Item description for What Your Second Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Second Grade Education Revised by E. D. Hirsch, Jr....
Overview Outlines the fundamental knowledge of math, science, art, history, language arts, and geography second graders should possess
Publishers Description Give your child a smart start with "What Your Second Grader Needs to Know" What will your child be expected to learn in the second grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American second graders. Designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children, featuring a new Introduction, this second-grade volume of the Core Knowledge Series presents the knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging second-grade education, including - Favorite poems--old and new, from "Caterpillars" to Gwendolyn Brooks's prizewinning "Rudolph Is Tired of the City" - Literature--from around the world, with African folktales, American tall tales, European fairy tales, and classic myths from ancient Greece - Learning about language--the basic building blocks of written English, all explained with a touch of humor and common sense - World and American history and geography--visit Japan, explore ancient Greece, travel the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman - Visual arts--with activities and full-color illustrations of masterworks by El Greco, Van Gogh, Matisse, and others - Music--basic theory, great composers, instruments, and fun-to-sing songs such as "I've Been Working on the Railroad" and "Do-Re-Mi" - Math--challenging lessons ranging from telling time to doing fractions, numbers to 100, and a first look at geometry - Science--the cycle of life and the seasons, levers and magnets, the wonder of the human body, and more, with lots of hands-on activities and stories about famous scientists
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Ingram Advance - 08/01/1999 page 48
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E. D. Hirsch, Jr., is an emeritus professor at the University of Virginia and the author of The Knowledge Deficit, The Schools We Need, and the bestselling Cultural Literacy and the Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. He and his wife, Polly, live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they raised their three children.
E. D. Hirsch currently resides in Charlottesville, in the state of Virginia.
E. D. Hirsch has published or released items in the following series...
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Homeschooler using this book as a resource Aug 16, 2007
I have been very pleased with this book. I love to get ideas out of it for our homeschool.
Good for Kids Jun 15, 2007
When I bought this book from this site, I knew it was a steal! My daughter has already been helped so much by its stories, activities, and short biographies of famous people. I plan to eventually buy all of the books in the Core Curriculum series. They're just like vitamins and vegetables, they're good for kids!
very good book Nov 2, 2006
This series is very good to my kid. It covers not only literature and math, but science, art, history, etc as well. Both my kid and I like it very much.
excellent Feb 25, 2006
This is an excellent book. My husband and I read many passages for my son. He likes them very much. They enrich his mind tremendously. My son's school somehow does not provide this much content. We would miss a lot fine literature, history, and geography without this book. Thanks to the authors. I do see the math part is too easy for second graders nowadays. For practice, we use Beestar math and ELA (a wonderful web site www.beestar.org). Its free weekly exercises are about right and very helpful. Overall, this is an outstanding book loaded with fine content. I highly recommend it.
Great series! Oct 27, 2005
This series is great if you homeschool or want to help your child during the summer. If you want to use it for homeschool, Hirsch has made a teacher handbook. The Teacher Handbooks provide background about language arts, history and geography, visual arts, music, mathematics, and science. Each handbook has been written to look like the Core Knowledge Sequence. For each section in the Sequence, there is a matching section in the handbooks.