Activity 2C: Community Average Life Span Extension: Cemetery Field Trip

Compare student findings with community statistics. Have students study the “Obituary” section of the newspaper for one week. Record age at death by male/ female breakdown. Compare community life span to student findings. Students need to record this data in their journals for later activities, but they should be reminded that this may not be a complete picture of city vital statistics. 


Extension Activity
Cemetery Field Trip:
As a possible extension activity, students could visit a local cemetery or monument.


Calculation, life span, age, mean, data comparison, field trip


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Unit Reference: 
A Look at Me
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 2: My Family and Me