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

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

by E. D. Hirsch
     
 

Presents an outline of the knowledge that, according to the Cultural Literacy Foundation, should be acquired by the end of sixth grade, in such categories as literature, religion and philosophy, history, geography, mathematics, science, and technology. See more details below

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Presents an outline of the knowledge that, according to the Cultural Literacy Foundation, should be acquired by the end of sixth grade, in such categories as literature, religion and philosophy, history, geography, mathematics, science, and technology.

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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:
9780606052894
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Pages:
288

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