Your task is to describe and state the implications of what makes each cohort different, unique, and distinct. To do this, choose two different cohorts (generations). Below are generations from which to choose, with a rough summary of time spans:
The Greatest Generation: Born between 1910 and 1923
The Silent Generation: Born between 1924 and 1944
Baby Boomers I: Born between 1945 and 1955
Baby Boomers II: Born between 1956 and 1964
Generation X: Born between 1965 and 1984
Generation Y: AKA the Millennials; Born between 1985 and 1999
Generation Z: Born between 2000 and ????
An alternative??? Interview individuals from two different cohorts (e.g. your parents and grandparents) asking them about what it was like for them to be teenagers (e.g. what music did they listen to, what did they care about, what were gender roles like, what political/cultural events influenced their thinking and values, etc).
Analyze your discoveries about the differing cohorts by answering the following questions:
—What cohort is represented?
—When did that generation come of age (e.g. when were they teenagers)?
—What historical event(s) took place during that period?
—What values are expressed by this cohort?
—How do these generations differ (especially with regard to history, culture, and values)???
—How can this information be useful when talking or working with patients from this cohort?