This is Lifespan Development course
Complete the current events assignment (the full directions are included in the bottom) for the childhood age group, you can choose to work with only one:
1. Early childhood (age: 3-6 years)
2. Middle childhood (age: 7-12)
– Formatting requirements: Each Word document assignment must be typed in 11- or 12-point font with 1” margins. Include your name and date on each typed assignment (preferably on the first page). Number each question and put a space between each question.
– Pay attention to point values per question. The more points a question is worth, the more information you should provide for that question.
– Pay attention to mechanics (spelling, punctuation, capitalization (especially “I” and the first word of each sentence), spacing between words, etc.). You will lose one (1) point per error after the first two errors. It is important you write professionally and proofread your work before submitting it.
– Where applicable, cite your source(s) at the end of the paper/project using APA format. The minimum source requirement for each paper/project is the citation of our textbook (you are welcome to include more valid and credible sources). Check the following sites for proper APA formatting: http://library.hfcc.edu/citation-guide (there are LOTS of links from here)http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/apa_examples.cfm#books
Lifespan Development Current Events
How does lifespan development relate to the real world? This assignment is your chance to show that what we read about in our textbook really applies to everyday life! So…….what do you need to do for this assignment?
Examine the newspaper, the Internet, magazines, journals, etc. for current news-worthy events (within 2 years). Then, choose 1 (one) current event that is related to a topic (or multiple topics) covered in the particular chapters in the book for your chosen life stage.
Type a summary of each current event and include the following information for each one. Please number each question and put a space between each answer. Questions #2-5 should be in complete sentences.
Question #1: Title of the article, date of publication, author(s), and the source (provide an active link directly to the event or a hard copy –either one is fine) – 2 points *If you use an electronic source, you must present an active and working link directly to the event (not a general link to a website). If you fail to do this, you will lose 5 points on this assignment.
Question #2: A brief description of the event (1-2 paragraphs) in your own words (DO NOT plagiarize here) – 4 points
Question #3: The chapter(s) AND specific topic(s) or concept(s) within the chapter(s) that the event relates to (1-3 sentences) – 4 points
Question #4: An explanation of how the event relates to the chapter(s) chosen (2-3 paragraphs). How do you do this? It’s up to you! Be creative but consider the following questions: a) Is the event a real-world example of a concept from the text? If so, how? b) Does the event give further clarification of a concept or chapter? If so, how? c) Does the event provide more information on a concept or chapter? If so, how? d) Does the event refute, challenge, oppose, contradict, etc. information in the text? If so, how?
*This part of the assignment is worth the most points and therefore requires a more in-depth answer (2-3 paragraphs). It is worth 20 points
Question #5: A statement about the two most important “ideas” you learned from this event and how the event might apply to your own life. Make this part meaningful – do not just repeat back what the current event states. Think about how the information will make your life and the life of those around you a happier and healthier one. Speak from your heart here. (2 paragraphs – one paragraph per idea) – 5 points
Please pay attention to grammar, spelling, and other mechanics of writing (including capitalization, especially “I”, punctuation, spacing, etc.). You will lose 1 point per error after the first two errors