In Chapter 1, you’ve been learning about how the sociocultural context influences development, as one theme of child development. For this activity, read p. 19-22 to learn about different contexts of development, such as socioeconomic status, and the development of children who grow up impoverished. Then, go to the National Center of Children in Poverty’s website [http://nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html (copy this website into a new browser)] and read more about child poverty in the U.S. and Tennessee.

1) Describe 5 specific things you learned from these readings (both of them) about the relation between child poverty and children’s development and how this changes or impacts your thinking. [It is very important that you cite your sources in-text and provide full citations of your references at the end of this activity.]

2) Finally, relate what you learned to observations from your own life and childhood and those around you (friends, family, etc.).