Attitudes Toward the Elderly
You have just finished reading Cousins by Virginia Hamilton . You learned that Cammie had a strong personal relationship with her grandmother. Her cousins Patricia Ann and Elodie experienced a very different relationship with Gram Tut. Virginia Hamilton drew on her own family experiences in developing this novel.
You have been asked to participate in research about the elderly in order to create a survey about their experiences. You and your fellow researchers will help in developing a questionnaire to use in surveying the elderly.
Essential Question: How do attitudes toward the elderly differ in different American cultural groups?
Before you can develop a questionnaire, you will need to conduct research. You and your fellow classmates will be divided into six groups to research information on the attitudes toward the elderly and preserving family traditions. Each group will locate information about one of the following groups: Native American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, and African American.
Your group is to make a presentation to inform the class about your cultural group. You may make your presentation as a Power Point slide show or a video. Each group member will be responsible for creating at least two slides.
Your group's PowerPoint should include at least:
When all groups have shared their information, the class will create a questionnaire to survey the elderly.
Power Point Slide Scoring Tool for your two slides
The content of your slide show.
You will also be graded as to your group work:
Your teacher may also decide to assign an alternate presentation from the following list:
|Essential Question: How do attitudes toward the elderly differ in different American cultural groups?|
Gather information from a
variety of sources.
Analyze your completed note-taking organizer.
Synthesize your findings by reviewing the Power Point shows the groups made.
Evaluate the effectiveness of your research for the task.
Now that you have completed your research, it's time to create the class questionnaire. To assist in creating the questionnaire, take a look at Tips for Creating the Questionnaire. Also, look at the assessment that you will use to evaluate the result.
Extension Activities: Write to a retirement community in your area, asking for the names of some of the residents. Write to one of the residents and explain about your research. Extend an invitation to come to visit the class to view the Power Point presentations and talk with you.