The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Your Child Needs to Know
Fully updated for the twenty-first century, 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 child education expert E. D. Hirsch, Jr., cuts through the wealth of information available today to highlight those terms that a child should be familiar with by the end of sixth grade. With nearly 3,000 concise definitions, including 250 new entries (Harry Potter, centaurs, northern lights, and World Series, to name a few), this popular sourcebook makes finding information easy. Here is everything your child needs to know to be culturally literate in 21 different subject areas, from mythology to literature to U.S. history to science and technology, and much more.
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Politics and Economics
World History to 1600
World History Since 1600
United States Geography
Earth Sciences and Weather
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AFRICA American ancient animals ASIA ATLANTIC Battle became begins blood body bordered British building called capital cause cell century Christians churches Civil Compare contains divided early EARTH east eastern ENGLAND English EUROPE example falls famous follow force FRANCE Greek House important Indian island ITALY Jesus John killed king known Lake land largest late leader light Little living major marks means MIDDLE miles mountain move North northern objects OCEAN organisms PACIFIC Persian person plants play poem president produces region RHYME River rock Roman says sentence side sometimes song SouTH southern stars story tells TESTAMENT things tion UNION United usually verb WASHINGTON western writing written