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.

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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

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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

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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 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

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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 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

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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

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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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