In this section of the course, we will watch The Education of Shelby Knox and discuss two assigned articles:  “Avenue to Adulthood,” p. 338-350 and Bogle, Hooking Up and Dating: A Comparison, p. 134-154 (textbook). Be sure to take notes on the articles and be ready to have a discussion about them in class. How does this information intersect with our discussion of institutions in the last section? What are the sociological reasons for high rates of teen pregnancy? What is the situation with sex education in high schools under Obama, as compared to Bush’s abstinence only policy? 

The article “Avenue to Adulthood,” is chock full of information and statistics. Please review this carefully. What does the article say is the most important social issue promoting teen pregnancy? What is the US teen pregnancy rate? How does it compare internationally? How do the intersections of race and class impact teen pregnancy?

Statistics on teen pregnancy by state

International comparison

Statistics on sex education by state

Article: Let’s Not Panic Over Women With More Education Having Fewer Kids

Group 2 should post their link to Storify in the comment section below, with a description and names of group members.

We also ready the article from our textbook, “Hooking Up and Dating: A Comparison.” What did the author have to say on the topics of: sex, the rules, love, the group, alcohol, status, adulthood, and continuing gender inequality? Be ready to discuss.

Class Prezi on teen pregnancy and hook up culture.