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What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Sixth-Grade Education [Paperback]

By E. D. Hirsch, Jr. (Editor)
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A supplementary educational guide for parents, children, and teachers, a newly revised edition of the sixth volume in the popular series inspired by the best-seller Cultural Literacy includes an updated curriculum that covers the fundamentals of history, math, science, language arts, and other fields of study. Original. 30,000 first printing.

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What should your child learn in the sixth grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that thousands of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American sixth graders. Featuring sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition, is designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This revised edition gives a new generation of sixth graders the advantage they need to make progress in school today, and to establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime. Discover:
- Favorite Poems--old and new, from Edgar Allan Poe's classic "The Raven" to Maya Angelou's "Woman Work"
- Literature--from around the world, including Homer's epics the Iliad and the Odyssey, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, and Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper
- Learning About Language--he rules of written English, including the four kinds of sentences, common English sayings and phrases, plus an introduction to Greek and Latin roots
- History and Geography--world history from ancient Greece and the fall of the Roman Empire to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution; American history of the post--Civil War era, including the Industrial Revolution, immigration, urbanization, and reform
- Visual Arts--a brief history of art, stretching from the classical period through the Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic periods all the way to the age of realism, with full-color reproductions and discussions of great works by artists such as El Greco, Rembrandt, and Winslow Homer
- Music--understanding and appreciating music, including musical notation, chords, and scales--plus biographies of great composers such as Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin
- Math--challenging lessons, ranging from probability and statistics, geometry, ratios and proportions to basic pre-algebra
- Science--fascinating discussions of plate tectonics, oceans, astronomy, the environment, the human body, and the immune system--plus short biographies of great scientists such as Marie Curie

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Delta
Pages   391
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   2.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 26, 2007
Publisher   Delta
Grade Level  Grade 6  
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0385337329  
ISBN13  9780385337328  

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E. D. Hirsch currently resides in Charlottesville, in the state of Virginia.

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Great series!  Jul 25, 2009
I have been homeschooling my youngest since he was in 3rd grade. Every year I use this series as part of our weekly curriculum. We take all school year to read through the book as we are in no rush. I don't depend on this book solely of course, but it is a great base to work from. I'm only sorry it doesn't extend through 8th grade.
excellent book  Jun 22, 2009
I am a fourth-grade teacher and bought this book to have an idea of what students do in sixth grade. This is a very helpful book, well written, and full of information. It is divided into sections for subject areas. As I read I thought that it would be a very good book for homeschooled children, too. I will keep it as a resource in my classroom.
Useful resource for homeschooling  Apr 29, 2009
My oldest daughter is finishing fifth grade, and we have used The Core Knowledge books for every year up to this point. Because we are homeschooling, we feel that reading through these books gives us confidence that we are keeping up with what might be expected of a student of a particular grade.

Wanting to get a jump on the next level, my daughter read through What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know over the past two weeks. You might want to be aware of some errors. In the math section on page 269, an addition problem is written with a minus sign, and the wrong answer is given in Step 2. At the top of page 271, we read, "In the following diagram line ZC is parallel to line TS, or line ZC is parallel to line TS." There is also an error in an illustration in the science section on page 328. Two cans of soda are pictured on scales with an earthly landscape behind each with a caption indicating that the can of soda would weigh less on the moon than it does on earth. We are missing a picture of a lighter can of soda with a moonscape behind it.

I don't think the editing of this book is any worse than what we find typically in educational material, and the series is useful; but perhaps they ought to hire kids to proofread.:)
WONDERFUL RESOURCE!!!!  Apr 14, 2009
This series of books says it all! I'm a teacher and I love this resource!
Love it.  Jan 23, 2009
My stepson is pretty smart in academic and he loved. He studied it in summer and he said he was ready for his 6th grade.

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