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The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

  • Author: Eric Donald Hirsch,Joseph F. Kett,James S. Trefil
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618226474
  • Category: History
  • Page: 647
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Provides information on ideas concerning people, places, ideas, and events currently under discussion, including gene therapy, NAFTA, pheromones, and Kwanzaa.

Cultural Literacy

Cultural Literacy

What Every American Needs to Know

  • Author: E. D. Hirsch, Jr.,Joseph F. Kett,James S. Trefil
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0394758439
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 251
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Argues that American children are deprived of cultural literacy

The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

What Your Child Needs to Know

  • Author: Eric Donald Hirsch,William G. Rowland,Michael Stanford
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618408535
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 306
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Provides an outline of the knowledge that should be acquired by the end of sixth grade in twenty-one subject areas.

Test Your Cultural Literacy IQ

Test Your Cultural Literacy IQ

Updated & Revised

  • Author: Diane Zahler,Kathy A. Zahler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9780743475785
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 448
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A practical handbook for students and trivia buffs utilizes a host of multiple-choice questions to test readers' knowledge of American and world history, geography, science, art and architecture, music, literature, myth and religion, quotations, current events, and other topics. Reprint.

Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Christopher Harvie,Colin Matthew
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191606499
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew's Very Short Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Britain is a sharp but subtle account of remarkable economic and social change and an even more remarkable political stability. Britain in 1789 was overwhelmingly rural, agrarian, multilingual, and almost half Celtic. By 1914, when it faced its greatest test since the defeat of Napoleon, it was largely urban and English. Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew show the forces behind Britain's rise to its imperial zenith, and the continuing tensions within the nations and classes of the 'union state'. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Books to Build On

Books to Build On

A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers

  • Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
  • Publisher: Delta
  • ISBN: 0307567214
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 384
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A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six, Books to Build On lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study.

The Knowledge Deficit

The Knowledge Deficit

Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children

  • Author: E. D. Hirsch
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547346960
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
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The Knowledge Deficit illuminates the real issue in education today -- without an effective curriculum, American students are losing the global education race. In this persuasive book, the esteemed education critic, activist, and best-selling author E.D. Hirsch, Jr., shows that although schools are teaching the mechanics of reading, they fail to convey the knowledge needed for the more complex and essential skill of reading comprehension. Hirsch corrects popular misconceptions about hot issues in education, such as standardized testing, and takes to task educators' claims that they are powerless to overcome class differences. Ultimately, this essential book gives parents and teachers specific tools for enhancing children's abilities to fully understand what they read.

Last Call for the Living

Last Call for the Living

  • Author: Peter Farris
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9780765367969
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Taken hostage by a desperate bank robber who has betrayed his Aryan Brotherhood associates, young teller Charlie Colquitt is caught in a deadly crossfire between a pair of ruthless Brotherhood soldiers, a GBI special agent and a hard-drinking sheriff. A first novel.

The Schools We Need

The Schools We Need

And Why We Don't Have Them

  • Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 030757556X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 336
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This paperback edition, with a new introduction, offers a powerful, compelling, and unassailable argument for reforming America's schooling methods and ideas--by one of America's most important educators, and author of the bestselling Cultural Literacy. For over fifty years, American schools have operated under the assumption that challenging children academically is unnatural for them, that teachers do not need to know the subjects they teach, that the learning "process" should be emphasized over the facts taught. All of this is tragically wrong. Renowned educator and author E. D. Hirsch, Jr., argues that, by disdaining content-based curricula while favoring abstract--and discredited--theories of how a child learns, the ideas uniformly taught by our schools have done terrible harm to America's students. Instead of preparing our children for the highly competitive, information-based economy in which we now live, our schools' practices have severely curtailed their ability, and desire, to learn. With an introduction that surveys developments in education since the hardcover edition was published, The Schools We Need is a passionate and thoughtful book that will appeal to the millions of people who can't understand why America's schools aren't educating our children.

Religious Literacy

Religious Literacy

What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't

  • Author: Stephen Prothero
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061856215
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible holds the answers to all or most of life's basic questions, yet only half of American adults can name even one of the four gospels and most Americans cannot name the first book of the Bible. Despite this lack of basic knowledge, politicians and pundits continue to root public policy arguments in religious rhetoric whose meanings are missed—or misinterpreted—by the vast majority of Americans. "We have a major civic problem on our hands," says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. He makes the provocative case that to remedy this problem, we should return to teaching religion in the public schools. Alongside "reading, writing, and arithmetic," religion ought to become the "Fourth R" of American education. Many believe that America's descent into religious illiteracy was the doing of activist judges and secularists hell-bent on banishing religion from the public square. Prothero reveals that this is a profound misunderstanding. "In one of the great ironies of American religious history," Prothero writes, "it was the nation's most fervent people of faith who steered us down the road to religious illiteracy. Just how that happened is one of the stories this book has to tell." Prothero avoids the trap of religious relativism by addressing both the core tenets of the world's major religions and the real differences among them. Complete with a dictionary of the key beliefs, characters, and stories of Christianity, Islam, and other religions, Religious Literacy reveals what every American needs to know in order to confront the domestic and foreign challenges facing this country today.

Realms of Gold

Realms of Gold

A Core Knowledge Reader

  • Author: Michael J. Marshall,E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781890517236
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 328
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The three volume Realms of Gold series brings together all the shorter literary works taught in the Core Knowledge Sequence for the middle school grades. Volume Two includes those for grade seven.

101 Things You Don't Know about Science and No One Else Does Either

101 Things You Don't Know about Science and No One Else Does Either

  • Author: James Trefil
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780395877401
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 355
  • View: 9357
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Offers a look at the most pressing questions in science today, including the likelihood of extraterrestrial intelligence and of a medicinal cure for tumors

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know

Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning

  • Author: E. D. Hirsch
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0345543734
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 448
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Updated with new material, this must-have guide, established by the Core Knowledge Foundation, outlines the elements a parent or educator should look for in a good kindergarten program and introduces activities that can help children take their first steps in learning to read and write. Original.

Beethoven

Beethoven

Anguish and Triumph

  • Author: Jan Swafford
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 061805474X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 1077
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Provides a detailed overview of the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, from Enlightenment-era Bonn to the musical capital of Vienna, describing the composer's career, ill health, and romantic rejections.

Why Knowledge Matters

Why Knowledge Matters

Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories

  • Author: E. D. Hirsch
  • Publisher: Harvard Education Press
  • ISBN: 9781612509525
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 280
  • View: 5439
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In this provocative book, influential scholar E.D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform - over-testing, teacher blaming, preschool fadeout, and the persistence of achievement gaps over time. In each case, he shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and new data from France, he provides new evidence for the argument that a coherent, knowledge-based elementary curriculum is essential to providing the foundations for children's life success and ensuring equal opportunity for students of all backgrounds.

The Dictionary of Global Culture

The Dictionary of Global Culture

  • Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780788197253
  • Category: History
  • Page: 717
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The esteemed scholars Appiah & Gates have compiled the first authoritative overview of global culture to emphasize the achievement of the non-Western world. Ranging from the Abakwa Society to zydeco music, the dictionary provides a vast survey of cultural subjects from all over the world -- East Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, & Australasia, as well as Europe & North America. There are more than 1,200 entries -- on writers, musicians, deities, rulers, philosophies, literary forms -- which have been prepared by a team of regional experts from every part of the world, including scholars from other cultures.

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Sixth-Grade Education, Revised Edition

  • Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
  • Publisher: Delta
  • ISBN: 0804180415
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 416
  • View: 3571
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Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders. B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing.

What Your Year 3 Child Needs to Know

What Your Year 3 Child Needs to Know

Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning

  • Author: Eric Donald Hirsch
  • Publisher: Basic Civitas Books
  • ISBN: 9781906837259
  • Category: Curriculum planning
  • Page: 334
  • View: 6721
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What will your child be expected to learn in Year 3? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these important questions and more, offering the specific and shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers have agreed on for Year 3 children. Designed for parents, teachers and home educators to use with children, this third volume in the Core Knowledge UK series presents the knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging Year 3 education.

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

  • Author: The New York Times
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1429950854
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1376
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A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides information with matchless accuracy and exceptional clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context, providing easy access to data vital for everyday living. Covering nearly 50 major categories, and providing an immediate grasp of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new sections on * Atheism * Digital Media * Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species * Inflation * Musical Theater * Book Publishing *Wikileaks *The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons *Energy *The Global Food Supply Every section has been thoroughly updated, making this third edition more useful and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies---it's the only one-volume reference book you need.