Please construct a thoughtful and meaningful post in response to watching the film Fed Up. Post should be approximately 250 -300 words in length. Use the following prompts to help you in constructing your original post. Think about how you can provoke discussion with your posting.

  • What did you take away as the main message of the film?
  • Do you believe or agree with the message – why or why not?
  • How did the movie make you feel (the entire movie or a specific part)?
  • Select a fact reported in the movie. Can you confirm or reject it? Please cite a reliable source.
  • Incorporate any information gleaned from the above reading.
  • Share any other thoughts you might have on the film and topic.

2. Read other’s responses and respond to at least 2 other posts by 10/3. Continue to monitor discussion board throughout the week responding appropriately.

Discussion Board Rubric

Total Point Value – 20 Points

ORIGINAL POSTING

EXCELLENT (9-10)

GOOD (7-8)

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT (0-6)

This excellent posting reflects that the student watched and understood the assigned material, referring specifically to assigned reading or related research. The posting is well constructed and has a clear purpose: to inform, persuade, or raise an interesting question. It may also provoke conversation. When appropriate, the posting refers to outside sources in supporting its arguments. There are no proofing or spelling errors. Post is made by the assignment date, giving fellow classmates plenty of time to reply.

This posting reflects that the student watched and understood the assigned material, referring specifically to assigned reading or related research. The posting addresses all of the assigned prompts, but it may lack cohesiveness or thought-provoking conversation. When appropriate, the posting refers to outside sources in supporting its arguments. There may be a proofing or spelling error. Post is made by the assignment date, giving fellow classmates members plenty of time to reply.

This posting does not reflect that the student watched or understood the assigned material. This posting could have been made without the student doing assignment. The posting has no apparent purpose other than meeting the assignment requirement. It does not move the conversation forward or offer a reasoned opinion. The posting fails to make appropriate reference to outside materials in supporting any arguments. There are more than 2 proofing errors. Post is made at the last minute or late.

RESPONSES

EXCELLENT (9-10)

GOOD (7-8)

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT (0-6)

Replies are substantive and reflect that the student read and thought about the response and additional sources posted by the person they are replying to. The reply moves the conversation forward or makes a reply to a question asked in response to their own posting.Replies are made over several days rather than all crammed into the due dates.It is clear that the student is actively engaged in monitoring the discussion.

Replies reflect that the student read and thought about the response and additional sources posted by the person they are replying to. The reply relates to the post that is being responded to.It makes a reply to a question asked in response to their own posting.It may not move the conversation forward.Replies are made in time to allow time for classmates to respond.

Replies lack substance and do not reflect any reading or thought about the material or additional sources. The reply does not move the conversation forward or answer a question presented. Postings are made late on the day the assignment is due so that it is difficult for others to respond.

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