7 separate assignments. Sorry for the inconvinicence behind on some work.
1. 4-3-1 Project 2: Observation Journal
Finalize and submit Project 2: Observation Journal. Be sure to refer back to the Observation Journal Checklist before submission. (First two attachments are for this assignment).
2. 5-3 Discussion: The Past and Present of the Social Sciences
In Learning Blocks 2 and 3, you will examine the history of social sciences. For your initial post, reflect on the timelines of the social sciences provided. What event or perspective presented in these timelines is most interesting to you and why? How does this event or perspective change how we study individuals, groups, or cultures?
3. 6-2-1 Short Answer: Chain of Inquiry
Reflect on the concepts presented in the video and overview and the example of a growing body of research as captured in the article A Review of Facebook Research in the Social Sciences. Also, consider the question you posed about your advertisements in your observation journal in the last theme. Then, in a short answer response, address the following questions:
- How does social science inquiry advance and evolve over time?
- Why is it important that our understanding of social science concepts continue to develop and expand?
- Then, consider the question you posed in the observation journal, which you submitted in Theme 2. How could others build upon this question through additional research or follow-up questions? (Article is the third attachment and the rubric is the fourth attachment)
4. 6-3-1 Reflection
For this assignment, reflect on what you consider to be some of the most significant developments covered in this theme (for example, discoveries, changes in thinking, or research advances), and address the following:
- Identify the developments and how they impact individuals or larger groups/cultures.
- Describe how the developments changed society’s understanding. How is the development applicable outside of the social sciences?
This assignment can be completed through a “micro-presentation” format (1 to 2 slides) or a short-answer response (1 to 2 paragraphs).
Please note that this assignment is an opportunity for you to practice elements of the last project, due in the next theme. In that last project, you will complete either a presentation or a short paper. When choosing your format for this assignment, consider what you will do for the last project. Then choose one of the two options below.
- If you are choosing to submit your final reflection as a short paper: Complete the short answer response for this assignment (a written response of 1 to 2 paragraphs). Both assignments will be graded using the same criteria. ( I chose the short paper) Rubric is the fifth attachment
5. 7-1-2 Activity: Project 3 Feedback
- This is an opportunity to draft the third section of Project 3 for instructor feedback. Download and review the Project 3 Final Reflection Guidelines and Rubric.
- Section III of this assignment asks you to explain how finding the answer to your question might impact others around you. For instance, who might be most invested in the answer? The question Section III is referencing is the one you developed when you submitted Project 2.
- To help you organize your thoughts before writing the draft of your third section you can use the blank Asking Question Chart provided earlier in this learning block. The Asking Questions Chart is a tool to help you brainstorm ideas for the third section of Project 3; a short paragraph (3-4 sentences) is your goal for this ungraded activity. (Rubric is the sixth attachment)
6. 7-2-1 Journal Reflection: Creating a Movement
Choose a current social movement. You may choose your own or select one of the following: Occupy Wall Street movement, Black Lives Matter movement, the environmental movement, or the gender equality movement.
While you might have not heard of the specific organizations involved in the movements, you have likely heard of issues raised by participants in these movements. Answer the following questions about the movement you have selected in one to two sentences each.
- Which social movement did you choose, and what interests you about the movement?
- How have you learned about this social movement (news articles, social media, social commentary, conversation with others, television news)?
- What is the “big question” or inquiry that the movement is trying to answer?
- What do you think has caused the movement to gain or lose momentum? How does this movement either directly or indirectly impact your day-to-day life? For example, if you are looking at the environmental movement, maybe you were directly impacted by a tax break for purchasing a new Prius or putting new energy-efficient windows in your home. (Rubric is seventh attachment)
7. 7-3-1 Activity: Graphic Organizer
|To complete this assignment, first select a point and counterpoint issue of interest to examine. You may choose your own or select from the list below:
Then, complete and submit the graphic organizer based on the issue that you chose. View the Theme 4 Graphic Organizer Exemplar on the hybrid and electric cars debate and the climate change debate as a model of how to approach this activity.
To complete this assignment, review the Graphic Organizer Rubric document. ( YOU CAN PICK ANY OF THE CHOICES)