Feral Children: Definition, Stories & Cases


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Feral children are:

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1. The process by which we learn how to behave through interaction with our parents, other adults, and peers is called:

2. Which of the following hypotheses claims that there is an important window of time in early childhood when language learning is most effective?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The phrase 'wild child' takes on a new meaning when considering the history of documented cases of feral children. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the of factors leading to feralism in children.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of 'feral children'
  • Factors that contribute to feral behaviors in children
  • Specific cases of feral children
  • Hypotheses and theories of child development

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about child development and feral children
  • Making connections - correlate your knowledge of child development and childhood with instances of feralism in children
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as theories of child development
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about feral children and child development

Additional Learning

To start learning more about child development and feral children, review the accompanying lesson called Feral Children: Definition, Stories & Cases. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Covers theories and hypotheses of child development and childhood
  • Explains the causes and factors of feralism in children
  • Details specific cases of feral children