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


Investigation 4-4
Risk Management Strategies

Synopsis:  This investigation is divided into two parts and takes two class periods to complete.  In Part 1, students develop a personal and societal risk management strategy to reduce the level of risk posed by carrying heavy backpacks.  In Part 2, students continue to develop and refine their societal risk management strategy, critique their strategies in terms of their considerations for judging the acceptability of a risk, and send their strategy to appropriate stakeholders.

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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 E: Safety
 
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
Strand B: Decision-Making
Strand C: Planning and Goal Setting
Strand E: Leadership, Advocacy, and Service

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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 E: Reading Strategies
Strand G: Comprehension Skills and Response to Text
 
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
 
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

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

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