Extra Credit Assignment

10 Points extra



Impact of media on children's development

Write a two page paper, approximately 800 words.

Watch approximately 30 minutes of a television program that is aired before 9 PM. As you observe, note what children might learn from it in terms of:


Who are the heroes? (gender, ethnicity, race?)

What are they valued for? (strength, kindness, intelligence, creativity, physical beauty, aggression, sharing...etc?)

How often do you see violent behaviors? What type of violent behavior?

How often do you see collaborative and supportive behavior among the actors?

How are minorities portrayed?

What impact do you think the program would have on a child in early childhood and in middle childhood?


No need to cite sources. No need to add bibliography.