APPENDIX B. COMMON
ASSIGNMENT & GRADING RUBRIC, Common Assignment 1
EP 2.1.1, PB1 Social workers advocate for client access to the
services of social work;
EP 2.1.5 Advocate for human rights and social justice
Writing for Social Change Activity(Common Assignment 1) – 15% of the grade
Please write a
three-four page paper that incorporates a human rights perspective, social work
history, and how social workers conceptualized and responded to social problems
or conditions. Please use APA style (cover page, double-spacing, 12 point font,
one inch margins, citations, and references). Please answer the following
Please identify one or more social problems or conditions that
social workers responded in the last 19th and 20th centuries (e.g., child
abuse, poverty, industrialization, immigration, crime and punishment, racial
justice, and women’s rights, disability rights (mental and/or physical health)
Please identify social work leaders and/or organizations that
worked on this social problem or condition. How did they conceptualize and
critically analyze the ‘problem’? How did they respond to the problem using
research, practice, and policy advocacy? (1 page)
Critically analyze and compare how social workers responded in
our early history compared to contemporary social work practice? Please use a
human rights framework in both the conceptualization and critical analysis of
the problem and response. What might you that is similar or difference? (and
please explain your rationale) (1 page)
Critically reflect upon what you learned from completing this
assignment (1/4-1/2 page page)
Due: March 1, but can be
submitted anytime up until then.
Common Assignment 1 Final Exam
Part A -“Writing for Social Change”
2.1.1. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself
PB 1 Social workers advocate for client access to the
services of social work.
2.1.5. Advance human rights and social and economic
PB3. Social workers engage
in practices that advance social and economic justice.
an understanding of how social workers advocate on behalf of their clients.
to identify social issue from a social and economic justice perspective.
understanding of systems and how social workers may use systems to advocate
social and economic justice perspective but unable to identify practices to
advance justice from this perspective.
how client advocacy is part of a professional role and demonstrates ability
to utilize system to meet client needs.
able to differentiate practices that advance social and economic justice from
those that do not.
alternative strategies social workers
utilize to obtain services and benefits needed by clients.
and is able to implement practices and strategies to advance social and
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