Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

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Textbook: Chapters 11, 12, 14

Lesson

Minimum of 1 outside scholarly source

Initial Post Instructions

For this discussion we will consider if the social world can be bad for your health and/or if social institutions can improve your health.

For the initial post, examine ways that some of the social institutions studied this week (the family, the educational system, or religions) might affect the health (physical, mental, spiritual) of the people in the institution. Also, consider behaviors, practices, or experiences of specific demographic groups in the United States related to the social institutions studied this week (the family, the educational system, or religions) and examine ways specific demographic groups’ health could be affected positively or negatively.

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2 or Option 3:

Option 1: What are some effects of family life on health?

Option 2: How might the educational system in the United States affect the health of American children?

Option 3: How might health outcomes be affected by religious practices of members of varying religions in the United States? Are there other behaviors, outside of formal religious practice or formal religious ceremonial observances, such as dietary requirements or other behavioral requirements of members of religious institutions in the United States that might affect their health, either directly or indirectly?

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least one peer. If possible, respond to one peer who chose an option different than the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Make sure that you add additional information and not repeat the same information already posted on the discussion board as you further the dialogue.

Writing Requirements

Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)

APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Include citations from at least the assigned textbook/lesson reading and one additional outside scholarly source to support your response.

Grading

This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

Link (webpage): Discussion Guidelines

Course Outcomes (CO): 2, 4, 5, 6


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