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

Investigation 2-3
What's Wrong With This Picture?

Synopsis:  Students learn to distinguish between the ethical and unethical conduct of human experiments by uncovering the circumstances under which it is ethical to conduct human experiments (trials).  The investigation begins by asking students to list principles that would assure that human experiments are done ethically.  Next, students learn about the history of the development of ethical standards for human experimentation by reading articles about human rights abuses in human experimentation, for example, the Nazi medical experiments and the Tuskegee Study.  Based on the readings, students develop a set of principles for conducting human experiments and compare their principles to the Belmont Report.  Students also learn the main elements of, and the need for, informed consent.

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Science Health Mathematics Language Arts Social Studies Technology Careers

Standard 5.2: Science and Society

All students will develop an understanding of how people of various cultures have contributed to the advancement of science and technology, and how major discoveries and events have advanced science and technology.

Strand A: Cultural Contributions
Strand B: Historical Perspectives

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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 C: Decoding and Word Recognition
Strand D: Fluency
Strand F: Vocabulary and Concept Development
Strand G: Comprehension Skills and Response to Text
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

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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 6.2: Civics

All students will develop career awareness and planning, employability skills, and foundational knowledge necessary for success in the workplace.

Strand A: Civic Life, Politics, and Government
Strand B: American Values and Principles
Strand C: The Constitution and American Democracy
Standard 6.4: United States and New Jersey History

All students will demonstrate knowledge of United States and New Jersey History in order to understand life and events in the past and how they relate to the present and future.

Strand A: Historical Understanding
Strand B: Many Worlds Meet (to 1620)
Strand C: Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
Strand D: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820)
Strand E: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Strand F: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)

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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
Strand E: Consumer and Personal Finance Skills

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