FC: Time Line Project by Michelle Obert
1: Table of Contents Page 2: Subject Description Page 3-4: Early, Middle, and Late Childhood Page 5: Adolescence Page 6: Early Adulthood Page 7:Middle Adulthood Page 8: Late Adulthood Page 9: Conclusion
2: Subject: Jody Robison | Birthday: October 14, 1929 Birthplace: Conneaut, Ohio Ethnic Background: Caucsasion Socioeconomic Status: Middle to Upper-Middle Class Siblings: None until age 16 and had little interaction
3: Early, Middle, and Late Childhood | Jody was during the depression, which had an effect on her childhood because her extended family lived together. She was raised by her grandmother as well as parents because both parents worked. Because there was no public Kindergarten in her town, she went to a private Kindergarten, which gave her an academic advantage when starting 1st grade.
4: Early, Middle, and Late Childhood, Continued | She moved to a new home in a different part of town when she was 8 years old. Jody was in a school with A, B, and C groups and was part of the A group, so she never felt more or less intelligent than her peers but always got good grades. She said her grandmother was the largest influence on her life, even to this day.
5: Adolescence | Jody was 13 when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Her life changed drastically because of family and friends leaving for war. | She was enrolled in a private all-girl Prep School at the beginning of 9th grade. Academic competition was fierce, but she also learned cooperation by living in dormitories with other girls. She was an only child then, so the teamwork was beneficial. | Jody met her future husband when she was 19. They were married just before she turned 21.
6: Early Adulthood | Her first child was born when she was 26, and her second when she was 29. She worked nights while her husband went to school. | The family moved from Ohio to California when she was 33 to pursue better employment opportunities. She applied and was hired by Bank of America, where she was able to get her Associates Degree. Her growth within the company continued through her late 40's and early 50's
7: Middle Adulthood | Jody's first grandchild was born when she was 53. Because her daughter went through extreme mental changes, Jody and her husband became their granddaughter's legal guardian. | Her husband began to get extremely ill when she was 59. He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and passed away when she was 60.
8: Late Adulthood | Jody retired from Bank of America, and she and her granddaughter moved to Oklahoma shortly after her husband's death. | When Jody was 70, her granddaughter joined the military, it was the first time in her life she lived alone. 9/11 happened while her granddaughter was at basic training. Consequently, she was very concerned by the war that followed. | Her granddaughter got married and had a child. Their whole family moved in with Jody after separating from the military. She loves having them with her and being able to help raise her great grandson.
9: Conclusion | Development can be seen as beginning at birth and ending when adulthood is reached. It can also be seen as starting at conception and ending only at death. Development across the life span emphasizes life-long change, rather than the traditional approach, which emphasizes change from birth to adolescence. I believe that by interviewing my grandmother, I gained better insight to the theories in our text. She has gone through periods of change and growth at every stage of her life, which illustrates the theory of life-long development. Jody's story tells us the importance of being a life-long learner and of education early in life. I feel I gained the most knowledge of how early experiences can effect the rest of our lives. Jody asked me to conclude my paper by saying she is amazed and proud to feel she is living a very similar life to that of her grandmother.