Fall 2014 textbook is Berger (2012*). The Developing Person Through the Lifespan. New York: Worth Publishers. The book is available in several formats; this presentation describes what’s available. (The 2012 8th edition or the new 2014 9th edition are both acceptable.)
GRADES for face-to-face classes will be posted via googledoc; click on the tab at the bottom of the googledoc for the correct class. (The word “GRADES” will become an active link when there are grades to view.)
Course Information (updated for Spring 2014): All of the course information documents will open in googledocs in separate windows.
Syllabus for Lifespan Development (general course information & policies)
Welcome letter for online students
Course Overview for Lifespan Development (schedule & due dates with links to course lessons)
Honors: See the LSC-Tomball Honors Program page for the Student Handbook and other important Honors Program information. A student can earn Honors Credit without concurrent membership in the Honors Program. You must contact me within the first 2 weeks of classes Face-to-face only) if you are interested in doing an honors contract for this course.
Assignments & Lesson Outlines are linked to documents via the Course Overview
Here’s what you should do: Open the course overview in the link above. Read it. Mark the assignments in your calendar. Click on the links for each lesson to see details about assignments. This overview document will be updated regularly with new links.
Grading Rubric for Journal (updated 10/28/12)
Notes, handouts, etc.:
Power-point lecture notes for each chapter - you can print these to use in class (in the action menu at the bottom of the screen you can download it or print it — and you can tell it not to print the background and to print 6 slides per page, to be more efficient).
The textbook website has other materials that may be helpful.
Chapter 1 lecture slides
slides from the Presentation on Genetic Counseling by Jessica Davis and Michelle McDougle from UT Health
Birth videos: Nova: Life’s Greatest Miracle and/or “The Business of Being Born”, which you can rent here: https://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/store_stream.php – at the very least, watch the trailer.
Supplementary slides on breastfeeding & ASL (to go with chapters 5 & 6)
The Hormone Surge of Middle Childhood (NY Times article)
Maurice Sendak (author of “Where the Wild Things Are” talked about his new book, “Bumble-Ardy” on the radio show “Fresh Air“. Toward the end, he spoke about how he was dealing with the process of aging, losing friends, a life review and his perspective on dying. He died in late 2012.
Exam Review Sheets (F2F classes only):
Other links & comments:
A book about girls & the princess culture: “Cinderella Ate My Daughter” by Peggy Orenstein
Browse Inside this book
Listen to this NPR report on Shankar Vedantam’s book “The Hidden Brain”. Think about how this is related to children’s understanding of gender, social roles, prejudice and stereotyping.
As we discuss in class, the research is clear that there is NO LINK between autism and vaccines. Yet, parents are often still concerned about the vaccine schedule for young children. As NPR reported, Vaccines’ Benefits Trump Concerns — and children are still better off getting vaccinated on schedule. There’s a related storyon adapting vaccines for older adults, too.
This brief article in the NYTimes addresses children’s language development and when to worry.