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Lesson Plan Assignment 1 You are to create a health-related lesson plan that is

Lesson Plan Assignment
1
You are to create a health-related lesson plan that is in your own area of instruction. You
may choose any health topic that is included in this class. For example: if you teach
history create a history lesson that is infused with health, or if you are a math teacher,
design a math lesson using health information. If you are planning on being an
elementary school teacher, multiple subject credential, don’t just write a “health”
lesson. Pick your favorite subject and incorporate health content into that.
Search “health education topics for (age group)” for tips.
There are many ways to format lesson plans. Because our class is so varied in teaching
experience, we will use one format. To be eligible for full credit on this assignment you
must use the outline below. It is a very basic format for a lesson plan.
FOR EACH SECTION, MY EXAMPLE IS BOXED IN BELOW.
1. Introduction (5 points).
At the top of your page write your name, subject, health topic, and grade level for
the lesson plan you will develop. If you are not yet teaching, choose the subject and
grade level you are interested in teaching. For example:
INTRODUCTION EXAMPLE
Name: CB
Subject: Science
Health Topic: Hand Washing Hygiene
Grade Level: 5 and 6
2. Instructional time period for a 60 minute lesson plan. (20 points)
The instructional time period is the amount of time dedicated to this one
lesson. For this assignment: Please do not create a lesson that takes multiple weeks or the
entire semester. A few days or so for special activities are ok but so are same day lessons
(like the one we had in the last assignment about measuring sugar in science).
Include Presentation, Activity and Practice
Presentation: Instructor presents new information
This section is the information you will impart to your students regarding the
topic during your lecture. These notes must be very detailed so that I know you are
imparting the correct health information in your lesson. You need to include notes for
your subject matter as well. For this lesson plan YOU must present the lesson, not a guest
speaker or a lengthy video. You may write this section out or use bulleted points,
sentences, or paragraphs. This does not have to be “standards based” however you can
get ideas from the health standards in our book or from the California State Board of
Education. Health Framework for California Public Schools K-12,
www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/fr.
Be sure I can discern that the health information imparted to your students is correct.
Therefore, at the end of your lecture notes, provide a list of the references you used to
develop the presentation and the lesson.
Activity: What will the students do to learn the information?
Lesson Plan Assignment
2
See mine below and use the last assignment on health topics in class about measuring
sugar for ideas. Please make it engaging and interactive. I want to know HOW they learn
not just why the health topic is important. Make it interactive for full credit.
Practice: How will you reinforce the information you provided and follow up to the
activity?
INSTRUCTIONAL PERIOD EXAMPLE
Presentation (5 points): Mine is in summary-please have more details!
(20 mins) Lesson with differences between mold, viruses and bacteria (you would
describe the main difference points here). I would use a white board and draw pictures as
well as have blown up photos to pass around. The presentation then would review
handwashing techniques and time (you would have why the time minimum to wash
hands, why soap for cellular membranes etc). Explain dirty hands carry microbes that can
grow mold just like viruses can spread and bacteria can make you sick. All are invisible
to the naked eye. I would introduce an abbreviated scientific method here. (Ask question,
make hypothesis/prediction, do research, analyze results, draw conclusion) and have
them do steps one and two.
Activity (10 points):
(20 mins) Have the kids touch several surfaces in the class (doorknob, table and
lunchboxes). Then they rub their hands on plain white bread. The kids then wash their
hands, clean the surfaces and do the same touching. This one is all over the internet, you
can look up more details. Put the bread in individual bags and watch over time period for
growth of mold. https://www.mottchildren.org/posts/camp-little-vic…
Practice (5 points): (20 mins) 1 x per week, kids will have journal requirements for lab
notes (You would explain your requirements here.) At each science unit I would review
steps three and four of the method. They would fill in the lab notes. During the week at
class start, before and after lunch and after recess, a different student will be the
“handwashing expert” and get to lead the handwashing line.
3. Write 4 Student learning outcomes (10 points)
SLO’s focus on what students learn, most often addressing the question: What do you
want your students to know and be able to do by the time they finish this lesson?. All 4 of
these SLOs must correspond to your lesson
What is a learning outcome?
Learning outcomes are statements of what students will learn in a class or in a class
session. The statements are focused on student learning (What will students learn today?)
rather than instructor teaching (What am I going to teach today?). These statements
should include a verb phrase and an impact (“in order to”) phrase — what students will
do/be able to do and how they will apply that skill or knowledge. Outcomes should be
measurable when possible, as in the 2 articles as below. Consider integrating SMART
goals aka Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound
How do I write learning outcomes?
Lesson Plan Assignment
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Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (published in 1956 and revised in 2001)
gives you a way to express learning outcomes in a way that reflects cognitive skills.
There are five levels (lowest to highest cognitive skills):
1. Knowledge/remembering
2. Comprehension/understanding
3. Application/applying
4. Analysis/analyzing
5. Evaluation/evaluating
6. Synthesis/creating
You can use Bloom’s taxonomy to identify verbs to describe student learning. Examples
of learning outcomes verbs for library instruction include:
1. Knowledge/Remembering: define, list, recognize
2. Comprehension/Understanding: characterize, describe, explain, identify, locate,
recognize, sort
3. Application/Applying: choose, demonstrate, implement, perform
4. Analysis/Analyzing: analyze, categorize, compare, differentiate
5. Evaluation/Evaluating: assess, critique, evaluate, rank, rate
6. Synthesis/Creating: construct, design, formulate, organize, synthesize
Verbs to avoid:
 Understand
 Appreciate
 Know about
 Become familiar with
 Learn about
 Become aware of
How do I use learning outcomes in my teaching practice?
Use these categories and a SMART format to make goals. For example, use the terms in
examples above and include your lesson and goals. I underlined terms from above.
OUTCOMES EXAMPLE
1. Students will remember the scientific method by being able to list in correct order the 4
steps in the scientific method in a cut out puzzle at the end of the experiment.
2. Students will comprehend the importance of good hand hygiene by explaining the key
steps in hand washing on a multiple choice worksheet at the end of the lesson.
3. Students will apply good handwashing technique by demonstrating good handwashing
during the week when observed by the teacher.
4. Students will analyze the bread experiment and compare the different results on the pre
and post handwashed bread by writing the findings into the worksheet.
4. List of materials/supplies/resources/visual aids needed for this lesson.
(5 points).
Lesson Plan Assignment
4
Provide a list of any materials that would be needed in the classroom to teach and learn
from this lesson plan. Please be specific and thorough.
MATERIALS EXAMPLE
I would need a dry erase board and markers for the lesson, preprinted photos of microbes,
soap, water, paper towels, a timer that can do 20 seconds, bread, sandwich bags, wiptes to
clean surfaces, paper for journals and worksheet.
5. Evaluation of student learning (10 points).
This must correspond to all 4 of the SLO’s you developed in step 3. Be specific in
describing your evaluation process. If you are giving a multiple choice quiz, provide the
quiz. If you are going to observe learning, specifically describe what you will observe
and how it will be graded. You may create a rubric that results in a score or grade of
some type, as rubrics are excellent grading tools! Include your rubric or other detailed
grading method with this assignment.
EVALUATION OF STUDENT LEARNING EXAMPLE
Part A.
During the week at class start, before and after lunch and after recess, a different student
will be the “handwashing expert” and get to lead the handwashing line and will be
observed for using soap, washing front and back of hands and for washing for the 20
seconds.
Part B. Worksheet for corresponding goals. See below.
Part C. Project analysis. Students will analyze the bread experiment and compare the
different results on the pre and post handwashed bread by writing the findings into their
lab journal using the following template.
HYPOTHESIS/PREDICTION:
I think that Clean hands will show:
I think Dirty hands will show:
RESULTS:
Clean hands showed:
Dirty hands showed:
Conclusion: (please write 2-3 sentences on what you did in this experiment and
what you found out)
Lesson Plan Assignment
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Worksheet Example
Circle the right answer to help Sid wash his hand better!
1. You should wash your hands:
a. Until the person in line behind you pushes you
b. 20 seconds (time to sing Happy Birthday)
c. 10 minutes
2. Do you need to wash your hands frequently?
a. YES! Germs you cannot see are on there that can make you and other sick
b. No! Its fine. Washing hands wastes water unless you can see the dirt.
c. Sometimes! Only after I paint so I don’t make the classroom dirty
Here are the 4 steps of the Scientific Method. Help Sid the Scientist learn about
handwashing by putting the steps in order. Cut them out and place in the correct order in
the boxes below.
Make a
hypothesis
(prediction)
Draw
conclusions
Ask a question Do Research
(experiment)
Analyze results
CUT out the above and place below in the correct order.
References: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashi…

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Astronomy

Ch. 18 Study Questions 1. What do you call an object that has a starlike image,

Ch. 18 Study Questions
1. What do you call an object that has a starlike image, a highly redshifted spectrum, and is sometimes an intense radio emitter?
2. What causes the extreme redshifts of quasars?
3. The power output of a typical quasar is how many times greater than the Milky Way’s power output?
4. What is the size of a typical quasar?
5. Which quasar is smaller: one that fluctuates rapidly in brightness, or one that fluctuates slowly in brightness?
6. What does a “peculiar” galaxy look like?
7. If an electron in a magnetic field is emitting synchrotron radiation, how is the electron moving? That is, what is the shape of its path as it flies along?
8. Where would you look to find a supermassive black hole?
9. Describe the energy generating system in a quasar.
10. What is the name of the phenomenon when a foreground galaxy produces multiple images of a distant quasar?

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BEHS220 1.) Aleah Lewis The idea that some Whites fail to notice their own race

BEHS220
1.) Aleah Lewis
The idea that some Whites fail to notice their own race relates to race being a social construct in the sense that if race was actually born of essentialism as opposed to being a human invention, then there would be no opportunity for them to readily dissociate themselves from it. Seeing themselves as “normal” and “just human” and associating race with only non-whites serves to reinforce the idea that they are the norm, and everyone else is “other,” so their ideologies, and behaviors should remain the standard by which everyone else is judged. I feel as though them not noticing their race also stems from the fact that they don’t really have to. Whether or not they think of themselves as racial beings does not necessarily affect their experiences as privileged individuals.
Another perspective to this could also be the fact that, though it might be to a small extent in today’s society, not all White people have encountered or learned about People of Color. Therefore, seeing themselves as the norm could possibly be a result of mere ignorance.
I feel as though the different groups have different views because Black, Hispanic, and Asian individuals all fall prey to the hands of White America in different ways and to different extents – views on the country’s progress regarding racial equality are generally intricately linked to personal experiences with racial discrimination and oppression. I have to say that I most closely agree with the statistics associated with the responses of Black Americans – and yes this is heavily influenced by the fact that I am a Black woman – because I feel as though the progress made over the years have been very minimal. We have been fighting the same fight and singing the same tune for years, yet we are still one of the most oppressed groups in America and I don’t see that changing in the near future. The complete dismantling of social systems and structures need to happen before the racial inequality gap in all aspects of society can even begin to close. However, I feel as though racism is too deeply embedded in our systems for that to happen. Maybe I am too pessimistic but I feel as though America will never be a place where Black people can live without fear and be their authentic selves.
Halley, J., Eshleman, A. & R.M. Vijaya. (2010). Ch. 1: The Invisibility of Whiteness. Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e025xna&AN=373157&site=eds-live&scope=site&profile=edsebook&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_1
Horowitz, J.M., Parker, K., Brown, A., & Cox, K. (2020, October 6). Amid National Reckoning, Americans Divided on Whether Increased Focus on Race Will Lead to Major Policy Change. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/10/06/amid-national-reckoning-americans-divided-on-whether-increased-focus-on-race-will-lead-to-major-policy-change/
2.) Veronica Buelow
The way I interpret the quote “Often whites simply perceive themselves as ‘normal’ or ‘just human’ and fail to notice their own race” (p. 4). Halley, Eshleman & Vijaya (2010), from their book Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race is that some white people use the word ‘normal’ synonymously with ‘better’ or ‘superior’ without realizing it. They do not reflect on their own being to see the ignorance (even if not intended) that they produce by using these phrases. It is because if something is not to their usual standard, they see it as different or weird, and not ‘normal’. This relates to the idea that race is socially and culturally constructed because society continues to group people together and stereotype them. Culturally includes religion, physical appearance, etc. A quote from the same story states “Societies springing from and influenced by western civilizations have long thought about and understood much of life in terms of binaries or dualisms. This either/or framework patterns western individual lives and western societies and cultures. We tend to think of people in either/or terms, Black is one thing, white another, men are one way, women another.” (Halley, Eshleman & Vijaya (2010). I think this quote was important because it pointed out the way western individuals’ group and stereotype people based on a variety of things. I think the different groups discussed in the article have different views of the progress that has been made on equality because some groups are affected by the problems in society while others are not. In the Pew Research Center’s (2020) report, it states “Overall, 49% of U.S. adults now say the country hasn’t gone far enough when it comes to Black people having equal rights with White people, up from 45% in early 2019.” (Horowitz, Parker, Brown & Cox, 2020). Then proceeded with “And while a majority of Hispanics (57%) now say the country hasn’t gone far enough in this regard, 48% said the same last year. Meanwhile, the views of White Americans are virtually unchanged.” (Horowitz, Parker, Brown & Cox, 2020). The group I most closely agree with are Black and Hispanic people. The reasoning for this is that being a part of the minority, society is challenging when it shouldn’t be. They go through so much to fight for equal rights and opportunities. Even if some have not personally have not had an issue in society, watching those that are similar to you suffer makes you want to make a change. Relatable or not. So, with white people, there is a lot of backlash and ignorance because they do not have to suffer with the problems of people of color so some of them do not see a problem.
Halley, J., Eshleman, A. & R.M. Vijaya. (2010). Ch. 1: The Invisibility of Whiteness. Seeing White: An
Introduction to White Privilege and Race. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?
direct=true&db=e025xna&AN=373157&site=eds-
live&scope=site&profile=edsebook&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_1
Horowitz, J.M., Parker, K., Brown, A., & Cox, K. (2020, October 6). Amid National Reckoning, Americans
Divided on Whether Increased Focus on Race Will Lead to Major Policy Change. Pew Research
Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/10/06/amid-national-reckoning-
americans-divided-on-whether-increased-focus-on-race-will-lead-to-major-policy-change/
PACE111B
1.)Daniel Edmondson
What career track(s) did you research? Business Consultant, Program Management, Strategic Planning.
List the requirements and job skills needed to be successful. What skills do you still need? How could you get them?
Systems Development could be achieved by building my own business and learning the skill through experience, or by interning at a Consulting firm and being part of a team developing a System for a client.
Business Analysis could be improved by reading case studies from the top business schools and companies that specialize in this. Then as the studies are read, I can be taking notes in parallel as to what I would have recommended, how it could be implemented, and why the business went with the final decision.
Strategic Planning could be developed by taking into account my own goals. Writing them out and reverse planning how to get there the most efficient way possible. I could also conduct a thought exercise with a fake business, add limitations to what I can do to help simulate the dynamism of the marketplace, then take the same steps as previously mentioned.
List the first steps that can lead to your long-term goals. What job titles might you seek upon graduation? Will you need any special certifications or qualifications at that time? If so, what are they, and how will you attain them?
Job titles that I will be seeking upon graduation are Business Analyst. Other than my degree and the network that I will have developed there is no necessary certificates or further education that would be required. However, I can take it upon myself to be certified in specialties that would bolster my credibility on my resume and give me exposure to potential real-world situations that would pop up in my future job/career. The PMP certificate comes to mind.
What did you learn from your SteppingBlocks assessment? My personality assessment says that I am 1.5% of the population. That my career aspirations don’t all perfectly fit my personality type. The road ahead is long and difficult, but ultimately rewarding in the aspects that I care about. “Are considered the second most argumentative personality type,” this was funny to read because of it’s accuracy.
2.)Erin Slocum
What career track(s) did you research?
I researched Human Resource Management because that is what I ultimately want to get my degree in.
List the requirements and jobs skills needed to be successful. What skills do you still need? How could you get them?
Based off the video and information from reading the content provided I would need a Bachelors degree, or a Masters degree in HRM to be more competitive in the market. It was also stated that advancing the degree in business would help with HR. So maybe getting a 4 year in HR, but then getting the 6 year in Business. It was recommended to do an internship, and to be apart of some group that showed you know how to work with multiple people, and different personalities.
List the first steps that can lead to your long-term goals. What job titles might you seek upon graduation? Will you need any special certifications or qualifications at that time? If so, what are they, and how will you attain them?
The first step would be getting my Associates, then my Bachelors in Human Resource Management, and then possibly move on to obtain a Masters. What I would seek after graduation wouldn’t be a title, but an internship. I would like to get an entry way into getting a job with the company I chose, and apply to do an internship with, and I would like to get access to what it is like in everyday life for that specific job. I think that is super important if available instead of jumping straight in. It gives you more insight as to what you will be doing and what you need to be prepared for. I would go after any certifications and qualifications once I made sure this job was the right fit for me, and also based off of which department within HR I would be working for.
What did you learn from your SteppingBlocks assessment?
I really actually learned a lot from this assessment. It told me that I am an ENFJ which stands for Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judgment (J). The assessment told me “You are caring, empathetic, sensitive, loyal, and outgoing. You focus on the happiness of your team and pursue achievements in the best interest of the group. Your openness to innovative approaches allow you to facilitate group work and compliment your natural leadership abilities.”
Human resource was listed on the options for my personalities on the “Best Majors” section along with quite a few others. As far as jobs, the top option for me was actually Psychologist, which is what I was initially going to go for, until I took 3 classes and realized it was straight science (which Is one of my least favorite subjects). I think this assessment was one of my favorite things I have done in this class because I feel like it was very accurate and gave me a list of jobs it said I would be good at that I would have never thought of. It was also extremely accurate on what jobs to avoid, like computer systems. I am taking IFSM right now, and I can tell you, half the time I have no idea what is going on. So I would say thing was super helpful and I really enjoyed learning more about myself through this assessment.
Candid Career. (n.d.). Www.candidcareer.com. Retrieved November 23, 2022, from https://www.candidcareer.com/video-hr+management

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Management

Week 2 Chapter 02 Homework: Measuring Performance in Operations and Value Chains

Week 2
Chapter 02 Homework: Measuring Performance in Operations and Value Chains
Week 4
Chapter 04 Homework: Technology and Operations Management
Week 5
Chapter 06 Excel Activity: Break-Even
Week 6
Chapter 07 Homework: Process Selection, Design, and Improvement
Week 9
Chapter 09 Homework: Forecasting and Demand Planning
Chapter 10 Homework: Capacity Management
Week 10
Chapter 11 Homework: Process Analysis and Resource Utilization
Week 11
Chapter 12 Homework: Managing Inventories in Supply Chains
Chapter 13 Homework: Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Week 12
Chapter 14 Homework: Resource Management
Chapter 15 Homework: Operations Scheduling and Sequencing
Week 14
Chapter 16 Homework: Quality Management
Chapter 17 Homework: Quality Control and SPC
Week 15
-Chapter 19 Homework: Project Management

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Business

What suggestions do you have for improving the DBR’s plan to demonstrate conside

What suggestions do you have for improving the DBR’s plan to demonstrate consideration of DEI and CSR?

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English

On the journey we call, “life,” where do you see yourself and your relationship

On the journey we call, “life,” where do you see yourself and your relationship with others? Are there areas you want to improve and develop a greater awareness of your own patterns of behavior? Is it your self-esteem, your identity, your emotional expression, your communication style, or how you handle conflict? Select at least two-three areas that are most significant to your own growth and development, e.g., your identity development and its impact on personal and interpersonal relationships, or how you manage conflict and your communication style and their impact on your relationships, or how you manage your emotions and their role in developing your personality traits. You have total freedom to choose any of the areas discussed in your textbook. Make this assignment worthwhile to you.
STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION:
It would be best to include an introduction and to organize your paper in terms of past, present, and future to give it a logical order and a smooth flow.
INTRODUCTION:
Introduce your theme (s) and why you chose this topic. State clearly what your paper is going to be about. Make sure to highlight your topic sentence. You are expected to elaborate on this area (s) of your life throughout the paper.
PAST:
Reflect back on your life story and early childhood experiences. Include details that are only pertinent to your theme. When you introduce an idea, ask yourself: How does it relate to my topic sentence? What am I trying to show? This is a good place to introduce and show how have you dealt or been affected by the theme(s) in your life.
PRESENT:
Who are you now in relation to the issue(s) you introduced earlier. How are you dealing with this issue(s) now compared with how you dealt with it in the past? What are some of the current event(s) that are impacting the issue(s) presented? Are there any changes to how you view yourself now?
FUTURE:
What techniques or coping skills from “Becoming Aware” textbook that you might use to deal with the issue(s) that you presented earlier? What would you do differently now to enhance the quality of your life in regard to this issue(s)? What are your goals, hopes and visions of yourself? In other words, if you were to re-write your life story, what would you do differently? This part of your paper is about bringing a resolution to the issue (s) of your earlier concern (s).
An “A” paper must show a clear reflection of the terms used and successful knowledge of application. This paper is not an autobiography or a book/Chapter summary but rather a synthesis of the two.
Make sure to utilize at least terms from the text and underline
Include concepts of at least different theorists from your
Use examples from your own experiences and life events to supplement your
Submit a one page outline by the due date, discussing the vision of your paper with your For a sample outline, see Human Relations Position Paper in Becoming Aware (p. 158-159).
Write a reflective paper that is 4-5 pages double spaced. This paper is not an autobiography of your life or a book/chapter summary but rather about incorporating theories and concepts into one or two or more themes of your personal life.
You may submit many rough publishs before the due date until you secure an “A”.
SAMPLE PARAGRAPH: (MY IDENTITY IN THE FUTURE)In the areas of developing greater self-awareness of myself, I have always wondered about who I am and what my identity is. I have been intrigued by the Ideas of Eric Erickson’s eight stages of psychosocial development. I am convinced that who I will be today is largely determined by my social interaction with the outside world. I have often found myself changing and evolving as I meet new friends and acquire new experiences. In his description of the last stage of psychosocial development (Integrity vs. Despair), I have come to realize how important it is for me to live life to the fullest so I won’t have any regrets later on in life. This has become part of my personality and how I see the world.
The subject will be Dealing with Conflicts

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Communications

Please have some knowledge of Cambodian Culture. I need two pages based on your

Please have some knowledge of Cambodian Culture. I need two pages based on your reaction to an interview with you had with a Cambodian person. You can make up all information for this assignments.

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Philosophy

In order to insure that you are watching the lectures and videos that I have bee

In order to insure that you are watching the lectures and videos that I have been posting, you must bring up in dicsussion something that you learned from my lecture, from the talk given by El Fadl himself, and from the 15 minute exerpt on the House of Wisdom (in the Islam: Empire of Faith video).
I also want you to discuss if the challenge for Islam and Democracy is any different from the challenge of Christianity and Democracy–Keeping in mind that there are liberals and conservatives in all religions. This overlaps with critical question 2 on page 182. https://gcccd.instructure.com/courses/48611/assign…

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Writing

In the second and final Critical Thinking Question of our course, I want to hear

In the second and final Critical Thinking Question of our course, I want to hear your reflections on
either the U.S. or Missouri Constitution. We have spent almost eight weeks exploring the legislative,
executive, and judicial branch, in addition to the executive’s bureaucracy, civil liberties, and civil
rights. While Critical Thinking Question 1 looked at unfair and undemocratic elements of the U.S.
legislative and executive branches, this Critical Thinking Question asks you to evaluate any aspect of
the U.S. or Missouri Constitutions that we have discussed throughout this course that seems unfair,
undemocratic, or simply problematic. For example, you could discuss how the First Amendment
freedom of speech is too protective of speech and allows misinformation to fester without
consequences. Alternatively, you could discuss how the president’s power to choose Supreme Court
justices is undemocratic and does not support the separation of governmental branches.
Critical Thinking Question: in your opinion, what is ONE aspect of the U.S. or Missouri
Constitution that is problematic? Why should the problem be fixed? What would you have done
differently if you were writing the U.S. or Missouri Constitution?
When writing your response, focus on only one constitution—either the U.S. or Missouri
Constitution. Then, choose one part of the constitution that is problematic. Feel free to define
‘problematic’ however you see fit. You will have to explain how you define problematic. For
example, problematic can mean that the issue is undemocratic, poorly defined in the text, or just
plain unfair. While you can make reference to Dahl in your response, feel free to be creative and
think of this paper as an analytical opinion piece.
Good papers will describe the issue as written in the constitution, provide a detailed analysis of what
is problematic and why the issue is problematic, and offer advice for the writers of the constitution
in the past for avoiding the problematic issue. The prompt is open-ended, and I encourage you to be
creative in your analysis.
Students are required to write a double-spaced essay with 4 – 5 paragraphs (with 4 – 6 sentences in
each paragraph) in 12 pt., Times New Roman font. Included in the 4 – 5 paragraph expectation is an
introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction should end with a thesis statement. Be
sure to restate your thesis and summarize the major points of your body paragraphs in your
conclusion.
As with all writing assignments in the course, you are required to refer to course material using intext citations in MLA or APA format. You are also required to use a minimum of five sources in
your paper, which can include the U.S. Constitution, Missouri Constitution, and Dahl’s How
Democratic is the American Constitution. You can also cite the Ted-Ed and Crash Course videos we have
watched. You must use three outside sources, two of which must be scholarly, academic
writing. One way you can use outside sources is by countering or complementing your argument on
why a certain issue is problematic. I suggest using the Jack C. Taylor Library search tool under
“Search the Library Collections” with “Articles” selected. Google Scholar is also a great starting
point. Be sure to include all sources, including in-class texts, in a Works Cited or References page at
the end of your paper. For information on making a Works Cited page in MLA format, click here. If
you decide to use APA format, click here for information on making a References page.
This is a college-level paper, so please make sure to proofread and write in complete sentences—
failure to do so will result in a lower grade. Equally important is properly attributing ideas to the
original author—use in-text citations and a bibliography at the end of your paper. If you have any
issues finding sources, please reach out to me ASAP.

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Writing

The history of civil liberties has been marked by a continuing conflict between

The history of civil liberties has been marked by a continuing conflict between traditional and progressive conceptions of individual rights. Within this evolutionary process, terms such as free speech, freedom of the press, religious liberty, privacy, and due process have acquired a different and expanded meaning. However, while the courts have generally protected and broadened individual freedoms, the American people tend to support the restriction of these rights in practice. What reasons do you believe account for this fundamental difference of perspective?
At least 300 words, please cite outside resources.