67-page Study Guide and 300-page Dictionary of Cultural Literacy” by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
Why do we need to know the events that shaped America culture and made it what it is today? Without knowing these basics we will be left in the dark when they are referred to in the media, film, written materials and general conversation. We cannot help but “feel stupid” when we don’t know what is being talked about, especially when everyone else around seems to be “in the know.” If you do this Study Guide, it will ensure this does not happen to you when it comes to the basics of United States history. These are things you should know.
Each time you use the guide to research something you are interested in learning more about, you attain a greater understanding of the people and events that made America what it is today.