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


Investigation 2-6
The Journey

Synopsis:  Students explore the four basic analytical epidemiological study designs; including the fundamental experimental design used in a controlled trial, and the three designs used to observe "natural experiments;" the cohort study, case-control study, and cross-sectional study.  A "train analogy" is used to depict "the journey between exposure and disease" and the different ways exposure and outcome data are collected during the journey.  The train analogy helps students uncover how the study designs differ according to when during the journey the epidemiologist determines study participants' exposure and outcome status.

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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

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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 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
 
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

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SOCIAL STUDIES

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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 C: Interpersonal Communication

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