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Random House, Inc What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know Paperback

Addressed to, and designed to be read by a fourth grade student, this book can also be used by parents and teachers who wish to base their curriculum off its suggestions. With units on language and literature; history and geography; math; music; the arts and science, you can be assured that your child is getting a thorough overview of recommended fourth grade knowledge. Illustrations, full color photos, charts, maps and other visual enhancements help children gain a fuller understanding of concepts, history and places. Notes for the teacher precede each unit. 310 pages, indexed. Revised edition.
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Date:May 5, 2009
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Debbie Schlegel
There is a good amount of information in this book that will help you know what topics you should teach your children. However, the history is written from a Islamic perspective and tends to leave out facts that are important to consider when studying history. It is very obviously written with the desire to teach Islam in a positive light. In fact, they teach as though Islam is the peaceful religion and all others are not. Christianity is only spoken of in a negative light. For example, compare these two quotes from the book: ("Muslims took over Jerusalem . . . There they lived peacefully with those of other religions" and "Christian soldiers killed every Muslim they could find.") As you can see, stating they "took over Jerusalem and lived peacefully with all religions" is written to give the reader a positive perspective. Whereas, look at those "evil" Christians who come in and kill all those poor peaceful Muslims who "took over Jerusalem." I only recommend this book for parents who are VERY involved in their students education and will read and process this together.
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