Publisher description for The new first dictionary of cultural literacy : what your child needs to know / edited by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. ; associate editors, William G. Rowland, Jr. and Michael Stanford.


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Counter 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries