Alignment with New Jersey Core Content Curriculum
Standards, Strands, and Cumulative Progress Indicators
(to be completed by the end of Grade 8)


Investigation 1-6
Concept Connections

Synopsis:  Students identify the important concepts that need to be understood and how those concepts relate to each other, in order to answer the Essential Question: "How is this disease distributed and what hypotheses might explain that distribution?"  To do so, students learn to draw a Concept Map that depicts and explains how the concepts connect to each other.  At the conclusion of the investigation, students will have developed the epidemiologic Enduring Understanding that the Module 1 investigations were designed to achieve: "Health-related conditions and behaviors are not distributed uniformly in a population. Each has a unique descriptive epidemiology that can be discovered by identifying how it is distributed in a population in terms of person, place, and time. Descriptive epidemiology provides clues for formulating hypotheses."

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Science Health Mathematics Language Arts Social Studies Technology Careers


SCIENCE
 
Standard 5.1: Scientific Processes

All students will develop problem-solving, decision-making, and inquiry skills, reflected by formulating usable questions and hypotheses, planning experiments, conducting systematic observations, interpreting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and communicating results.

Strand A: Habits of Mind
Strand B: Inquiry and Problem Solving

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HEALTH
 
Standard 2.1: Wellness

All students will learn and apply health promotion concepts and skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

Strand A: Personal Health
Strand D: Diseases and Health Conditions
 
Standard 2.2: Integrated Skills

All students will use health-enhancing personal, interpersonal, and life skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

Strand A: Communication

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MATHEMATICS

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LANGUAGE ARTS
 
Standard 3.1: Reading

All students will understand and apply the knowledge of sounds, letters, and words in written English to become independent and fluent readers, and will read a variety of materials and texts with fluency and comprehension.

Strand A: Concepts About Print / Text
Strand D: Fluency
Strand F: Vocabulary and Concept Development
 
Standard 3.2: Writing

All students will write in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.

Strand A: Writing as a Process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, postwriting)
Strand B: Writing as a Product
Strand C: Mechanics, Spelling, and Handwriting
Strand D: Writing Forms, Audiences, and Purposes
 
Standard 3.3: Speaking

All students will speak in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.

Strand A: Discussion
Strand B: Questioning (Inquiry) and Contributing
Strand C: Word Choice
Strand D: Oral Presentation
 
Standard 3.4: Listening

All students will listen actively to information from a variety of sources in a variety of situations.

Strand A: Active Listening
Strand B: Listening Comprehension
 
Standard 3.5: Viewing and Media Literacy

All students will access, view, evaluate, and respond to print, nonprint, and electronic texts and resources.

Strand A: Constructing Meaning
Strand B: Visual and Verbal Messages
Strand C: Living with Media

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SOCIAL STUDIES
 
Standard 6.1: Social Studies Skills

All students will utilize historical thinking problem solving, and research skills to maximize their understanding of civics, history, geography, and economics.

Strand A: Social Studies Skills
 
Standard 6.6: Geography

All students will apply knowledge of spatial relationships and other geographic skills to understand human behavior in relation to the physical and cultural environment.

Strand A: The World in Spatial Terms

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TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY

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CAREER EDUCATION AND CONSUMER, FAMILY, AND LIFE SKILLS
 
Standard 9.2: Consumer, Family, and Life Skills

All students will demonstrate critical life skills in order to be functional members of society.

Strand A: Critical Thinking
Strand C: Interpersonal Communication
Strand D: Character Development and Ethics

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