Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know
In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. Includes 5,000 essential facts to know.
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I'm going to read this out of curiosity; I remember learning about this in high school and I agreed with the premise then. I realized that I'd never have understood Z if I never knew X. I believe that ... Read full review
A good introduction to the concept of Cultural Literacy from a Eurocentric point of view. The book dose outline many of the things every American should know regardless of your ethnic background. However, America is a multi-ethnic nation and a certain aspect of Cultural poisoning can be picked up by racedar in what is left out of the book. The book is of great value and provides one ethnic group's view of a range of knowledge constituting Cultural Health for some Americans. If one is pursuing American Cultural Literacy one must explore what this term means to the different ethnic groups that make up America. This book is a good start. You would be well advised to continue your studies at a place like the Cultural Health Training Center.
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