Ommon rites of passage from two cultures

Admins note: Part of the paper is done. We need additional pages completed. Please, add additional pages and slides to the ppt attached (And 8-10 page power point (6 pages were returned) as well as a 1-2 page handout/flier in word format. )

We have learned that adolescence is a time of transition between childhood and adulthood. A critical milestone of this stage is the ability to successfully achieve a sense of identity. Around the world, there are different rites of passage to mark the transition to adulthood. In the United States, this might include obtaining a drivers license, landing ones first job, senior prom, or high school graduation. In this assignment, we will explore the role that family and society play in the development of the individuals sense of self.

By Saturday, November 10, 2012, create two documents for parents of minority teens 1) A 8-10 slide PowerPoint Presentation (complete with Speakers notes) and 2) an accompanying 1-2 page handout/flier in Word or .pdf format. Be sure that both illustrate the following:

Describe common rites of passage from two cultures around the world and compare them to a common American rite of passage. Possible resources might include National Geographic and the Argosy Online Library.
Compare and contrast these rites to common US rites of passage. Do they coincide with the physical, cognitive, or socioemotional changes taking place at this age? Describe which specific changes (physical, cognitive, or socioemotional) they coincide with. Does this explain their importance in a particular culture?
How might such a social ritual, such as a rite of passage, influence the identity formation process of adolescents?
In light of Erikson and Marcias theories, discuss how the process of identity development is affected when the adolescent belongs to a minority group (racial, ethnic, sexual or religious). Be sure to explain these theories and how they apply to identity development.
Summarize research from at least two peer-reviewed* studies on the effect of minority status on identity development, ensuring you describe the main findings of the study as well as the research methods used to study the topic.
Apply the information you gathered from the online notes, textbook and the research articles, to provide at least three practical recommendations for what the family, school and community can do to ease the process for adolescents.
* Peer reviewed means an article from a reputable journal, which can be found in the library. Peer reviewed indicates that other professionals in the field have reviewed and deemed it worthy of publication, in contrast to much if what we find online: someone posting something they want, without someone else verifying that their methods were rigorous enough and the study is valid. Use your book and course lectures as your primary resources, as well as articles from our library. If you must supplement from a website, do NOT use .coms. Instead, look for .org, .gov, and sometimes .edu for more reputable sources. Never use Wikipedia or about.com.

This assignment is worth 300 points and will be evaluated according to the rubric. Study the rubric carefully before you start work and refer to it periodically to complete this assignment.

By Saturday, November 10, 2012, deliver the slideshow and the handout/flier to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Describes common rites of passage from 2 cultures around the world and compares them to a common American rite of passage. 24
Discusses whether they coincide with particular physical, cognitive, or socioemotional changes taking place at this age and discusses whether this explains their importance in a particular culture. 32
Analyzes how a social ritual, such as a rite of passage, might influence the identity formation process of adolescents. 20
Synthesizes Erikson and Marcias theories of identity development while analyzing how the process of identity development is affected when the adolescent belongs to a minority group (racial, ethnic, sexual or religious). 40
Summarizes research from at least two peer-reviewed studies on this issue, by describe the main findings of the study as well as the research methods used to study the topic.

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Applied the information gathered to provide at least three practical recommendations for what the family, school and community can do to ease the process for adolescents. 40
Created a 1-2 page handout/flier that summarizes the information from the presentation as take-home information for the parents. 40
Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice

Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

APA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style
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Total: 300