Children and Families Boyhood
This assignment requires you to watch the movie Boyhood (2014), directed by Richard Linklater. The film is available to stream through Netflix or rents from a number of online sources. If you need to find it online check out the streaming search engine, Just Watch. (Links to an external site.) It’s a great resource (especially if your 3-year-old nephew suddenly demands you watch Dinosaur Train and you can’t find it for the life of you). When I last checked here were the results for Boyhood.
This movie follows the character of Mason from early childhood through adolescence, to his arrival at college. You will take notes of Mason’s development as he grows up through the course of the movie.
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Watch the entire movie Boyhood
Write up your observations
The purpose of watching this movie is to gain exposure to the developmental changes children experience as they age. Also, the movie offers insight into how family relationships impact development. Throughout the course of the movie, Mason ages from 6 years old to 18 years old. Observing the physical, emotional/social, and cognitive changes he undergoes throughout the movie is an excellent way for you to see concepts learned in class in a tangible, active way.
The movie was filmed over the course of 12 years so you will be able to see physical changes of the actor Ellar Coltrane (who plays Mason) as he grows up. The context of the storyline, again, will give you insight into the role of the family in children’s development.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE RUBRIC EXACTLY AND INCLUDE A PICTURE OF OBSERVATION NOTES