The Life Course Perspective

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1. A group of people who experience a similar sequence of historical events in their life can be described best by what term?

2. Choose the example of a life event.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The life course perspective is a study of the social sciences that attempts to explain how a person's history and experiences can guide their future. The quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the development of the perspective as well as related vocabulary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Groups that experience comparable events in history
  • How turning points affect lives
  • Change caused by life events
  • Examples of life events

Skills Practiced

Assess the following skills with the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social sciences lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the life course perspective
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as life event and turning point

Additional Learning

To learn more about life course theory, review the accompanying lesson called The Life Course Perspective. This lesson includes the following goals:

  • Explore the ways that historical events and cultural shifts impact lives
  • Identify examples of cohorts
  • Explain events that can change trajectories
  • Name some examples of turning points
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