Social Mobility

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 7, 8

· Minimum of 1 outside scholarly source (in addition to the textbook/lesson)

Initial Post Instructions
Think of a person you know (either yourself, someone you know, or even a famous person with, perhaps a “rags to riches” story) who has experienced significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations.

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

· Option 1: Briefly describe the person (and be sure to respect confidentiality of others and, as always, remember to be respectful of potentially sensitive information, and remember there is no guarantee of privacy). Describe the person’s significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations. How do you think the person’s values and behavior might differ had the person experienced the opposite pattern of mobility?

· Option 2: Briefly describe the person (and be sure to respect confidentiality of others and, as always, remember to be respectful of potentially sensitive information, and remember there is no guarantee of privacy). Describe the person’s significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations. How might experiences have been different had the person’s family been of a different ethnic or racial origin?

Writing Requirements

· Length: 1 Full Page

· APA format for in-text citations and list of references

· Include citations from at least the assigned textbook/lesson reading and one additional outside scholarly source to support your response.