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

Investigation 5-4
Evaluating an Actual Strategy

 Synopsis:  Students consider the value of testimonials and awards received by an actual risk management strategy for preventing gun-related accidents among children.  Students then incorporate what they have learned about risk, relative risk, the 2x2 table, and epidemiological study designs into the creation of a plan to evaluate this risk management strategy.  In conclusion, students consider published evaluations of risk management strategies aimed at preventing gun-related accidents. Return to Investigation 5-4

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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 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

 HEALTH 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 D: Character Development Strand E: Leadership, Advocacy, and Service

 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 B: Numerical Operations Strand C: Estimation 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

 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 E: Reading Strategies 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 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

 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

 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