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Assignment 1- Heredity and EnvironmentYou read about understanding the relationship between heredity and environment. The following assignment

Assignment 1- Heredity and Environment

You read about understanding the relationship between heredity and environment. The following assignment will be a reflective piece on how heredity and environment played a role in your own development. Review Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory and Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological System’s Theory and consider them as they relate to your development.

For your assignment, you will reflect on how heredity and environment played a role in your earliest years. Using the textbook and other articles you find, discuss the following questions in APA format (using a cover page, narrative style, and reference section). Be sure to cite from the textbook and other articles that align with the questions.

1. Discuss the impact of heredity and environment.

2. How did heredity have an impact on you as a child? Environment?

a. What do you notice about yourself that comes directly from genetics (if you know this information…if not, discuss what you believe might be from genetics versus environment).

b. What about you is more so from the environment?

3. How do these factors (heredity/environment) play a positive and/or negative impact in your life?

4. Discuss Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory OR the Ecological Systems Theory as it relates to you.

This assignment is worth 100 points and will be due on Day 7 of Week 1 by 11:59pm CST.

Criteria: Heredity and Environment

Highly Developed

Well Developed

In Development

Needs development

Part I: Impact of heredity and environment

10 points

Students discussed both heredity and environment’s impact on human development in general terms.

10 points

Students clearly defined heredity and environment as they relate to human growth and development.

9 points

Students adequately defined heredity and environment as they relate to human growth and development.

7-8 points

Students partially defined heredity and environment as they relate to human growth and development.

0-6 points

Some areas of this section were not addressed. Descriptions contained insufficient depth and/or were incomplete.

Part II: Reflection Heredity

25 points

Students reflected thoroughly how heredity impacted/influenced them as a child. Examples were used to describe what comes directly from genetics.

20-25 points

Students clearly reflected and critically evaluated thoroughly how heredity impacted them as a child. At least 2 examples were used to describe what comes directly from genetics.

14-19 points

Students adequately reflected and critically evaluated thoroughly how heredity impacted them as a child. At least 2 examples were used to describe what comes directly from genetics.

8-13 points

Reflection and evaluation are partially given. One example is given.

0-7 points

Some areas of this section were not addressed. Descriptions contained insufficient depth and/or were incomplete.

Part III: Reflection Environment

30 points

Students reflected thoroughly how environment impacted/influenced them as a child. Examples were used to describe what comes directly from environment.

20-25 points

Students reflected thoroughly how environment impacted/influenced them as a child. At least 2 examples were used to describe what comes directly from environment.

14-19 points

Students reflected adequately reflected how environment impacted/influenced them as a child. At least 2 examples were used to describe what comes directly from environment.

8-13 points

Reflection and evaluation are partially given. One example is given.

0-7 points

Some areas of this section were not addressed. Descriptions contained insufficient depth and/or were incomplete.

Part IV: Positive/Negative Impact

5 points

Students will reflect on how heredity and environment played a positive/negative role in their life.

5 points

Students reflected thoroughly how heredity and environment played a positive/negative role in their life citing at least 2 examples.

4 points

Students reflected adequately how heredity and environment played a positive/negative role in their life citing at least 2 examples.

3 points

Reflection and evaluation are partially given. One example is given.

0-2 points

Some areas of this section were not addressed. Descriptions contained insufficient depth and/or were incomplete.

Part IV: Theory of Development

20 points

Students will discuss either Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory OR the Ecological Systems Theory as it relates to them. Examples should be used to elaborate their discussion.

18-20 points

Students picked one of the theories and discussed thoroughly as it relates to their own life. At least 2 examples were used.

15-17 points

Students picked one of the theories and discussed adequately as it relates to their own life. At least 2 examples were used.

12-14 points

Only 1 example given and discussion of theory was partially given.

0-11 points

Some areas of this section were not addressed. Descriptions contained insufficient depth and/or were incomplete.

Writing Mechanics and APA Grammar and Format:

10 points.

Papers are written using APA 6th edition formatting

10 points

No more than three grammatical, spelling, punctuation, and/or APA errors. Clarity of paper was not influenced by the errors.

9 points

More than three grammatical, spelling, punctuation, or APA errors. Clarity of paper was not strongly influenced by the errors.

7-8 points

More than three grammatical, spelling, punctuation, or APA errors that had a negative influence on the clarity of the paper.

0-6 points

More than three grammatical, spelling, punctuation, or APA errors that had a strong negative influence on the clarity of the paper.

Sources:

5 points

Two professional sources are used to support points (one may be the textbook)

5 points

2 professional source (e.g., journal article, textbook) or more are used throughout the paper as appropriate to thoroughly support ideas, and was documented in the references list.

4 points

2 professional source swere used to adequately support ideas and was documented in the reference list.

3 points

1-2 sources/not a professional source was used to support ideas and is documented in the reference list.

0-2 points

0-1 sources were used. Ideas were insufficiently supported.

Total: 100 points

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