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The challenge of developing great assignments
Marion Field Fass, Beloit College 2010
1) 1820 to present -- what time periods represent the greatest increase in life expectancy?
2) Choose 5 countries from 5 different continents and look at life expectancy. What hypotheses do you have about differences you observe?
3) Repeat 1 and 2 using children per woman (Fertility) as your independent variable (horizontal axis). Does this change what you observe? What do you think is the relationship between fertility and life expectancy?
http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/country.php US Census Bureau
MOVING AGE PYRAMIC http://www.china-profile.com/data/ani_pop_1.htm
Animation of Internet users 2000 to 2007