FERAL CHILDREN POWERPOINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Many children, believe it or not, have been raised in an environment void of consistent
human contact. In fact, in the most extreme cases wild animals have raised kids, ranging
from wolves to birds to monkeys.
Your task, in groups of three, is to research a randomly selected child and then create a
PowerPoint presentation for the rest of the class. Your PowerPoint should cover the
Background of the child (date of birth, hometown, family information, where they
were found, who found them, how old they were, etc)
Behaviours (how did they act when first found, what did they look like, etc?)
What skills and languages did they learn after being rescued?
What was their prognosis? How successful were they at learning languages?
Do you think they should have been left alone?
What does this case say about the nature v. nurture debate?
What would prominent anthropologists say about your “wild child.” (EACH
INDIVIDUAL SHOULD PICK ONE ANTHROPOLOGIST AND ATTEMPT TO
EXPLAIN WHAT THEY MIGHT SAY ABOUT THE CHILD)
Three questions you would ask about this case that could enhance your
understanding. (ONE PER STUDENT)
Your PowerPoint will be a group effort. Members will be asked to submit a
paragraph outlining their contributions to the group and the contributions of
others. See Mr. Teskey if the work is not being shared equally. That is all.
You will be assessed on the following criteria:
Knowledge: understanding of child’s upbringing, nature/nurture debate
Thinking: level of questions posed to enhance learning
Communication: ability to present findings; visual appeal of presentation
Application: ability to apply feral child to prominent anthropologist