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  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Civitas (17 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906837244
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906837242
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.8 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A strong foundation of knowledge gained in the earliest years of education is such an important asset for children, sparking their imagination and providing the cornerstone for their future learning. I welcome the aim of the Core Knowledge books to do just that and I am sure that they will be valued by many parents wishing to help their children do well at school.' - Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture 'Creativity, the arts and design are crucial to the environment and life of every citizen. They should occupy a central place in the curriculum at both primary and secondary levels. The new series published by Civitas, giving examples of how the arts and creativity can play a part in the education of every child, is a real contribution to the teaching of these subjects in all our schools.' - Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate Britain

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E.D. Hirsch, Jr. is a professor at the University of Virginia and the author of The Schools We Need and the bestselling Cultural Literacy and The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. He and his wife, Polly, live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they raised their three children.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sophie on 13 Jun 2013
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I really don't know why people have complained about this book. It's a great resource to find starting points for discussions/projects etc as well as really drilling down to the basics. I strongly feel that there are some areas in which schools push that just aren't appropriate for small children. As a new home educator, I feel that this (and the Yr 3 book) have given me a nudge in the right direction, especially in the areas that aren't my strongest, meaning that I can keep my children's education well-rounded. Look forward to the publication of year 4!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Parents in Touch TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Sep 2012
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Following the success of the book covering Year 1, Year 2 is an equally comprehensive look at the curriculum for the year. The series answers a question common to many parents, who are bewildered by the curriculum and want to know exactly what should be covered each year, whether they are home educating or their child is in school. By far the biggest section is Language and Literature which has an extensive and very useful selection of texts in a variety of genres; surprisingly, maths is much smaller. History and geography, Visual Arts, Music and Science are also included - it's excellent to see guidance for these oft-overlooked subjects The book is packed with supporting activities, which are clearly explained and fun to do. The presentation is excellent - it is very readable and approachable, either to read through or to dip into as the occasion calls (better still, do both, so you have read the book and know how it can help when a specific topic arises). The colourful illustrations add to the appeal and there are also extra resources listed. An excellent support for children in Year 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mel Bridge on 26 Jan 2014
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We home educate and whilst following the children's interests largely, I wanted to have something which could form a backbone or jump off point for us. This series of books does that perfectly. Yes yes I know some reviewers slate the books because they are limited but OF COURSE if you ONLY offer your child the information contained in the book their curriculum is going to be somewhat limited however I have purchased other books which are recommended by Civitas. So My Year 4 child got to the point in the book where there was an excerpt of Alice in Wonderland. She enjoyed the excerpt so we then put a bookmark in the Fundementals book and went off and read Alice. She then completed a Unit Study on Alic that I printed off the internet. There's a whole section on Romans but it is IN BRIEF. There's nothing stopping you from going on youtube and watching a documentary on the Roman Invasion (as we did) or ordering Our Island Story (as we did) and reading in more depth. We are also planning a trip to Ribchester Roman museum. You see we are using these fantastic books as a jumping off point. They are ACE! For a home ed mum it just means the planning is done for me.
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