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History Dept | Brooklyn College Library

HIST 3320: The History of Childhood


Discussion Questions

  • How do we locate children and childhood as valid subjects of historical investigation? 
  • According to Steven Mintz, why is the knowledge of the history of childhood valuable?
  • What are the benefits of studying the History of Childhood?
  • Why is it important to study a global history of childhood?
  • What are the different kinds of sources that help us write histories of childhood? Discuss at least four from the list on the syllabus. Feel free to bring in outside examples. 

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