Lesson Plan: Shorted: The first generation with a shorter life expectancy than their parents

In this project, much of the learning responsibility is placed on the student. The driving question is open ended enough that several answers and perspectives are possible. Students will be expected to conduct independent research and create a project that is unique and covers the topic thoroughly. Most of the classroom sessions are structured around viewing Weight of the Nation from HBO, reading articles, discussing and debating, and conducting hands-on activities.

Author: Vance Kite


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