is organized by subject, including mythology, history, religion and philosophy, music, art, geography, medicine, technology, and many more. No other book gives children so much information about the world, from ancient history to current technology.

Editorial Reviews

Joseph Shenkere
this dictionary is much less than it appears to be. Taken without its pretentious introduction and organization, the book is worthy of shelf space in the young reader's library -- just as a specialized crossword puzzle dictionary is useful for the crossword game. But beware of considering it as a trusty guide, index or dictionary for the pursuit of precise knowledge - for use by parent, teacher or child. And clearly, Mr. Hirsch's ''First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy'' is not a tool for a fulfilling, successful life. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395599013
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/19/1991
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

E.D. Hirsch, Jr. is the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and the author of Cultural Literacy, The First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, and The Core Knowledge Series. Dr. Hirsch is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been a senior fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is president of the Core Knowledge Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to educational reform.

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