Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. , Book Summary

Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr., argues that children in the United States desperately need to understand a basic knowledge of more than reading, writing, and arithmetic, but rather an American cultural literacy of words and phrases that makeup American language and stories. This book contains 5000 essential names, phrases, dates, and concepts from Johnny Appleseed to Star Wars, and A.I. to zero-sum.

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