For all of these prompts, students are to answer the questions: What are your beliefs and what evidence do you have to support your beliefs?
Each student must create an initial response to ONE of the hot topics (25 points)
Original posts must be at least two-paragraphs, about 250-300 words.
Provide evidence of support from text resources within the class in APA format, Ex. (Albert, 2018, p.2).
Use course textbook (Ch. 1-4) and/or additional sources to help you answer these questions.
Post must be written with proper grammar and in complete sentences.
Each student must thoroughly and thoughtfully respond to at least TWO other classmates (10 points or 5 points/response). Additional comments or questions should further the discussion. See Discussion Netiquette and Example Formatting document for online discussion expectations.
Please avoid direct quotes in your initial posts and responses. Work on paraphrasing information just as you would in a face-to-face conversation. You should still provide an in-text citation for paraphrased information.
Students will not be able to post an initial thread or respond to their classmates after the deadline has passed. The discussion board will lock.
Title of your thread: “Your Name + Title of Hot Topic”
Hot Topic: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?
Hot Topic: Co-sleepingIs it safe to sleep with your baby?
Hot Topic: Home Birth can be appealing, but how safe is it?
Hot Topic: Designer Babies/Gene EditingIs this an ethical practice?
Hot Topic: Prenatal DiagnosisA chance to prepare or a reason to opt-out?
Hot Topic: Early Exposure to TechnologyHow soon is too soon to introduce your child to technology?