18 Journal and Wiki Assignments: The Dawn of a Person

Module 2 Journal Assignment

This journal assignment aligns with Learning Outcome 1.

The purpose of this assignment is to apply course material to your own development. This will allow you to better appreciate how the information that we learn in this course relates to everyday life.

Journal Instructions

This week we learned about genetics and prenatal development. So much of who we are today started before we were even born! If possible, talk to your biological mother and ask her about her pregnancy with you. Were you planned for or a surprise? What did she crave? Did she read or sing to you in the womb? Did she want to know your sex before you were born? Why or why not? How did she pick your name? Did she have morning sickness? Did she plan on a natural birth? Did the delivery go as expected? What did she love most about being pregnant with you? How do her answers correspond to what you have learned about prenatal development and pregnancy? Reflect upon the answers in your journal. What surprised you? What did you learn?

If it is not possible to talk to your biological mother, then interview anyone that you know that has had a baby, asking the same questions.

The journal should show evidence of self-reflection, be free of writing mechanic issues, and provide references in APA format. This assignment is worth 75 points. Please refer to the rubric below for specific requirements for this journal. (1)

Module 2 Wiki Assignment

This Wiki assignment aligns with Learning Outcome 1.


Collaboration is important for learning. In this course, we will use our class Wiki as a way to collaborate. Our Wiki page will allow us to meet asynchronously. We can share all types of files. It will allow us to learn from each other and the resources that we find.

Wiki Collaboration Instructions

The Wiki page has been set up to be open 24/7. This means that you can work whenever you want to. Your mission is to find a course related resource for module two and share it. You should briefly describe the resource and explain how it is related to module six and the milestones achieved in the social development domain. The same resource cannot be shared more than once — so checkout what is already posted. The research can be a website, blog, YouTube video, TedTalk, research article, news article, SlideShare, PowerPoint, or Pinterest board, you get the idea. In addition to posting a resource, you must also say what two other resources posted by your peers you found most educational and why by commenting on their posts. All work should be free of writing mechanic issues. This assignment is worth 75 points. (1)


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