Grade 9-12

Factors Affecting Health and Life Expectancy

Time: 30 mins,
Updated: November 17 2021,


Students will be able to:

  • Explain factors affecting life expectancy.

In this economics activity, students will examine life expectancy data of people in the same city.


This individual activity requires students to investigate several issues affecting a person’s overall health and well-being, showing how these factors affect life expectancy even in the same city or area. Students will go to Mapping Life Expectancy website and review the information. After reviewing the website choose for students to complete either the Quizizz Activity or ReadyAssessments Activity. To complete this activity, students should follow the directions below:

  1. Go to the Mapping Life Expectancy web site and review the information on the site.
  2. Select two cities to analyze and compare by answering these questions through the activity. While there are no “right or wrong” answers, your answers should strive to show awareness and insight into the situation.
  3. Complete either the Quizizz Activity or ReadyAssessments Activity