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Predict the future

What changes do you think you will see in your lifetime? Consider the areas of communication, transportation, food, climate, mass media, economy, workplace, daily routines, and family life.

Choose one of your ideas about the future and develop it further. How will this change affect your life? Will you benefit from it, or not?

Write a narrative or essay about your prediction and its impact on life in the future.

Interview an older relative or friend

Interview an older relative or friend about the changes that have occurred in his or her lifetime. Consider going to a senior citizen’s home and asking if any of the people there would like to share their stories with you. Prepare your questions ahead of time.

Ask open-ended questions such as:

  • What changes have occured in modes of transportation in your lifetime? How do you feel about these changes?
  • What was your daily routine like when you were my age?
  • What has remained constant throughout your life?
  • Do you have any advice to share about adapting to a changing world?

In your report on your interview(s) discuss which responses were most interesting. Were you surprised by any of the changes described? Why or why not?