This curriculum toolkit collects instructional resources for college faculty that range widely in academic subjects, holding common ground in their connection to Fred Rogers’ legacy. Fred Rogers’ life work was informed by his advanced study of child development and insatiable curiosity that reached across academic disciplines from mass communication to music theory. In like spirit, we hope that the resources collected here inspire curiosity and innovative educational practices. For faculty designing and implementing courses we have collected syllabi and assignments, and collected and created in-class activities often paired with Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and other video clips ready to play in your classroom. You will also find important pedagogical and discipline-specific research abstracts as well as links to other websites to inform and inspire your courses. Please comment on how you use and alter materials here and contribute your own. Search, browse, or check out today’s favorite features.
Here are some of our favorite resources
- The Art of Play
- Children and Media
- Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature 10-page Paper and Abstract
- Review of Children’s Literature, Film, and Video Game
- Children’s Television: Passive and Active Engagement
- Child Development: Transitional Object Theory
The contents of the Curriculum Toolkit were developed under a Congressionally-directed grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.