The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

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The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
BoundTogetherForGood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting compliation of what the authors believe to be culturally pertinent information for today. I have used it in our schooling, having our children copy a particular small section to learn about it and for handwriting practice, as we study American history.
kaelirenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting bits of information that are a great gateway for further learning.
MissMurph More than 1 year ago
I just retired from teaching (High School English) last year. A number of years ago I started to see that students were lacking basic content as they arrived in high school. I started using this book for idioms, proverbs, and sections that dealt with literature. I would always ask students, at the end of the year, if they felt "smarter". They did. Some would come back from college and tell me that they were so glad to have that sense of comfort when they sat in a class and could relate to what was said and studied. The theory that inspired this dictionary should be adopted in all schools throughout the nation. I think that we do not provide a solid foundation, we cheat our students and put them at a disadvantage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if every person in america read this, the united states wouldn't have the most ignorant citizens in the world!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is filled with all those things you've always wondered about, but never looked up. It covers a wide range of subjects with lots of interesting facts and notes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the first Dictonary of Cultural Literacy as an undergraduate and recently had to update to this one. Whatever edition you have, keep it on your coffee table. This book is loaded with info that you've always wondered about but never got around to checking out. It has sections on religion, philosophy, literature, history, idioms, geography, and much more. I find myself returning to it again and again. Sometimes I'd use it for term papers when I wanted a 'brief' run down on a topic before doing the heavy research. Now that I'm out of school, it comes in handy when I'm doing research for a book it's also fun to flip through it and learn oddball facts. This reference book is handy for term papers, writing projects, or simply to become a more well-rounded human being. Highly recommended.