How Risky is Life?

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"Life is more risk management, rather than exclusion of risks." -Walter Wriston. Scholars use provided mortality data to determine how likely it is a person will die from a particular cause. They compare the data to the perception of the risk of death from these causes.

 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class research more recent population data and statistics to use in the lessons
Classroom Considerations
  • Each lesson requires certain materials; see beginning of each lesson for complete list
  • Be sure the software for stage four works on your computer
Pros
  • Teacher notes are given in a different color to distinguish them from the rest of the lesson guide
  • Reproducible student worksheets are all grouped together in the resource for easy printing
Cons
  • Provided mortality data is for England; statistics might be different for the U.S.