Youth and Aging

Is it young vs old?  Maybe in some ways.  In 1970 a large percent of the population was 15 years and younger.  This is a society that has to pay attention to children and teens.  But as birth rates fall and life spans extend, we are seeing a change in the world age distribution. As the global population becomes less youth heavy what changes do you think we will see?

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From The World ReShaped

This week the young, the old and the in-betweens.

Procrastination:

POP Quiz on Marriage

Before Dec 8:

–Read both articles and take notes:

Laurence Steinberg, “The Case for Delayed Adulthood

Dominic Preston, “Wasting Your 20s with a Purpose”

Notes should include: author’s main idea, reasons, evidence and their so what?

–Watch TED talk and take notes as above:

Meg Jay “Why 30 is Not the New 20”

–Write a response paper:

How will you view your 20s?  As extended adolescence with no responsibilities and lots of fun? As a time with few responsibilities and purposeful exploration? Or as a time to begin adulthood with all of its responsibilities?

Paragraph one – Answer the question “How do you view the 20s and why?”Include at least two supporting quotes.

Paragraph two- Based on paragraph one – describe what your 20s will look like.  Consider jobs, schooling, living situation, relationships, etc

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The Fine Art of Adulting

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