Lesson 1 (from People Moving Through Time)
Chapter 1 - People Moving Through Time
"We suggest looking at the American lifecycle as it has actually been lived by each generation, from childhood through old age." In this lesson students will learn the meaning of a generational constellation and the characteristics of its four distinct generations.
1) In class writing - Define and give one example of a generational constellation.
2) Class discussion - What are the names of the four kinds of generations of any generational constellation? Name the characteristics of each four kinds of generations. What is "age location" and "peer personality"? Compare and contrast the four kinds of contemporary generations. How does an individual generation change as it ages?
3) Group project - Split the class into four groups. America has completed four generational cycles. Assign each group one cycle. The groups should then follow the cycle from beginning to end, noting the characteristics...
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