Age 14: The “Right Age” for Current Events

It’s a tentative statement to make, but age fourteen seems about right, to me, for a reader to start learning about current eventsĀ from their fiction.

Teenagers really should know more about events in the world than almost anyone. One would think that globegirlwith several phones, a tablet and a laptop constantly in tow, that they would be barking out current affairs and world trivia quickly enough to leave Anderson Cooper red-faced. We all know where we turn when we want data on the latest trends in fashion and entertainment, so why aren’t the most wired-in people on earth equally versed in global trends?

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No Increase in Public Knowledge

The fact is, though, that they aren’t. According to Randi Mazella, as of 2014, there was “no increase in public knowledge” among this age-group Continue reading