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- Examine physical development in middle childhood.
- Explain why health and fitness are important in middle childhood.
- Discuss bilingual and multicultural education.
- Differentiate between autism and Asperger's syndrome.
- Define attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- Take a look at the different types of non-traditional family.
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1. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Between the ages of seven and twelve, children physically grow and change in ways that influence every part of their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at the ways that physical and brain development impact emotional and intellectual abilities.
2. Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood
The United States is facing a crisis of childhood obesity. But how can we fight this epidemic? Watch this video to learn about how children grow in middle childhood and how fitness and nutrition can help with the problem of obesity.
3. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education
Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.
4. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome
If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.
5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD
This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.
6. What Is a Non-Traditional Family? - Definition of Options
Although traditional families once dominated many neighborhoods, today, there are lots of ways to form a family beyond the traditional idea of a married mother and father raising children.
7. Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood
As children grow, they become more independent of their parents and turn to their peers more often. In this lesson, we'll examine children's evolving concepts of friendship, peer group norms, social conformity, and social comparison.
8. The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development
Every parent knows how much school can influence a child. But in what ways is this influence positive? In this lesson, we'll examine how going to school can impact a child's development, including how children learn from each other and how motivation impacts achievement.
9. Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood
Childhood can be a stressful time. But what causes children to feel stress, and how can they deal with it? Watch this lesson to find out what factors impact how much stress a child feels, and what properties of resilience allow children to deal with stress.
10. Adjustment Difficulty in Middle Childhood
What happens when a child has social or emotional problems? In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment issues in middle childhood, including anxiety, school phobia and depression, and what parents can do to help their children.
11. Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development
Children grow and develop in many ways. But sometimes issues at home or school can get in the way of development. In this lesson, we'll look at some issues that might contribute to developmental problems in a child's life.
12. Childhood Stress & Anxiety: Statistics & Symptoms
This lesson looks at how stress and anxiety affect children. A definition of the two primary terms - stress and anxiety - is given, statistics regarding how these two conditions impact children are relayed as well as symptoms that a parent needs to be aware of.
13. Latchkey and Self-Care Children in Middle Childhood
Latchkey kids have to take care of themselves when they are home alone. But is this a good thing or a bad thing? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of self-care in middle childhood.
14. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education
In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.
15. Motor Skills Development in Children
From birth onwards, we grow in our motor skill abilities, whether through everyday activities or purposeful interactions. In this lesson, explore the journey of gross and fine motor skills acquisition!
16. Developmental Patterns & Milestones in Children
In this lesson we'll define developmental childhood, identify key milestones for each childhood age category, and understand how developmental milestones can help parents and healthcare teams assess a child's health and growth.
17. Low Self-Esteem & Puberty
The teen years can be challenging for adolescents. This lesson will discuss the connection between low self-esteem and puberty by reviewing potential physical and emotional factors that can lead to negative self-image.
18. Muscular Development in Children
Children develop muscle and implement new gross/fine motor skills quickly. In this lesson, we'll explore motor skill and muscular development in children.
19. Latchkey Kids: Definition, Effects & Statistics
With parents working, children are sometimes left alone for large amounts of time, especially before and after school and during school vacations. What effect does this have on the children? Find out more about latchkey kids and take a quiz to check your understanding.
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