What challenges would a single parent face?
C. The goal of this assignment is to compare these two addresses. How different would your life be in you lived in these neighborhoods? What advantages/challenges would you face? Is it possible to live in these areas when working minimum wage jobs? What challenges would a single parent face? D. Your reflection should touch on the following themes (Hint: This is a sound organization for your essay?) ? Mapping Terrain: For each address, use tools like Google Map, Zillow, and other research to answer the following: Who lives here? How much would it cost to live in each area? What amenities exist? (E.g., how good is the school district? Is there quality medical care? What groceries are nearby, and do they see as though they would be high quality?) Would you be able to commute to work and necessary amenities without a car? Would you be able to find minimum wage work there or commute long distances? Does the area seem safe? ? Thinking About Social Position: Imagine you are the single parent from the SPENT exercise: What would be the advantages and challenges of living in each location? What opportunities might your child have? What barriers would they face? Would the area be affordable? ? Reflecting on Your Social Location: How are these places similar/ different from your upbringing? What, if anything did you hear about these areas growing up? How might your position shape how you think about these areas? ? Using Your Sociological Imagination: Use readings and concepts from the course to explain why lives are so different at these addresses. What causes these disparities? What implications does this have for residents’ ability to attain the American Dream? And what might a sociologist suggest we do to improve the situation? These are the addresses 151 Clinton Street, Hempstead, NY 4) 5-98 149th Street, Queens, NY