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A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy:
What Our Children Need to Know

by E. D. Hirsch

A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
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 children's version for a generation that needs not only a solid grounding in the arts and sciences but a clear understanding of the world around them — from world geography to the World Wide Web. Inviting and informative, the book is organized by subject, including mythology, history, religion and philosophy, music, art, geography, medicine, technology, and many more. No other book gives children so much of the world, from ancient history to current technology, in one engaging volume.



Key Features:

• Proverbs
• Idioms
• Literature
• Mythology
• Music, Art, and Architecture
• The Bible
• Religion and Philosophy
• American History
• World History
• Politics and Economics
• Geography
• Mathematics
• Physical Sciences
• Earth Sciences and Weather
• Life Sciences
• Medicine and the Human Body
• Technology
• Maps and Illustrations



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Sample Entry:

From World History Since 1600:
Berlin Wall
East Germany built the Berlin Wall in the 1960s to prevent citizens of East Berlin from escaping to West Berlin, a part of West Germany that was surrounded by East Germany. The wall was torn down in 1989 during the peaceful popular uprising that led to the 1990 reunification of Germany.

From Earth Sciences and Weather:
Marianas Trench (mair-ee-AN-uhs)
The Marianas Trench is a deep valley in the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It is the deepest place on the earth's surface.

From Literature:
Paul Bunyan
Paul Bunyan is a gigantic, powerful lumberjack who appears in many TALL TALES about the forests of the American North and Northwest. He is usually shown carrying an ax and wearing a flannel shirt and a knitted cap. His pet is a huge blue ox named Babe.