An annotated bibliography is a list of peer-reviewed sources with a brief summary (250 words minimum) accompanying each citation. The summary should highlight the valuable information within the source, while summarizing the main idea. Each group member will be responsible for writing annotations for three sources each – therefore, if you are in a group of 5, you should have a total 15 peer-reviewed sources. There should be one annotated bibliography submission per group.
CHAD 340 GROUP PROJECT
The purpose of the group project is to: 1) collaborate with your peers, 2) apply what you have learned throughout the course, 3) utilize outside research – all of which are vital tools within the work of child advocacy – and create an advocacy-based presentation, aimed at providing awareness and education of your topic.
Your group can choose one of the three topics listed:
1) The Impact of Trauma among Undocumented Immigrant Children 2) Youth Homelessness & the Juvenile Justice System 3) Childhood Health Problems & “Food Deserts”
Groups will be randomly assigned at the beginning of the course and you are responsible for communicating with your group.
By the end of Learning Module 3, each group is responsible for submitting a Group Project Update: A list of paragraphs summarizing each member’s progress on the group project (one paragraph for each member – one submission per group). In your paragraph, you should include:
· the topic your group chose, your sources,
· a brief summary of the content of your sources, and
· how your group is progressing so far.
· Remember, each group member must have a total of 3 sources each.
· Also describe any challenges your group is facing.
· Note: The sources each group member should provide are the sources being used in the group’s annotated bibliography (each group member needs to have 3 sources each) and should then be used in your section of the group PowerPoint, since the PowerPoint is your presentation of what you have learned. Please message the instructor if you have any questions!
· Failure to submit this will result in up to 10 (ten) points deducted from THE GROUP’s final grade. If the group submits incomplete summaries, the group’s assignment grade will incur in this consequence.
Group Project Policy: Students are required to contact the professor (by phone and/or email), if they are not assigned to any group ASAP, prior to the “Project Update” assignment deadline. Students are also required to inform the professor in advance of the project deadline, about any possible problems with their group (e.g. communication difficulties, writing styles and citation problems, lack of compliance with submissions, etc.).
Additionally, ALL complaints about group members’ difficulties or performances, will ONLY be accepted prior to four weeks before the project submission deadline. Students will have 11 weeks to fix and address group problems with the professor. NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT GROUP MEMBERS PERFORMANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE LAST FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THE PROJECT SUBMISSION DEADLINE.
This Group Project assignment will be divided in three parts. The total assignment grade will be worth 25% of your grade. Below is a description of each of the three parts:
1) Annotated Bibliography (10%): An annotated bibliography is a list of peer-reviewed sources with a brief summary (250 words minimum) accompanying each citation. The summary should highlight the valuable information within the source, while summarizing the main idea.
Each group member will be responsible for writing annotations for three sources each – therefore, if you are in a group of 5, you should have a total 15 peer-reviewed sources. There should be one annotated bibliography submission per group.
2) PowerPoint Presentation (5%): The PPT should highlight what you have learned about your topic and present that information in a visually appealing, informative way. (The best way to think about the PPT is to imagine you work for any agency that wants to give a presentation within the community regarding one of the above topics – you need to create a presentation that grabs the audience’s attention, provides important knowledge, and demonstrates the need to learn for your topic). Each group member will be responsible for a minimum of 5 content slides each (this does not include title, closing, references, pictures/videos, etc) – therefore, if you are in a group of 5, you should have at least 25 slides minimum. There should be one PPT submission per group.
Your PPT should include all of the following Titles:
· Goals/Objectives of Presentation
· Definition of Important Terms
· Why is this important
· What is being done to remedy or educate (e.g. prevention/intervention)
· Along with any other information you believe is needed.
3) Video Submission Presenting Your Information (10%): Each group member must submit an individual video (can be done using a smart phone, lap top, etc) presenting YOUR portion of the Group PowerPoint. The goal of this is to see how much you’ve learned and how you are able to present that information. The Reference section of the PPTs should NOT be included in the videos. Each group member will be responsible for presenting the slides he/ she developed in the video.
ALL VIDEOS SHOULD BE UPLOADED ONTO YOUTUBE (for a tutorial on how to upload a private youtube video, go to the help section on youtube.com or review the step by step process at the bottom of the syllabus). Students’ Videos should be a maximum of 10-15 minutes long. NO VIDEOS WILL BE ACCEPTED OVER EMAIL. Students and the PP need to be seen on the videos. You may use the computer to display the PP next to you and have someone record your presentation or you may also use a PP printout of the presentation, and display the printout on your video. You will be expected to introduce your subtopic, explain what you found out about it through the articles you read, and summarize your subtopic and your conclusions. The expectation is that you will be “teaching” your subtopic based on the research you did. Videos with opinions without any scientific support will NOT be considered appropriate.
· You must cite research on your PowerPoint and list them in a Reference section.
· The annotated bibliography part of the Group Project should also include detailed scholarly information about the chosen topic.
· For your annotated Bibliography, Do not use any font greater than “12,” with 1 inch margins. You may use bigger fonts on your PPT.
· I expect all assignments to be spell-checked and proofread for appropriate grammar and punctuation. Poorly proofread submissions will affect your grade.
· Please note: the following sources will not be accepted, and should not be cited in the
o Citations from newspapers/magazines (e.g. New York Times, USA Today) o Citations from unofficial reports (e.g. reports compiled by a small non-profit organization operating locally).
o Unofficial internet websites (only websites of government agencies and established private organizations can be used). If you are uncertain whether or not a particular source of information is acceptable, please consult with the instructor in advance.
· In addition, you are expected to use APA format to cite your sources, both in the body of your PowerPoint and in the Annotated Bibliography.
· The Writing Center at MSU is an excellent resource, and it is highly recommended you consult with the professionals there for assistance.
· You can also find information on APA format on the following websites: http://library.montclair.edu/guides/apa_style http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Meets the Standard
No grammatical/spelling errors.
Perfect APA format. Contained
additional appropriate sources.
Reveals a solid understanding of
the topic as evidenced by
references to readings and
One or two grammatical/spelling
errors. APA format consistent.
Contained minimal appropriate
sources. Reveals adequate
understanding of the topic as
errors. APA format not
Reveals a restricted
understanding of the topic.
Did not submit Annotated
Meets the Standard
No errors throughout ppt. Perfect
cohesive and structured
presentation. Visually appealing
and provided additional
Few to no errors throughout ppt.
Adequate cohesive and
Contained all required
Many errors throughout ppt.
Lack of cohesive thoughts
or structure, or missing
Did not submit
Meets the Standard
Posture and verbal
presentation was excellent.
Clear understanding of content
discussed without cue cards or
Posture and verbal
communication adequate. Clear
understanding of content
discussed with minor errors or
use of notes to assist.
Posture and verbal
unsatisfactory. Basic or
minimal understanding of
content discussed. Many
errors or heavy reliance on
Did not submit video
Divorce, neglect, child abuse are some of the causes of trauma in immigrant children.
Children can go through traumatic experiences as a result of a divorce. Various studies outline
that immigrant children living with a divorced parent are highly likely to suffer from trauma
(Malizia, 2017). Second, child abuse is the primary cause of trauma. Immigrant children would
be living in fear and always regret why they are hated by their parents or guidance (Hamblen &
Barnett, 2016). These immigrant children will not be living a normal life as compared to their
peers. Lastly, child neglect is another cause of trauma in immigrant children (Danese & Baldwin,
2017). The reason is that a neglected child will not have a perfect upbringing.
Danese, A., & Baldwin, J. R. (2017). Hidden wounds? Inflammatory links between childhood
trauma and psychopathology. Annual review of psychology, 68, 517-544.
Hamblen, J., & Barnett, E. (2016). PTSD in children and adolescents. National Center for PTSD,
in www. ncptsd. org.
Malizia, N. (2017). The Psychological Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Scientific and
Sociological Profiles. Sociology Mind, 7(01), 11.