Childrens Lit

Topics: Children's literature, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Newbery Medal Pages: 2 (664 words) Published: January 27, 2013
EDU/ENH291 Review Assignment on History of Childhood Development and Children's Literature Subject line: Stephanie mitchell/ your section/HistoryReview The following questions will help you review the information you have been reading about children and their literature. All answers can be found in your class assignment notes and links. Please type in your answers under each question. You may copy and paste this document into Word. 1.Define children’s literature. both fiction and non-fiction books, written especially for children 0-12 years old. 2.Name four children's basic needs met by reading books. Just list them, but be aware of the meaning of each. (There are seven basic needs listed in your reading. These are not Maslov’s Basic Human Needs.) Security, Achievement, Belonging, To love and be loved 3.Define the term "vicarious experience." What does it have to do with children's literature? A vicarious experience is the sympathetic participation in the experience of another. 4.What are the qualities of a good story? (There are four you can find in your reading.) Lively action and plot, worthwhile theme or message, unique, memorable character, and style that reads aloud delightfully. 5.What values are gained from literature? (Note I said "literature," which denotes quality. I did not say just books. Three values are listed in the class notes.) Vicarious experiences through books give insight into living, broaden experiences, and teach about others and self. Books explore the world of nature and creatures which gives reverence for life, and develops sensitivity to beauty and goodness and decency in human beings and animals. Books provide a zest for life in all its dimensions: tragic, dull, triumphant and joyous. It is good for mankind to share 6.Describe what constitutes a Caldecott Award-winning book and Give an example of a Caldecott Winner (title and author). 7.Describe what constitutes a Caldecott Honor book and Give an example of a...
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