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A First dictionary of cultural literacy

what our children need to know

by E. D. Hirsch

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Children"s encyclopedias and dictionaries,
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    Statementedited by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. ; associate editors, William G. Rowland, Jr. & Michael Stanford.
    ContributionsHirsch, E. D. 1928-, Rowland, William G., Stanford, Michael, 1923-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsAG5 .F55 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 271 p. :
    Number of Pages271
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2211081M
    ISBN 100395510406
    LC Control Number89033776

      Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index 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, Pages:   This revised edition of A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy offers the common core of knowledge children should have by the end of grade school. E. D. Hirsch, author of the best-selling Cultural Literacy and co-author of The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, has updated his popular childrens version for a generation that needs not only a %().

      James Trefil, the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. 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 Brand: HMH Books. When I was in college, I had a roommate who prepared to take the MCAT by reading a dictionary in his spare time. I've never read a general dictionary myself, but reading The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know is almost as omnivorous and probably a lot more interesting. I am a big believer in the concept of "cultural literacy"--that is, the idea that to /5.

      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.5/5(1). If you want to grow up to be culturally literate, you need to know who the guy on the left is. E.D. Hirsch, most famous for authoring the best-seller Cultural Literacy: What Every American.


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