future early childhood setting H u m a n i t i e s

future early childhood setting H u m a n i t i e s

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two toddlers painting on the floor

After completing Chapter 16, choose one of the “for reflection and discussion” questions on page 459 (with some modifications) to which to respond:

1. Why do you think it is important to encourage creativity in young children? What do you see as the key characteristics of creativity as young children (describe at least three)?

2. In two paragraphs, explain what important role adults play in developing and implementing creative arts activities for young children.

3. List and describe two music activities that you will want to use in your future early childhood setting. Why did you choose these activities, in particular?

4. What is the role of more structured activities for children in preschool or the primary grades?

Please number the question you choose (#1, #2, #3, or #4) and answer it fully in order to earn full credit. You should respond to two other students, even if their prompt differs from yours.

toddler playing with felt shapes on the wall

**Please make sure your original reply is posted by Wednesday of each week to give the rest of your classmates opportunities to reply and be replied to.

***Also note: to ensure authenticity of replies and encourage original thought, you must post your response before seeing the replies of your classmates.

After submitting your response, you will need to respond to TWO of your classmates’ responses.

**Criteria for posts: For all discussion forum posts (you will have them each week), be sure to respond in at least 250 words (about 2 paragraphs) for each original response. When you are asked to respond to a classmate’s post, your post must be at least 150 words (about a paragraph) to earn full points. All posts must be your own work, and should show depth of thought and include relevant details and examples to receive maximum points. Simply replying, “I agree” or “I disagree” will not suffice. You may begin with, “I agree with _____ because….” and go on to give detailed reasons for your agreement.

Following this format, you will earn points accordingly:

Up to 6 points for submitting your reply

Up to 2 points for responding to Student #1

Up to 2 points for responding to Student #2