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


Investigation 3-8
Concept Connections

Synopsis:  Students identify the important concepts and how those concepts relate to each other, in order to answer the third Essential Question: "Is the association causal?"  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 realize that they have developed the epidemiologic Enduring Understanding that the Module 3 investigations were designed to achieve: "Causation is only one explanation for finding an association between an exposure and a disease. Because observational studies are flawed, other explanations must also be considered."

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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
 
Standard 5.3: Mathematical Applications

All students will integrate mathematics as a tool for problem-solving in science, and as a means of expressing and / or modeling scientific theories.

Strand A: Numerical Operations
Strand D: Data Analysis and Probability

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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
 
Standard 4.1: Number and numerical operations

All students will develop number sense and will perform standard numerical operations and estimations on all types of numbers in a variety of ways.

Strand A: Number Sense
Strand B: Numerical Operations
Strand C: Estimation
 
Standard 4.4: Data Analysis, Probability and Discrete Mathematics

All students will develop an understanding of the concepts and techniques of data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics, and will use them to model situations, solve problems, and analyze and draw appropriate inferences from data.

Strand A: Data Analysis (Statistics)
Strand B: Probability
Strand C: Discrete Mathematics - Systematic Listing and Counting
 
Standard 4.5: Mathematical Processes

All students will use mathematical processes of problem solving, communication, connections, reasoning, representations, and technology to solve problems and communicate mathematical ideas.

Strand A: Problem Solving
Strand B: Communication
Strand C: Connections
Strand D: Reasoning

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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

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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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