How much has global life expectancy changed over the past 300 years?
How accurate was your prediction?
What is most surprising about this information?
What is the big picture this chart tells?
What are three causes of the change in life expectancy?
What are two consequences of the change in life expectancy?
Is this all good news?
On average, how long did your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great (you get the drift-I'm taking you back to 1322) grandparents live?
How different do you think this chart will look in 100 more years? in 1000?
Are we at the end of mortality - in other words, could life expectancy continue to increase so much that we no longer have to worry about death?
If we could defeat death, would that be a good thing?
Imagine you were the president of the United States of America. In the comments section, list the one policy you could implement that would do the most to increase life expectancy across the globe.