Forever Young: America’s Obsession with Never Growing Old

This Forever Young: America’s Obsession with Never Growing Old worksheet also includes:

Why is it so important to appear young? Invite your learners to read an article that tackles this question, respond to text-based questions about the article, and decide if they agree or disagree with the author by jotting down notes to two questions up for class discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Add this to your unit on the value of youth
  • Require learners to mark the text as they read, paying attention to claims and supporting evidence
  • While listed as discussion questions, the final questions could be used as prompts for more extended writing assignments
Classroom Considerations
  • Note that the author does mention Viagra in the first paragraph when talking about various medications and procedures available for looking young
  • A copy of the article is included on the first two pages of the resource
  • Questions require individuals to use textual evidence and higher-level thinking skills
  • There are a few typos in the article