What questions do we typically ask about children & their lives and experiences? What assumptions do we rely on when doing so?In what ways might children themselves theorize about their lives and experiences?
QUESTIONING: How do... RACE CLASS & GENDER... and other issues of diversity affect children’s lives and how children understand the world?
1. Consider several of the children introduced in the first half of Krings novel, including Button and Winnalee. Map out the ways in which these characters are diverse. 2. Add your conclusions at the bottom (Notes). On the surface, the child characters may appear similar. Whattypes of diversity do you find? What conclusions do you draw?
What does this event look like from the child’s perspective?What is it that makes this event stand out, from the child’s perspective? What is important about this event, from the child’s perspective?
HOMEWORK: Finish Child Diversity mapCatch up on stuff from Topic 2 (check-out survey, assignments, reading, etc.) Finish Project Outline/Proposal Read pp. 76-206 of “The Book of Bright Ideas” Read Sternheimer (readings from Part 5)
I NEED YOUR HELP:Think of some films, books or TV shows that illustrate the diversity of children & childhood (or other issues we’vediscussed), and that I might use in class in the future... then send it to me! Thanks!