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- Educated Child, The: A Parents Guide From Preschool Through Eighth Grade
by William Bennett (Author), Chester Finn (Author), John Cribb (Author)
William J. Bennett, that doyen of common sense who brought us The Book of Virtues, has returned to the topic of child rearing, delivering a massive canon on the education of young children. He joins fellow veterans of the U.S. Department of Education Chester E. Finn Jr. and John T.E. Cribb Jr. in offering a traditional, back-to-basics resource for parents. The Educated Child is a tome to page through and return to as the years go by, with chapters divided by subjects and grade levels. One of the most helpful aspects of the guide is its outline of what to expect--or demand, in some cases--in the K-8 essentials. The writers list book titles, historic dates, science topics, and other issues that should be covered, borrowing heavily from E.D. Hirsch's Core Knowledge Series, the fact-specific book series that begins with What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know.
But Bennett et al.'s take on education goes further, with the authors weighing in on such controversial topics as sex education, TV, the Internet, self-esteem, and school uniforms with statements that largely reflect their conservative reputations. They also stick to the insistence that Western culture be emphasized in American classrooms. In some cases, however, the three don't always agree--acknowledging diverging views on year-round education, for instance. Some of what they cover is basic, instinctive stuff: we don't need another guide telling us to talk to our children about their school day. But there's valuable advice, too, such as how to save your child from a bad teacher and what questions to ask in a parent-teacher conference. For parents puzzled or overwhelmed by what the authors refer to as "the blob" of the education bureaucracy, The Educated Child can be a helpful insiders' view from those who once governed the biggest blob of all. --Jodi Mailander Farrell
- Home Learning Year by Year : How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
by Rebecca Rupp.
Finally, homeschoolers have a comprehensive guide to designing a homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts. , Rebecca Rupp presents a structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure, Home Learning Year by Year features:
* The integral subjects to be covered within each grade
* Standards for knowledge that should be acquired by your child at each level
* Recommended books to use as texts for every subject
* Guidelines for the importance of each topic: which knowledge is essential and which is best for more expansive study based on your child's personal interests
* Suggestions for how to sensitively approach less academic subjects, such as sex education and physical fitness
- Teaching Children : A Curriculum Guide to What Children Need to Know at Each Level Through Sixth Grade
Diane D. Lopez
An excellent educational approach which naturally integrates a Christian world view and Scriptural principles, Teaching Children draws on noted English educator Charlotte Mason and the Child-Light approach to learning. Child-Light puts children in touch with fine literature and teaches them through the use of "living books.".
- What Your Child Needs to Know When
by Robin Scarlata
What Your Child Needs to Know When: According to the State and According to the Bible! A homeschool best-seller! The goals outlined in this book will help you prepare, teach, and evaluate your children from a Biblical world view. It will also advise you in helping them become self-motivated, lifelong learners. This sought after book contains four sections to help homeschoolers asnwer the infamous question: Am I doing enough? You can evaluate up to five children with this book!
- What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition: Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education
by E. D., Jr. Hirsch
What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition, covers the basics of language arts, history and geography, visual arts, music, math, and science. A collection of American speeches, tales from around the world, math problems, and biographies of famous scientists add to the book’s usefulness and enhance the pleasure of both adult and child as they work together. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This revised edition gives a new generation of fifth graders the knowledge they need to make progress in school and establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime.
- What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education
by E.D., Jr. Hirsch.
What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? 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 first graders. Revised and updated, filled with a wealth of opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education.
- What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Fourth-Grade Education
by E. D. Hirsch
Covers the basics of language arts, history and geography, visual arts, music, math, and science. A collection of American speeches, tales from around the world, math problems, and biographies of famous scientists add to the book’s usefulness and enhance the pleasure of both adult and child as they work together. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge series. This revised edition gives a new generation of fourth graders the knowledge they need to make progress in school and establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime.
- What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning
by E. D. Hirsch, John Holdren.
With its comprehensive curriculum providing a sound basis in the fundamentals of math, art, history, language arts, science, and technology, the phenomenally successful Core Knowledge series has become an esteemed tool for parents and teachers striving to better educate today's children. And since it is agreed that the first years of schooling are crucial to a child's lifetime educational achievements, it is no wonder that parents and teachers alike have been asking for a volume for kindergartners.
- What Your Second Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education
by E.D., Jr. Hirsch.
Since the Core Knowledge series was introduced, hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from these books' effective and user-friendly knowledge-based curriculum. Researchers at the Core Knowledge Foundation constantly refine and update the curriculum based on feedback they receive from parents and teachers across the country. This new, revised edition of What Your Second Grader Needs to Know reflects the fruit of that research and features a complete redesign with thirty-two pages of color illustrations.
- What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know (Revised)
by E.D. Hirsch.
Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders.
- What Your Third Grader Needs to Know : Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education
by E. D., Jr. Hirsch (Editor)
With thirty-two pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Third Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition, reflects the Core Knowledge Foundation's ongoing commitment to providing a solid educational foundation for today's elementary school students. What Your Third Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition, covers the basics of math, language arts, science, geography, art, and technology. A collection of American speeches, tales from around the world, math problems, and more add to the book's usefulness and enhance the pleasure of both adult and child as they work together. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This revised edition gives a new generation of third graders the advantage they need to make progress in school today, and to establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime.