20 Unit 1 Children and Families in Today’s World
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After studying this lesson, you will be able to
• recognize the beneﬁ ts of studying children.
• assess Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs.
• explain Brazelton and Greenspan’s seven basic needs of all children.
• develop observation skills.
As you read this lesson, use a tree diagram
like the one shown to organize what you learn
about observing children. Write Observing
Children in the top circle and write major
concepts and then smaller details in the
In learning about children, you will also learn a great deal about yourself. As you
read this lesson, consider what each concept you learn might teach you about
yourself. Keep a list of these ideas, placing a star beside any concepts that
especially interest you. After reading the lesson, pick two or three of these ideas
and write a few paragraphs reflecting on how the content in this lesson helped or
will help you understand yourself.