Synopses & Reviews
This completely revised and attractively redesigned edition of one of the most popular volumes in the bestselling Core Knowledge Series features up-to-date ideas and information based on input from parents and teachers across the country.
With sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition, reflects the Core Knowledge Foundations ongoing commitment to providing a solid educational foundation for todays elementary school students.
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 books 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.
Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders.
B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing.
About the Author
E. D. HIRSCH, JR., is professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and the author of The Schools We Need, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, and the bestselling Cultural Literacy. He is chairman of the board at the Core Knowledge Foundation and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Table of Contents
I. Language arts. Stories and speeches ; A few poems for fifth grade : The living world ; Humor ; American themes ; Feelings and ideas ; Learning about language ; Learning about literature -- Sayings and phrases -- II. Geography, world civilization, and American civilization. Geography of the United States and the world ; Geography ; World civilization ; American civilization -- III. Fine arts. Music ; Visual arts -- IV. Mathematics. Whole numbers ; Decimals-- addition, subtraction, and multiplication ; Division ; Decimal division ; Fractions ; Measurement ; Plane figures ; Area ; Ratio, scale, percent, average, graphs ; Rectangular prisms and cubes ; Volume; Rates and speed ; Functions and equations -- V. Natural sciences. Life sciences ; Physical sciences ; Mechanical concepts ; Transferring heat energy ; Electricity ; Motion, engines, and motors ; Stories of scientists.