Contains a PowerPoint presentation covering language structure and development. This would likely best be used in the Cognition unit in a Psychology or AP Psychology course, but could be useful elsewhere as well.
The PowerPoint is HIGHLY animated and is designed to capture student attention. Each slide has transitions along with rich, moving media. Additionally, a guided note sheet is included in the zip file to help students follow along with the presentation.
Topics covered include:
-- A communication activity to demonstrate how much we depend on languge in daily life
-- Building Blocks of Language
-- Stages of Language Development
-- Babbling Stage
-- One-Word Stage
-- Two-Word Stage
-- Noam Chomsky's Theory of Inborn Universal Grammar
-- B.F. Skinner's Theory of Operant Learning
-- Whorf's Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis (Linguistic Determinism)
Please note that the fonts "Clarendon Condensed and "Kozuka Mincho Pro B" are used in these documents. If your computer does not have these fonts installed, it will automatically replace them with a default font, which will cause it to look different than the screenshots indicated and require you to re-format the slides.
By purchasing this file, you agree not to make it publicly available (on websites, etc.) or to share with any other teachers. It is intended for classroom use only.