Examine health patterns and practices transmitted across generations.

Choose a movie from the provided list. Watch the movie, focusing specifically on the family unit featured in the film. Compare and contrast the movie family’s characteristics and behaviors to the assessment criteria introduced in the class notes and readings from the textbook.  Address each characteristic including specific examples from the movie to validate your analysis. You must use references (textbook, class notes, others), and these must be cited throughout your paper. Submit your analysis in this document, typed using APA format (double-spaced). Limit is five (5) content pages.   

Choose one of these movies:

The Journey of August King

Steel Magnolias

It’s a Wonderful Life   

Mrs. Doubtfire

Field of Dreams

Mr. Holland’s Opus

Remember the Titans

The Horse Whisperer             

Madea’s Family Reunion

The Sound of Music

Stepmom

Run Away Bride                            I am Sam                                      

The Last Song                              The Notebook

Objectives

  • Explore developmental characteristics of the family as a unit across the lifespan.
  • Examine health patterns and practices transmitted across generations.

Rubric

NOTE: All assignments must be submitted on time. Assignments submitted after the deadline will be accepted with a penalty of 5 points of the total possible points for EACH DAY that the assignment is late.

Movie Family Assessment Target50 points max AcceptableAt least 37 points UnacceptableLess than 32 points
Introduction(5 points) Introduction is present and forecasts content of the paper.(4-5 points) Introduction is present and forecasts the content of the paper.(2-3 points) Introduction is present , sketchy, or introduction is missing(0-1 point)
Movie Setting and Story(6 points)

 

Complete description of each  major character in the movie family, the setting, and the context of the story(5-6 points) General description of  the major characters in the movie family, the setting, and the context of the story(3-4 points) Incomplete description of  the major characters in the movie family, the setting, and/or the context of the story(0-2 point)
Assessment of Movie Family 
Family processes(20 points) Complete description of each of these processes:

  • Sociocultural
  • Environment
  • Communication
  • Power/decision making
  • Roles

(19-20 points)

Complete description of 4 of these processes and general description of 1:

  • Sociocultural
  • Environment
  • Communication
  • Power/ decision making
  • Roles

(11-18 points)

General description of at least 2 processes and complete description of up to 3:

  • Sociocultural
  • Environment
  • Communication
  • Power/decision making
  • Roles

(0-10 points)

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