ERIC Number: ED147228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Mortality American Style: A Tale of Two States. An Inquiry Teaching Module [And] Interchange. Population Education Newsletter. Vol. 6, No. 5, Nov. 1977.
Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
In this self-contained inquiry module, secondary or college level students analyze data to explain the differences in mortality rates in Nevada and Utah. The module is intended to help students: (1) translate and interpret demographic tables and charts; (2) form and test hypotheses to explain demographic pheonomena; (3) identify social, economic, and demographic variables that affect mortality; (4) draw conclusions about the effects of lifestyle on mortality; and (5) design original strategies for changing lifestyles so as to increase life expectancy. Throughout the exercise the teacher is primarily a facilitator. The teacher presents the data sheets of demographic tables and charts to the students one at a time, in sequence from 1 to 10. Students analyze each data sheet. The teacher may stimulate inquiry by asking questions if necessary. Students are also involved in supplementary activities. They write a proposal for legislation, are involved in class debates, and do library research. The November, 1977 issue of the newsletter Interchange which discusses the topic under study is also included. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Page 29 to 32 are of marginal reproducibility