Test Bank Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children 2nd Edition by Eva Moravcik

Test Bank Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children 2nd Edition by Eva Moravcik

Test Bank Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children 2nd Edition by Eva Moravcik

Test Bank Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children 2nd Edition by Eva Moravcik

Test Bank Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children 2nd Edition by Eva Moravcik

Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children, 2e (Moravcik)

Chapter 1 Curriculum That Engages Young Children

1.1 Multiple Choice

1) Planned curriculum is a teacher or teaching team using what they know about early childhood subject matter and intentionally designing:

  1. A) a learning environment that focuses solely on individual academic skills that will be required in Kindergarten.
  2. B) learning experiences in response to what they know and observe about children.
  3. C) a set curriculum with pre-planned activities for the entire year.
  4. D) learning experiences based upon what the teacher/team feels is important for children to learn.

Answer: B

2) Developmentally appropriate curriculum includes a rich and planned learning environment, a connection to the child's family and culture, and:

  1. A) the goal of all children reading and writing before Kindergarten entry.
  2. B) an emphasis on the value of play and child choice.
  3. C) a focus on helping children become responsible community members.
  4. D) the teaching of self-help and self-care skills.

Answer: B

3) The Developmentally Appropriate Practice Publication:

  1. A) prescribes what types of professional development early childhood teachers must have.
  2. B) is a "recipe" book of curriculum ideas for young children.
  3. C) is a framework of principles and guidelines for practice.
  4. D) is a set of developmental milestones and standards for young children.

Answer: C

4) Each subject area in the early childhood curriculum:

  1. A) can contribute to all domains of development.
  2. B) is focused on one area of domain.
  3. C) should be focused on during a particular time each day.
  4. D) require teachers be highly skilled in each area.

Answer: A

5) Which one of the following remains an important activity or activities throughout the early childhood years?

  1. A) worksheets
  2. B) relationships, routines, and spontaneous play
  3. C) quiet seat work activities
  4. D) listening and attending skills

Answer: B

6) The integrated approach to curriculum reflects the idea that children:

  1. A) learn best from teacher directed activities.
  2. B) do not stay focused or interested on a topic.
  3. C) learn holistically.
  4. D) require a lot of structure and direct instruction.

Answer: C

7) Some things that will influence curriculum decisions include:

  1. A) your values and beliefs about how children learn and what is worth knowing.
  2. B) the weather.
  3. C) children's challenging behaviors or special needs.
  4. D) your state's early learning standards.

Answer: A

8) Learning-centered curriculum is based on the children's:

  1. A) age.
  2. B) developmental stage, needs, and interests.
  3. C) gender.
  4. D) need to work on individual skills such as writing.

Answer: B

1.2 Short Answer

Answer the following question(s) in an approximate 1/2 page short answer.

1) What are some of the tasks and responsibilities of an early childhood practitioner when planning a curriculum?

Answer: Tasks and responsibilities:

- to understand and align with DAP: age appropriate; individually appropriate; culturally appropriate; intentionally matches practices and children; meets children where they are and guides their growth and challenge; diverse and appropriate teaching practices are used; practice is based on child development and knowledge of one's children

- to have knowledge of child development and theory

- knowledge of early childhood curriculum that addressed all areas of development (physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional)

- knowledge of early learning standards and the various impacts these have upon curriculum

2) In what ways would good early childhood curriculum reflect the ways in which young children learn?

Answer: Young children learn:

- through play and active exploration

- best when they have many and direct experiences with the world

- holistically

- through repeated experiences over time

- through reenacting what they have experienced

- from relationships

- best when home and school work together

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