Sociology and Aging and the Elderly video

Video title: Aging and the Elderly

Use this Discovering Sociology video entitled Sociology and Aging and the Elderly to study the interrelationship and respective roles of biology and culture in growing old and the life changes in growing old.

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  • Sociology and Aging. Learn about Aging and the Elderly. Gain a global perspective on the major methods, theories, and findings in the field of sociology. Learn about Aging and the Elderlythe origins of sociology and how the logic of science is used to study human society.
  • Study four models of social organization by Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Gerhard and Jean Lenski.
  • Examine the five major components of culture and see how social inequality exists among social classes, races, genders, and age groups.
  • Study the effect that economic systems have on the workplace, politics and government, family, religion, education, and health and medicine.
  • Witness the global social changes that occur through population growth and urbanization and explore how people seek or resist social change through various forms of collective behavior and social movements.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables students to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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