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


Investigation 4-5
Concept Connections

Synopsis:  Students identify the important concepts and how those concepts relate to each other, in order to answer the Essential Question: "What should individuals and societies do when preventable causes of disease are found?"  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 realize that they have developed the epidemiologic Enduring Understanding that the Module 4 investigations were designed to achieve: "When a causal association has been identified, decisions about possible disease prevention strategies are based on more than the scientific evidence. Given competing values, social, economic, and political factors 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 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
Strand B: Decision-Making

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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 6.2: Civics

All students will know, understand and appreciate the values and principles of American Democracy and the rights, responsibilities, and roles of a citizen in the nation and the world.

Strand A: Civic Life, Politics, and Government
Strand B: American Values and Principles
Strand D: Citizenship

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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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