Part of Unit: Geriatrics
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Stereotypes exist for all age groups. Teenagers are often subjected to negative generalizations, likewise people often misunderstand the normal variations of the aging process and many myths concerning the elderly exist.
California Career and Technical Education Standards
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- HSMT.FS.2.0 Communications
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California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
Differentiate between facts and myths regarding 6 aspects of aging.
Activities in this Lesson
- Pop Quiz - Hooks / Set
Tell students, " I need you to get out a blank piece of paper and we are going to take a Pop Quiz" True or False....
#1 Most elderly individuals are cared for in institutions or Long Term Care (LTC)/Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF).
#2 Anyone over 65 is old.
#3 Elderly people are incompetent and unable to make decisions and handling their own affairs.
#4 All elderly people live in poverty.
#5 Older people are unhappy and lonely.
#6 Elderly people do not want to work.
#7 Retired people are bored and have nothing to do.
Ask the students to correct their papers. Tell students that all of the answers are false. Share with students that sometimes people think about others in ways that are not true. These are called Myths. Often, younger people do not have an idea of what older people think or do. Ask the students, "Do you think there are myths about teenagers just as their are myths about elderly people?" Have a discussion about some of the common myths about teenagers (rude, spoiled, on drugs, etc).
- Write all about it. - Assessment
Students will be asked to interview and elderly person (see handout below). Students will be expected to share out about some of the myths they held about elderly people and what they learned from the interveiw process.
- Assessment Types:
- Teacher-Made Test,
students will take a quiz at the end of the geriatric unit (includes content from other lessons)
students will do the assignment: Interview an Elderly Person