Memory and Language Development

Week 5: Memory and Language Development

Think back over your childhood. What informal, (outside of school), literacy and math experiences did you have while growing up?

Based on what you’ve learned, how do you think those experiences contributed to your academic progress after you started school?

Which concepts and/or strategies, from the content, did you use in school? Which strategy could you use now? How?

Make sure to support your answers with facts from the lesson material.

Week 6: Emotional and Moral Development

How do genetic and environmental factors work together to influence emotional and moral development? What can parents do to ensure healthy emotional and moral development with their children?

This week you’re going on a field trip – an internet field trip! Please do a search online for a current event that relates to the material in the reading this week. Give a brief summary of what you found and explain how it fits in with what you learned this week. Don’t forget to cite your source!

Week 7: Social Problem Solving skills and the media

How does the development of self-awareness and self-esteem factor into the development of social problem solving skills? Based on what you’ve learned, does the media (social, video games, music, movies, etc.) help or hurt the development of social problem solving skills? Please give examples to support your claim.

 

Week 8: Diverse Families and Developmental Assets

When we take good look at the families around us today it’s clear they are diverse. There’s an increase in single-parent, gay and lesbian, grandparent, blended family, and nontraditional households. It’s clear that the family plays a huge role in a child’s development. That being said, think about your childhood and your family. Who and what were you surrounded by, impacted by?

Based on what you’ve learned, do you think the number of assets someone has affects their overall development? Why or why not?

Do you think understanding child development can make someone a more effect parent, caregiver, and/or professional working with children? Please explain your answer.

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