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The Effect of Modernization on the Roles of Elders in Traditional Societies

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The time of life after age 65 is called:

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1. Pre-industrial societies were mostly before the _____ century.

2. The idea that traditions are valued less in industrialized societies is called the _____ theory.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of an older person's contributions to society in pre-industrial societies and why older adults are valued less according to theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Term for time of life after age 65
  • When pre-industrial societies occurred
  • Theory that supports the idea that certain customs are valued less in industrialized societies
  • An older person's contribution(s) in pre-industrial societies
  • Why older adults are valued less according to theory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the roles of elders lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the theory that certain practices are valued less as a society moves from pre-industrialized to industrialized
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about an older person's contributions to society in pre-industrial societies

Additional Learning

To learn more about elders, review the lesson titled The Effect of Modernization on the Roles of Elders in Traditional Societies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify how the responsibilities of older adults have changed over time
  • Review how elders were treated in pre-industrial societies and why they were important
  • Understand how industrialization affects the value a culture places on its elderly adults
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