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Investigation 4-5
Concept Connections

Synopsis

Students identify the important concepts that need to be understood in order to answer the Essential Question: "What should individuals and society do when preventable causes of disease are found?"  To do so, students draw a Concept Map that depicts and explains how the concepts connect to each other.  At the conclusion of the investigation, students will realize that they have developed the epidemiologic Enduring Understanding that the Module 4 investigations were designed to achieve: "When a causal association has been identified, decisions about possible disease prevention strategies are based on more than the scientific evidence.  Given competing values, social, economic, and political factors must also be considered."


Investigation Preparation Checklist

Check alignment with standards.

National or State file


Review Epidemiology Background for Module 4.

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Review teacher's notes and slides:  [en espaņol:]

 
 
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    Gather one large sheet of chart paper, roll of adhesive tape, set of colored markers, and fifteen index cards or Post-Its for each Epi Team.

     


    Copy Investigation 4-5: Epi Log Worksheet for each student.  [en espaņol:]

    Word or PDF file


    Copy Investigation 4-5: Epi Log Worksheet -
    Homework Concept Map
    for each student.  [en espaņol:]

    Word or PDF file


    Review Homework Concept Map Rubric.

    PowerPoint or PDF file


    Copy version A or B of Understanding 4 Quiz for each student.

    PowerPoint or PDF file


    Review Understanding 4 Quiz Answer Key.

    PowerPoint or PDF file


    Copy Presentation Rubric for each student.

    Word or PDF file




    Estimated Time / Time Management

    Approximately two class periods.


    Look For Students To:

    Identify the main concepts needed to explain:"What should individuals and society do when preventable causes of disease are found?"

    Arrange the concepts in a sequence that depicts the explanation.

    Draw lines, arrows, and brackets that connect the concepts in a logical manner.

    Label the lines, arrows, and brackets to explain the connections of the concepts.

    Understand that "When a causal association has been identified, decisions about possible disease prevention strategies are based on more than the scientific evidence.  Given competing values, social, economic, and political factors must also be considered."