the purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.
Did the subjects die as a result of drug usage, preexisting medical conditions, or excessive use of force by police? What is your opinion? In addition to your opinion, provide facts to back up your claim.
Choose a classmate’s post that covers a different state from the one you chose. How do the statistics for the deaths in custody for that state differ from the state you chose?Choose a classmate’s post that takes a different position from your own. Are there any aspects of the student’s argument that made you rethink your position? If so, what were they?If not, what additional arguments can you provide that correlate with the points made by your classmate?
|30%||Part 1: Students provide statistics for a state including gender, race, and ages for those who died from illness, AIDS, suicide, homicide, substance abuse, accident, and other/unknown.|
|50%||Part 2: Students address the following questions:Did the subjects die as a result of drug usage, preexisting medical conditions, or excessive use of force by police? What is your opinion?In addition to your opinion, provide facts to back up your claim. The student compares and contrasts the 2 systems.|
|15%||The students’ responses to peer posts are substantive, well-thought, and address the suggestions for responses.|
|5%||The student provides APA citation and references for information found in other sources used to support responses.|