PART ONE Guidelines and Rubric
This course explores wellness and its impact on the world around us. Wellness influences society, and society influences wellness, creating a feedback loop
between them. We will critically analyze this feedback loop in this course through social, historical, and theoretical approaches to wellness as well as the four
general education lenses: history, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social sciences. Each of these four perspectives allows us to better understand
the construction of wellness and its interrelation with society. From this enhanced understanding, you will be equipped to draw connections between wellness
and your personal and professional lives, helping you to become a better-informed citizen who can make a positive difference in the world.
Wellness has a pervading influence into many aspects of society, which requires diverse knowledge and perspectives to investigate and change. The purpose of
this project is to examine a specific issue or event in wellness and how it impacts individuals and society through the development of a critical analysis portfolio
and a presentation in which you will demonstrate your ability to think critically, investigate, and communicate clearly. These skills are often necessary to achieve
personal and professional goals across many disciplines.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
• Analyze the various components of wellness for investigating their influence of wellness on one’s discipline of study or chosen profession
• Integrate interdisciplinary approaches for determining the impact contemporary issues in healthcare systems have on modern society
• Recommend potential applications of strategies for monitoring and enhancing personal and public wellness
• Assess cultural and social attitudes, choices, and behaviors for their implications to lifelong health and wellness through the incorporation of
diverse perspectives and viewpoints informed by relevant literature and peer experiences
For the first part of this project, I selected Wellness of Children and COVID-19 as the specific issue or event in wellness and critically analyze it through the four general education lenses: history,
humanities, social sciences, and natural and applied sciences. Through viewing the issue or event through these lenses, you will gain insight into how the
interconnected nature of wellness affects society as well as both your own individual framework of perception and the choices, attitudes, and behaviors of
others in the world around you. You will compile your analyses within a portfolio that will include an analysis of each lens, plus introduction and conclusion
paragraphs. Altogether, this portfolio should be 6 to 8 pages long, not counting references. Within your portfolio, each analysis should be 3 to 5 paragraphs long.
Be sure to support your analyses with appropriate and relevant evidence from theory and research.
Specifically, you must address the critical elements listed below. Most of the critical elements align with a particular course outcome (shown in brackets).
I. Introduction: For this part of the assessment, you will examine the role of the individual in a global society and how issues of wellness influence aspects
of culture and the individual. You will explore topics that have been discussed in this course (sociology of wellness, psychological wellness, identity and
wellness, wellness and socioeconomic status, etc.) to help guide your analysis.
A. Topic: Using the four lenses, explain how an issue or event within wellness has or has not influenced modern society. [see module overview attachments]
II. Lens Analysis: In this part of the assessment, you will analyze your chosen issue or event (wellness of children and covid-19) through each of the following lenses to determine its impact on
various institutions, using evidence and research to support each analysis:
A. History [see attached pdf with lens descriiption]
B. Humanities [see attached pdf with lens descriiption]
C. Natural and Applied Sciences [see attached pdf with lens descriiption]
D. Social Sciences [see attached pdf with lens descriiption]
A. Explain how integrating the four lenses helps understand how problems in wellness impact both professional and personal context. [see mod 2 attachments]
B. Analyze how social practices have been shaped by issues and events in wellness in modern culture. [see mod 2 attachments]
C. Using relevant research or diverse perspectives, assess the benefits and challenges of addressing issues in wellness. [see mod 6 attachments ]
D. Explain how analyzing wellness can help interactions with those of a different viewpoint, culture, and perspective. [see mod 4 attachments]
Your portfolio must be 6 to 8 pages in length (plus a cover page and references) and written in APA format. Use double-spaced, 12-
point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Include references cited in APA format. Submit your portfolio in a single Word document.
My issue/event is ‘Wellness of Children and COVID-19’
For Final Project Part Two, you will develop a multimedia presentation in which you will have a chance to reflect on what you have learned about your issue or
event, yourself, and society through analyzing your event or issue’s impact on wellness. You will also be able to apply your communication skills and integrate
multimedia elements to communicate your message to an audience.
In developing this presentation, you will be able to use your analyses from Final Project Part One as a starting point. The reflective nature of this activity prompts
you to dig deeper and consider the implications posed by the critical analysis of your issue or event in wellness. How does studying wellness affect how you
understand yourself as well as the world around you? You’ll also be challenged to incorporate a dash of creativity to enhance your message.
Multimedia Presentation: For this PART TWO of the project, you will create a multimedia presentation that incorporates audio narration and visuals to
articulate how critically analyzing your issue or event in wellness impacts your own framework of perception and ability to constructively engage in society.
NOTE: I will need a transcriipt so I can input the audio narration for each slide
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Issue/Event: For this section of your presentation, you will introduce the issue or event and how it relates to issues of wellness and any of the topics that
have been discussed in the course.
A. Using appropriate research strategies, describe a social or global issue or event that is related to issues of wellness. [see mod 3 attachments]
i. What is the origin of the issue?
ii. What is the issue about?
B. Using appropriate research strategies, describe the impact of the issue or event on society. [see mod 3 attachments]
i. Who is impacted by the issue?
ii. What is important to know about those who are impacted by the issue?
C. Using relevant research or diverse perspectives, assess how society impacts the chosen issue. [see mod 6 attachments]
II. Yourself: This section of your presentation explores how studying wellness influences your individual framework of perception with respect to your
discipline of Psychology with a concentration of children/adolescents.
A. How has critically analyzing your issue or event in wellness informed your individual framework of perception? Consider how your analysis has
altered the way you perceive the world. [see mod 5 attachments]
B. How can critically analyzing wellness influence your field of study or profession (psychology with a concentration of children/adolescents)? How can studying wellness inform your understanding of the
next big topic of study in your field or profession in the next five to ten years? [see mod 1 attachment]
III. Society: This section of your presentation explores how studying wellness enhances your ability to engage constructively in society.
A. How does critically analyzing wellness add value to how you interact with people and understand social or global issues or events? Supplement
your reasoning with examples. [see mod 4 attachments]
Guidelines for Submission: Your multimedia presentation should be approximately 10 to 12 slides and 8 to 12 minutes in length. You are required to include a
combination of text, visuals, and sound in order to support your work. Support your presentation with relevant resources cited in APA format and noted on a
separate slide. If you require alternative accommodations for completing this assignment, reach out to your instructor directly for more information.
Note: Turnitin, the originality report feature used in the course, is not able to check PowerPoint submissions for plagiarism. Thus, you should submit your speaker
notes in a separate Word document. Both files (PowerPoint and Word) can be submitted through the Final Project Part Two submission item.