Generational History and Values. Your task is to describe and state the implications of what makes each cohort different, unique, and distinct. To do this, choose two different cohorts (generations). Below are generations from which to choose, with a “rough” summary of time spans: The Greatest Generation: Born between 1910 and 1923, The Silent Generation: Born between 1924 and 1944, Baby Boomers I: Born between 1945 and 1955, Baby Boomers II: Born between 1956 and 1964, Generation X: Born between 1965 and 1984, Generation Y: AKA “the Millennials;” Born between 1985 and 1999, Generation Z: Born between 2000 and ????
Then watch at least two movies or listen to two complete CD’s (record albums) from each of these cohorts (generations). Summarize and analyze the historical events and arts content of the selected cohorts. An alternative: Interview individuals from two different cohorts (e.g. your parents and grandparents) asking them about what it was like for them to be teenagers (e.g. what music they listened to, what they cared about, what were gender roles like, what political/cultural events influenced their thinking and values, etc).
Analyze your discoveries about the differing cohorts by answering the following questions:
What cohort is represented? When did that generation “come of age” (e.g. when were they teenagers)? What historical event(s) took place during that period? What values are expressed by this cohort? How do these generations differ (especially with regard to history, culture, and values)??? How can this information be useful when talking or working with patients from this cohort?
Use APA or other scholarly writing format (e.g. MLA). Integrate citations within your text and include a reference page at the end of your paper.