We are working on some new activities, called Data Connections, to accompany Kathleen Berger's series of developmental psychology books: Invitation to the Life Span, The Developing Person Through the Life Span, and The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence. These short online activities are meant to help students connect topics in the book to the world outside the classroom, teach them to think critically, and engage them with the material.
We would love to hear what you think of some of these new Data Connections. Below are the links to two activities: one about how economic equality affects development globally, and one about risk-taking behaviors among young people in the US. Each takes no more than a few minutes to complete. Once you've finished the activities, comment below with your thoughts, focusing on the following questions:
1. What do you like most about these activities?
2. Is there anything about them you would change?
3. Do you think these activities would engage your students?
4. Would they encourage critical thinking?
5. Would you assign these and other similar activities to your class?
Thanks for reading, and we hope you'll take a few minutes to tell us what you think!