The New First Dictionary Of Cultural Literacy: What Your Child Needs to Know (Paperback)

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The New First Dictionary Of Cultural Literacy: What Your Child Needs to Know (Paperback)

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From child education expert E. D. Hirsch Jr., the national best-selling author of How to Educate a Citizen, The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy gathers together all of the essential facts that youngsters should have at their fingertips for school success.

The perfect one-stop homework helper and family reference for children cuts through the wealth of information available to highlight terms that a child should be familiar with from the beginning of the first grade through the end of the sixth.

With nearly 3,000 concise definitions, this popular sourcebook makes it easy for children to become literate in mythology, literature, US history, science and technology, and more.

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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780618408535
ISBN-10: 0618408533
Publisher: Collins Reference
Publication Date: August 30th, 2004
Pages: 320
Language: English