Assignment 1: social forces shaping curriculum planning

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Assignment 1: Social Forces Shaping Curriculum Planning

Due Week 3 and worth 200 points

Assume you are leading a team of administrators, parents, students, and teachers to plan curricula that address the following three social forces: (3) social forces: changing values and morality, family, and crime and violence. Describe three (3) key issues of each social force, recommend a method to address the issues, and discuss the benefits expected. Apply your paper to elementary school, middle school, or high school. 

Write a 4-7 page paper in which you:

1. Describe three (3) key issues of changing values and morality, recommend a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discuss the challenges and benefits expected.
2. Describe three (3) key issues of family, recommend a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discuss the challenges and benefits expected.
3. Describe three (3) key issues of crime and violence, recommend a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discuss the challenges and benefits expected.
4. Use references to support your claims, including quotes, facts, and illustrations from the articles in the text and three (3) other outside scholarly sources published in the last five (5) years.

Your assignment must:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Analyze current and future curriculum leadership issues of K-12 schools and/or students.
Identify explicit expectations for high-quality education.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in curriculum policy and leadership.
Write clearly and concisely about curriculum policy and leadership using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric. Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

Points: 200
 
Assignment 1: Social Forces Shaping Curriculum PlanningÂ
 

Criteria
 
Unacceptable

Below 70% F
 
Fair

70-79% C
 
Proficient

80-89% B
 
Exemplary

90-100% A
 

1. Describe three (3) key issues of changing values and morality, recommend a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discuss the challenges and benefits expected.

Weight: 25%
 
Did not submit or incompletely described three (3) key issues of changing values and morality, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the challenges and benefits expected.
 
Partially described three (3) key issues of changing values and morality, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the challenges and benefits expected.
 
Satisfactorily described three (3) key issues of changing values and morality, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the challenges and benefits expected.
 
Thoroughly described three (3) key issues of changing values and morality, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the challenges and benefits expected.
 

2. Describe three (3) key issues of families, recommend a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discuss the challenges and benefits expected.
 Weight: 25%
 
Did not submit or incompletely described three (3) key issues of families, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the challenges and benefits expected.
 
Partially described three (3) key issues of families, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the challenges and benefits expected.
 
Satisfactorily described three (3) key issues of families, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the challenges and benefits expected.
 
Thoroughly described three (3) key issues of families, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the challenges and benefits expected.
 

3. Describe three (3) key issues of crime and violence, recommend a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discuss the benefits expected.

Weight: 25%
 
Did not submit or incompletely described three (3) key issues of crime and violence, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the benefits expected.
 
Partially described three (3) key issues of crime and violence, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the benefits expected.
 
Satisfactorily described three (3) key issues of crime and violence, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the benefits expected.
 
Thoroughly described three (3) key issues of crime and violence, recommended a curriculum plan to address the issues, and discussed the benefits expected.
 

4. Clarity and writing mechanics

Weight: 10%
 
More than 6 errors present
 
5-6 errors present
 
3-4 errors present
 
0-2 errors present
 

5. Use references to support your claims, including quotes, facts, and illustrations from the articles in the text and three (3) other outside scholarly sources published in the last five (5) years.

Weight: 15%
 
No references provided.
 
Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.
 
Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.
 
Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality