In our next class, on Tuesday February 11, we will be reviewing the movie Consuming Kids and the two articles assigned.
Each group should create a Storify.com page illustrating their segment of the documentary,  including quotes from the assigned reading:
Group 1: The Floodgates Open (starts 6:31) / By Any Means Necessary (starts: 13:33)
Group 2: Under the Microscope (starts: 24:20)
Group 3: Brand New World (starts 31:34)
Group 4: Cradle to Grave (starts 37:40) Rewiring Childhood (starts 46:48)
Group 5: Our Future (starts: )

Finally, students should also write more about their research topic by adding to their blog posting where they defined their topic. Besides the topic, include the following: (Do not use this example for your own topic!)
Specific sociological research question(s), for example: “How does poverty contribute to teen pregnancy?”
List three hypothesis for your topic: 1) Poverty provides a lack of material and social resources during the beginning of life that would contribute towards pursuing higher education and professional career development. 2) Poverty limits individuals geographically into areas of concentrated poverty, which exasperate opportunities, 3) Poverty contributes to a lack of professional opportunities and resources that would lift parents and children out of poverty, thus promoting a cycle.
Three initial academic references: 1) Morgan, S. Philip, “Thinking about demographic family difference: Fertility differentials in an unequal society,” in Marcia J. Carlson and Paula England (eds.), Social Class and Changing Families in an Unequal America (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011).
2) Raley, Gabrielle, “Avenue to adulthood: Teenage Pregnancy and the meaning of motherhood in poor communities,” In Stephanie Coontz (ed.) American Families: A Multicultural Reader (New York: Routledge, 2008).
3) Furstenberg, Frank F., Destinies of the Disadvantaged: The Politics of Teen Childbearing (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2007.
Include a picture: find an image that is representative (but not stereotypical) of your topic and include it.

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