Week 9B Lecture Notes

Week 9B Lecture Notes - In America we started the term of...

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Week 9B Lecture Notes 11/30/05 Children’s Folklore -Folk group that everyone has in common so universal, but also temporary b/c you grow out of it. B/c universal think everyone will be able to see it and the similarities, yet there are many diff outlooks on childhood. -some cultures have kids being like little adults taking parts of the family chores 1700’s. Boys and girls wear dresses when young until potty trained then can wear pants and get a haircut. -Victorian era gave us ideas that children were innocent and needed to be protected. Had special toys, books. -Strowel Peter is a book that has a bunch of nasty tales that tell about how kids punished for disobeying parents. A lot crueler then stories red today. This is same time as Victorian era yet in diff place. -Middle ages the home was the center for everyday life. Grandparents watch kids while parents are working the field etc. -Nowadays we have ideas about child labor and how bad it is for kids to work. >Hard to define when you pass out of childhood b/c depends on culture.
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Unformatted text preview: In America we started the term of teenager. So here don’t just pass from being a child to adult. (ex. Of Transition out of childhood: puberty, getting a drivers license, moving out, getting married, having a kid)-richer families often times make the transition earlier b/c a lot of times children will be economically dependent for a longer period of time. >who should kids hang out with? People of their own age where going through same stuff kind of around the same time. Hang out with adults and may be more mature but they can’t gain everything b/c not mature enough. Create groups separating boys from girls. Has origins b/c of premarital sex. Children’s folklore: Cultural specifics may vary widely. >Childrens’s games: have written rules, but most often passed on through communication between friends and those who are older. Traditional but there are many variations, such as the diff ways to make a hopscotch board....
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2008 for the course WAC 22 taught by Professor Schoemaker during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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