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Toddler room observation

Toddler room observation

Conduct an assessment of an a toddler classroom using the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale- Revised Edition. (Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale – Revised Edition (2006) by Harms, T., Cryer, D., & Clifford, R). This paper will include the completed assessment observation score sheet, items 1-39 only and a 6 page paper that addresses the following: an overview of the outcomes identified from the assessment tool; trends found among low-scoring items and subscales; trends found among high-scoring items and subscales; reasons for these trends; what the scores revealed in understanding individualized curriculum development, programming for the whole child, and programming for children with special needs; and what the scores revealed in understanding family involvement in early childhood programs.

Video Questions

Video Questions

This part of your examination is worth 80 points and consists of 1 Video question

Video Questions

Create a video demonstrating your understanding of sports conditioning training. The video portion of your final exam should be completed within the following guidelines:
Introduce yourself by name, school, or association that you work for, etc.
Identify the athlete and sport you are coaching and the athlete’s position in the training cycle.
Introduce the layout of the training program and then begin training. (NOTE: Training should be specific for the athlete’s needs.)
Walk through training techniques with both verbal explanation and physical demonstration.
Include both a warm-up and cool-down routine with both verbal explanation and physical demonstration.

If you cannot do a video you can write a 1,500 word (3 page) essay on what would have been done in the video itself.

Short answer

Short answer

208. Describe the physiological adaptations that occur when an athletes trains for 2-weeks in the heat.
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209. You are working with a 16-year old athlete who is considering using anabolic steroids. The athlete asks you how they work, what are the side effects, and what are the legal and ethical implications of using the drugs. Answer this athlete.
**answer here**

210. Describe a week-long diet for a distance runner during the week prior to a big competition.
**answer here**

211. Describe the stretch shortening cycle and how it relates to exercise.
**answer here**

Li Bai

Li Bai

This essay should be a 600-900 word essay focusing on the assigned readings from Week 2 and 3. It is due by 11:55 pm ET on Sunday of Week 3.

• This should be a close reading essay, and should use as evidence primarily passages from the story or stories that you discuss. You may not use ANY outside sources without the instructor’s approval.

• The essay should be in MLA essay format (see the sample essay attached below) and use MLA citations. A works cited entry and in-text citations for each text discussed are required.

• It should have a self-assessment (which should answer these questions) as the first page.

• The essay should be focused on making a debatable claim about the work(s) in question; informational essays or essays consisting of summary are not appropriate. The claim should be supported with discussion of specific passages from the text(s) on which the essay is focused. The essay grading rubric is attached below.

Shared Themes: Choose one (1) poem by Li Bai, and identify in it a theme that you also can find in Oedipus Tyrannus. Compare and contrast the two works’ treatment of the theme. Do they deal with that theme in a way that is more alike or different? Focus your thesis on arguing how the treatments are more similar/different, and support your argument by discussing only passages from the two works.

Should women be allowed in military combat?

Should women be allowed in military combat?

Following the guidelines for an Annotated Bibliography in the Purdue Owl site, create one below using six initial sources that you feel you can use for the paper. Make sure to use MLA for the citations them- selves. Note that you need to pay careful attention when assessing the credibility of sources as detailed in the Purdue Owl site and class discussions.

owl site example

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/02/

Additional Instructions

In addition, note now that each annotated paragraph should include 3 things: 1. a very brief summary; 2. an assessment of what makes the author a credible authority to speak on the subject; 3. and, a brief explanation how you might use the source in the paper. For the purpose of this assignment, each annotated paragraph should be between 50-75 words long.

Legal Analysis Memorandum

Legal Analysis Memorandum

Pretend you are a new associate at a criminal defense firm in Washington DC. Write a three-page internal memorandum to your supervising attorney regarding the legal issues of this particular fact pattern (see the memorandum from your supervisor below). Structure your paper as follows:
Focus your analysis on the Fourth Amendment and its right-to-privacy aspects.
Using the criminal statute provided, compare the three legal cases indicated below using only the links supplied below with the facts to determine whether the rules from those cases apply to the facts. It is a given that the criminal statutes provided apply.
In addition, use your textbook, include at least once (one citation) as secondary source material to support your explanation of the issues of this fact pattern or to support your legal opinion. No other material should be used for this assignment.
Structure the body of your memo to the supervising attorney using the IRAC method:
I. Issue: Explain the material facts presented in the memo from the supervising attorney, and clearly state whether the drugs and/or guns found should be admissible or not.
II. Rule: Address the relevant criminal procedure issues, the applicable fundamental rights established by the Fourth Amendment, and the issues and rules clarified in the case law given that are relevant to whether the drugs found on Mr. Blake should be admissible or not. (e.g., stop and frisk, plain view)
III. Analysis: Using the relevant facts presented, determine whether or not they meet the requirements set out in the DC Code, the amendments, or Mapp v. Ohio and Minnesota v. Carter regarding the admissibility of evidence (drugs and guns) in the criminal prosecution against Mr. Blake.
IV. Conclusion: Restate your legal opinion.
Case Law Supplied by the Firm’s Law Librarian
Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961) http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0367_0643_ZO.html
Minnesota v. Carter, 525 U.S. 83 (1998)
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/97-1147.ZO.html
District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)
https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290.ZS.html
Criminal Statutes provided by the Firm’s Law Librarian (Use ONLY the elements of the crime as described below.)
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Type of Offense: Misdemeanor. DC Code Citation: §48-904.01, §48-904.08
Charge Elements: The elements of this offense are as follows:
1. The defendant possessed a controlled substance.
2. The defendant did so knowingly and intentionally. This means consciously, voluntarily, and on purpose, not mistakenly, accidentally, or inadvertently.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Type of Offense: Felony. DC Code Citation: §48-904.01
Charge Elements: The elements of this offense are as follows:
1. The defendant distributed a controlled substance. To distribute means to transfer or to attempt to transfer an item to another person. The government need not prove that the defendant received or expected to receive anything of value in return.
2. The defendant distributed the controlled substance knowingly and intentionally. This means consciously, voluntarily, and on purpose, not mistakenly, accidentally, or inadvertently.
3. When the defendant distributed the controlled substance, he was at least 21 years of age.
4. When he distributed the controlled substance, the person to whom the substance was distributed was under 18 years old.
5. The amount or quantity of the controlled substance distributed was ____ grams or more.
In the District of Columbia, if the controlled substance is marijuana and this is the offender’s first conviction for distribution and/or possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, then the maximum exposure of incarceration is 180 days.
Unregistered Firearm
Type of Offense: Felony/Misdemeanor. DC Code Citation: §7-2502.01, §7-2507.06
Charge Elements: The elements of this offense are as follows:
1. The defendant knowingly possessed a firearm.
2. The defendant did so knowingly and intentionally.
3. The defendant had not registered the firearm as required by District of Columbia law, or the defendant possessed a pistol or firearm in his dwelling place or place of business or on other land possessed by the defendant that could have been registered.
4. The defendant knowingly distributed a firearm to a person under 18 years of age, or the defendant had a prior conviction for a violation of this section, in which cases, the offense is a felony.
Fact Pattern supplied by your Supervisor
Memorandum
To: Junior Associate
From: Supervising Attorney
Re: DC v. Blake
Mr. Jonathan Blake, a new client of the firm, recently requested our legal services in a criminal matter.
Mr. Blake was recently arrested for possession of a controlled substance by the Metropolitan Police Department. According to Mr. Blake, the facts are as follows: Jessie Smith and his wife are the co-owners of a residence at 3630 16th St. NW, Washington DC, 20015. Jessie Smith and Jonathan Blake run a catering business in the Smiths’ basement.
Jonathan Blake was at the Smiths’ house on Sunday, February 6, 2011, watching the Super Bowl.
Mr. Blake and two other guests were sitting on the couch watching television and smoking marijuana. The Smiths’ home has a very large living room window. Police officers responded to a call from a neighbor about noise emanating from the Smith household. Officers observed Mr. Blake and his friends smoking marijuana through the large living room window. Officers also observed Mr. Blake hand a baggie of white powder to someone standing near the couch.
Officers then knocked on the door. After hiding the drugs, Mr. Smith opened the door and granted the officers access. When the officers came inside, they informed Mr. Blake and his friends that they had witnessed the transfer of a baggie of white powder between Mr. Blake and another gentleman and that everyone in the room had been observed smoking marijuana through the living room window. Police then observed what looked like a shotgun sandwiched between the cushions of the couch near Mr. Blake. Upon further inspection, the officers discovered three other guns underneath the same couch. The ownership of all four confiscated firearms is in dispute.
The officers then conducted a pat-down search of Mr. Blake and everyone else in the room. The officers found that Mr. Blake had on his person a large amount of suspected marijuana, suspected cocaine, and money ($400). Another occupant of the room had a baggie of suspected cocaine (white powder). Mr. Blake was then charged with possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance, and possession of an unregistered firearm.
Format Requirements
Paper should be three pages (750 words)
Double space, 12 pt. font, 1″ margins, Use APA citations for all sources, Include APA reference page (not included in word count)
Additionally:
Create a cover page for your assignment (not included in page count)
Include your name
Course title and number
Project title
Topic selected
Date of submission

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Briefly review what you feel is the most convincing and substantial theory of the etiology of alcoholism. Back up your claim with available research data.

Topic: ICK101

Topic: ICK101

Write an essay of 1500 words which addresses the following question:
In what ways have Indigenous Australian peoples resisted the non-Indigenous occupation of Australia and the policies imposed upon them?
Content requirement
• For the purposes of this essay, cover the period from 1770 to approximately 1970.
• Explain the following eras and discuss Indigenous Australian resistance in each era:
o the colonial frontier
o Protection
o Segregation
o Stolen Generations
• Each era must include an example from an identified language group or person.
• The essay should be your own original work. This assessment task will be put through Turnitin to identify plagiarism.
Essay requirements
• This assignment is to be completed in essay format. Include an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion.
• Develop an overall position and ensure each paragraph contains a specific point that is demonstrated and supported in the paragraph.
• Write in the third person; avoid the use of “I”.
• Resources and information relating to writing essays can be found at:
http://student.csu.edu.au/study/guidesandtips/writing-at-uni
Reference requirements
• Use at least eight (8) reference sources in total. References are not included in the word count.
• You must use a minimum of six (6) required readings from the IKC101 modules.
• You must cite and reference two (2) additional sources that you have located yourself. These texts must be of academic standard, such as a journal article, text book, text book chapter or conference paper proceeding. Assess the quality of content in web sources very carefully. In general, website references are unlikely to provide reliable, researched information suitable for this task.
• Do not reference sources such as Creative Spirits, Wikipedia, Skwirk/Red Apple, or Australians Together as these are unreliable sources.
• Do not cite or reference the module. You may cite and reference the readings linked to in the module. The written information contained in the modules are not academic sources and are not to be used in your essay.
• Use in-text citations to identify other people’s ideas and words. These in-text citations must follow the APA referencing style.
• Quotes must be in quotation marks and the in-text citation must include the page number.
Formal and respectful language requirements
• This assessment task must be in professional and formal language. This means there should be no abbreviations or slang.
• Care must be taken to avoid spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
• Respectful and appropriate terminology must be used when referring to and writing about Indigenous Australian people and cultures.

Late Adulthood Interview

Late Adulthood Interview

Conduct an interview with someone who is at least 65 years or older, but preferably 75 years or older. Ask the following questions: What developmental period (childhood; adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood) did you enjoy the most? Which period was most challenging? What is the best part of your life right now? What is the most challenging part of your life right now? Provide the answers to your interview in this message board.

Read the attached article on stress and generations. Look for emerging themes across the different interviews and with the stress report. Comment on these themes and be sure to incorporate developmental theory and concepts into your posts.

Police Body Cameras

Police Body Cameras

Project 2 – Research Paper
Background:
You are a candidate for the position of Chief of the Virtual Police Department. You have researched the city and you have learned about the organization of the police department.
The Virtual City Police Department was created 63 years ago. The department has emerged as one of the primary policing agencies in the state. It has become a modern police department with 155 sworn officers. There are 70 civilian employees appointed to positions ranging from clerical support to correctional officers to crime scene technicians. The department is considered “medium” size in the spectrum of police departments across the country. (The organizational chart is the same as the chart for Project 1.)
You are informed that the Mayor is aware of some members of the City Council who are keenly interested in equipping VPD patrol officers with personal body cameras; an operational approach to law enforcement they feels will make a difference in public safety and community relations in Virtual. The Mayor is also aware that there is opposition from other members of the City council who may acknowledge some benefits to the body cameras, but who will challenge her on the cost, potential for Constitutional-based privacy violations, etc.  As part of your application process, the mayor has asked you to prepare a position paper for her on the adoption of personal body cameras. She has asked that you present both the pros and cons of body camera use as objectively as possible.  Depending on what the research reveals, she may ultimately use this objective research document as part of her portfolio on police-community relations.
Assignment:
As part of your application for Chief of Police the mayor has asked you to prepare a research paper for her on the proposal to adopt body cameras for VPD patrol officers. She has asked that you present both the pros and cons as objectively as possible. Your personal recommendation is not part of this research report.

Formatting requirements:
Your report should include:
A cover page with your name, project title, course, and date submitted
An introductory section that explains the purpose of the paper
Five (5) FULL narrative pages, +/- a half-page, (not including cover page and references page) separated by no more than double spacing, 12 pt. font, and 1 inch margins.
The composition may be a combination of outline and narrative with outline statements and submit to the assignment folder.
At least 4 external sources; 2 supporting police body cameras and 2 denouncing them
External sources should come from the UMUC Library data base materials or other peer-review publications such as professional journals, peer-review articles, etc. Because these materials are more creditable, they will receive higher point consideration. Internet-based articles, news reports, etc. are also acceptable but may receive lower project point scores.
Wikipedia is never an external resource. However, the footnoted material in Wikipedia may lead you to the original source document which may be acceptable as a creditable external source.
Resources, including course materials, must be cited both in the narrative where appropriate and on a separate references page, using American Psychological Association (APA) citation rules.
At the instructor’s discretion, this project may be submitted to Turnitin or other service for verification of originality