Publisher description for What your sixth grader needs to know : fundamentals of a good sixth-grade education / edited by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


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Since E. D. Hirsch's Core Knowledge Series was launched in 1991, hundreds of thousands of students have benefited from the books' effective and user-friendly knowledge-based curricula._ Researchers at the Core Knowledge Foundation constantly refine and update the books based on the feedback they receive from parents and teachers._ WHAT YOUR SIXTH GRADER NEEDS TO KNOW, REVISED EDITION, focuses on the essential knowledge children need to succeed._

This volume includes poems by Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Poe, Emily Dickinson, and Maya Angelou. It introduces students to the Iliad and the Odyssey and to sayings like “once bitten, twice shy.” History and geography topics include deserts, ancient Greece and Rome, Judaism and Christianity, the Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution. The visual arts section sketches the history of art, with more than twenty full-color illustrations, while the music section profiles notable composers like Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven. A clear overview of sixth-grade mathematics is followed by accessible, easy-to-follow treatments of key science topics including plate tectonics and astronomy.

Written in response to requests from parents and teachers, WHAT YOUR SIXTH GRADER NEEDS TO KNOW, REVISED EDITION is for all parents concerned about their children's education._ The perfect supplement to classroom education, it gives parents specific and effective guidance in helping their children gain the skills they need to succeed at school and in society.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sixth grade (Education) -- Curricula -- United States.
Curriculum planning -- United States.