Assignment: Emerging Adulthood in the Media

STEP 1: Give an example of a character from a movie or a television show that is likely in the stage of emerging adulthood. Find a short clip from YouTube with a scene that shows a character that is roughly between the ages of 18 to 25 that is going through at least one of the five distinctive features of emerging adulthood.

STEP 2: Post the URL to your chosen clip and your explanation as to why you believe this character is in the stage of emerging adulthood to this discussion board. Be sure to cite the text when discussing the features of emerging adulthood. Your post should be between 300 to 500 words. Post early because once a character has been selected by a student, it cannot be used again.

Sample Grading Rubric
Criteria Proficient Developing Not Evident Points
Presents a coherent post between 300-500 words Writes in clear, descriptive sentences with no or few grammatical errors. The post is well organized and complete. Does not provide enough detail in the post or contains several grammatical errors. Incomplete post or difficult to understand. __/5
Correctly identifies a character in the stage of emerging adulthood that has not been used before and includes the URL to the clip. Correctly identifies a character that has not previously been posted in the stage of emerging adulthood.  Includes a working URL to the video clip. Correctly identifies a character in emerging adulthood, but does not provide a working URL to the clip. Identifies a character that has already been discussed in the class or does not correctly identify a character in the emerging adulthood stage. __/5
Explains the connection with the text and includes at least one of the five distinct features of emerging adulthood Makes a strong connection between the chosen character, at least one distinct feature of emerging adulthood, and the relevant topics that were presented in the text. Gives citation from the text. Makes a weak connection between the chosen character and the relevant topics that were presented in the text. May not include text citation. Does not back up the choice of the character with any relevant information from the text. Does not include text citation. __/5
Total: __/15

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