ERIC Number: ED379685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
What Your First Grader Needs To Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education.
Hirsch, E. D., Jr., Ed.
This book argues that parents, by spending 20 minutes each day imparting the wisdom found in its pages, can compensate for the lack of cultural education their children receive in school. Predicated on the idea that there is a certain background "core knowledge" that every American school child should possess, the book can also be used in the classroom to provide cultural enrichment. The book moves from nursery rhymes and Aesop's Fables to language study, history, mathematics, and natural science. The book (extensively illustrated) adopts an engaging, narrative style and includes activities, from recipes to art projects, that help children enjoy and remember what they are learning. Chapters in the book are: (1) Language Arts; (2) Geography, World Civilization, and American Civilization; (3) Fine Arts; (4) Mathematics; and (5) Natural Sciences. (NKA)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Cultural Literacy, Curriculum, Fine Arts, Grade 1, Knowledge Level, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics, Primary Education, Sciences, Social Studies, Young Children
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 666 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10103 ($17.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Core Knowledge Foundation, Charlottesville, VA.