Learning Objectives

  1. Compare one’s own emotional and cognitive reactions to three case studies.
  2. Describe how the social context of middle childhood has changed over time and place.
  3. Identify examples of the ways the multigenerational family influences middle childhood development.
  4. Summarize typical physical, cognitive, cultural identity, emotional, social, and spiritual development during middle childhood.
  5. Analyze the role of formal schooling in middle childhood development.
  6. Analyze special challenges to middle childhood development.
  7. Give examples of important risk factors and protective factors in middle childhood.
  8. Apply knowledge of middle childhood to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.