Webinar for Educators: Extra Life in the Classroom – Jun 10
Posted by Pulitzer Center on May 25, 2021
On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT, please join the Pulitzer Center for a virtual panel with educators from five cities who will describe their experiences connecting students to Extra Life and The Living Century, two multi platform projects from PBS and The New York Times Magazine that trace the modern history of life expectancy. Science journalist Steven Johnson, who led the reporting for both projects, will moderate the discussion.
In the last century or so, global life expectancy has almost doubled. Childhood mortality worldwide has decreased by a factor of 10. This change, the “extra life” brought about by the aggregate effects of healthcare interventions, experiments, and innovations, should be understood as the single most important development of our era. It also has distinct implications for how history and science can be taught to students in K-12 classrooms.
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