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Introduction to Child Development

Main Core Tie

Child Development
Strand 1 Standard 1

Additional Core Ties

Child Development
Strand 1 Standard 2

Time Frame

1 class periods of 90 minutes each

Life Skills

Social & Civic Responsibility


Jason Skidmore


The study of children should be an important part of every person's life. We cannot communicate with children if we do not understand them. Our lives have been greatly influenced by our childhood and our experiences.

Background for Teachers

Student Prior Knowledge

Childhood experience!

Instructional Procedures

The teacher could introduce herself/himself by unpacking a suitcase full of items that in some way represent his/her life. It should be a fun introduction that tries to help each class member identify with the teacher in some way. Bringing in your own baby pictures and telling about some of your childhood experiences may also help students relate to you.

Assessment Plan

Observation of the students during the introduction of themselves and their participation in the discussions and learning activities. You may have the students turn in one of the Activity sheets you hand out to them.

Created: 01/25/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018