36 Questions to help students follow along with the PBS video "Frontline: Can You Afford to Retire?" This video is available free online (see link at the end of the description). It's perfect for economics classes and shows students how pension obligations have shifted to the worker who needs to save for retirement throughout his or her entire working life. It also heavily treats the subject of corporate bankruptcy and how changes in bankruptcy law have favored businesses over workers.
Questions can also be used to test them after viewing the program -- hence this question set is both an activity and a test.
Teacher convenience is a hallmark of my products. These video questions are provided in two formats to help you: a file your word processor can open, so you can easily print out worksheets or modify the questions to suit your own needs, and an Examview test bank of the same questions so you can use the questions electronically with Examview or CPS, if you wish -- either way, you won't have to type them in to get them into the format you need.
There are 31 True/False and 5 Multiple Choice questions. Some answers are annotated with additional details to help you guide the students through discussion of the material, if you wish.
The preview shows you 4 of the True/False and 2 of the Multiple Choice questions.
PBS Program Summary: The baby boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: many of them will be long on life expectancy but short on savings. The two main strategies for funding retirement -- lifetime pensions and 401(k)-style savings plans -- are in serious trouble. In "Can You Afford to Retire?" FRONTLINE correspondent Hedrick Smith investigates this looming financial crisis and the outlook for middle-class Americans.
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To watch "Frontline: Can You Afford to Retire?" online go to the following link: