American Family


Instructions Part 1: Interview with Two Senior Citizens (Age 65+) Provide a transcript of your interviews using these questions. Plan to interview at least two senior citizens in order to complete the assignment.  Questions: How old are you? Where were you born/raised? What was your family composition? How many siblings? Were your parents married? Did they ever divorce? What is your highest level of education? What is the biggest difference about families now, as opposed to when you were being raised? What do you think today’s families are lacking? What were your parents’ roles in your household? Was the community (neighbors, church, schools, etc.) more involved in the raising of families/children in your day? How so? Do you have any regrets? Are you involved in any activities? What could society do to better support you as you age? If you had to offer me one piece of advice about life, what would it be? Part II: 5- Paragraph Essay After you complete the interviews, review our readings of Week 2 Lessons. Write a 5-paragraph essay to include the following: Compare the two interviewees’ responses  Address any public policies available to support senior citizens Describe what are your two biggest ‘takeaways’ from these interviews To support your statements within your essay, be sure to include at least two (2) in-text citations and matching references.  The Five-Paragraph Essay: Three Formulas for Writing the Basic Academic Essay To submit, attach your document to the corresponding “Interviews with Two Senior Citizens”assignment under the Assignments tab.  Possible points Student points You presented a transcript of all required questions and corresponding answers. 30 Your essay included an evaluation of 2 responses from the interviewee, and you compared them to our readings (or outside scholarly sources). You also thoroughly explained how they are alike or different and why. You included potential policies to support this population, and your two takeaways. You met the 5 paragraph essay length requirements. 50 At least 2 citations are included in your essay and follow APA 6th ed. formatting style. 10 You made no errors in grammar or spelling that distract from the content. 10 100

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