A first dictionary of cultural literacy: what our children need to know

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Houghton Mifflin, 1998 - Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries - 288 pages
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This was loaned to me (without my asking for it) so I felt compelled to read it quickly. Perhaps that took some of the joy from the experience. This book is an excellent overview of all the things a ... Read full review

Contents

United States History Since 1865
102
Preface to the Second Edition vii Politics and Economics
116
To Parents and Teachers ix World History to 1600
124
How to Use This World History Since 1600
136
United States Geography
146
World Geography
164
Proverbs 1
191
Idioms 6
203
Literature 18
221
Mythology 41
230
Music Art and Architecture 50
245
The Bible 66 Guide to Further Reading
259
Religion and Philosophy Illustration Credits
265
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