Value: 30% of your final grade
Due: End of Week 13
Use 12-point Times Roman font, and one-inch margins
A cover page
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You’ve learned a lot in the class about the physical, cognitive, and social development
of children. Now is your chance to apply that knowledge, and hopefully have some fun
doing it. You will be analyzing four short videos.
In the first video, 26-month-old Roman shows you how to make a cake. Watch this
video and takes notes about his gross and fine motor skills, his language skills, and his
interactions with his mother. You will find the video
here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J5_r7-hcXc (Links to an external site.)
The second video shows Roman at 42 months making snow man ice cream. Watch this
video and take notes about his gross and fine motor skills, his language skills, and his
interactions with his mother. How have they changed? How has his appearance
changed? You will find the second video here:
3-year-old makes ice cream (Links to an external site.)
The third video shows 5-year-old Hailey making popovers. Watch this video and takes
notes about her gross and fine motor skills, her language skills, and her interactions
with her sister. Compare her abilities to Roman. How are they different? You will find the
third video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bE5jOD6JKY (Links to an external
The fourth video shows Hailey, now seven years old, making crepes with her
grandmother and sister. Watch this video and takes notes about her gross and fine
motor skills, her language skills, and her interactions with her sister. Compare her
abilities to her video from age 5. You will find the fourth video
here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uPQkpnGVp4 (Links to an external site.)
Once you have watched all four videos and taken notes on Roman and Hailey’s
development you are now ready to write your paper. Your paper should be 5 pages
long plus a cover page. In it, you need to describe how these videos illustrate
the physical, cognitive, social, and language development of Roman and Hailey.
Your paper should focus on (1) what behaviours Roman and Hailey show in each video
and (2) how these behaviours illustrate their level of development. To do this you will
need to both describe the behaviour in the video and talk about specific theories
or findings from your textbook. You need to support your observations with
reference to specific theories from the course.
You are expected to use your textbook and class notes as references (you may use
additional sources). You do not need to submit a reference page or use citations within
Your assignments will be graded according to the following criteria:
Clarity and formatting: Is your paper easy to read? Are your ideas easy to
understand? Is it double-spaced? Does it have a cover page?
Relevance: Is the content of your paper on topic or does it wander?
Accuracy: Do you explain information correctly?
Insight: Do you contribute new ideas or make new connections between pieces of
information? Are you able to clearly show the link between what you observe in the
video and what you have learned in class?