What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples


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Which of the following is true?

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1. What century was the Golden Age for Children's Literature?

2. What is a chapbook?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Children's literature grew from being essentially non-existent to having many different genres for children to explore, and this quiz/worksheet will help test your understanding of the history and themes of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Ways in which children's literature changed from teaching morals to entertaining
  • Chapbook
  • Authors who wrote for children during the Golden Age
  • True statements about children's stories
  • Century of the Golden Age for children's literature

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related children's literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term chapbook
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the transformation of children's literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about the development of children's literature through the years, look over the corresponding lesson called What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples. This lesson includes the following:

  • An introduction to children's literature
  • Description of the history of children's literature
  • An explanation of the development of children's literature during the Renaissance and Puritanism eras
  • Themes and theme examples found in children's literature
  • Examples of children's literature during the Golden Age and Contemporary literature periods