Alignment with National Content Curriculum Standards

Investigation 2-3
What's Wrong with This Picture?

Synopsis:  Students learn to distinguish between the ethical and unethical conduct of human experiments by uncovering the circumstances under which it is ethical to conduct human experiments (trials).  The investigation begins by asking students to list principles that would assure that human experiments are done ethically.  Next, students learn about the history of the development of ethical standards for human experimentation by reading articles about human rights abuses in human experimentation, for example, the Nazi medical experiments and the Tuskegee Study.  Based on the readings, students develop a set of principles for conducting human experiments and compare their principles to the Belmont Report.  Students also learn the main elements of, and the need for, informed consent.

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Science Health Mathematics Language Arts Social Studies Technology

Unifying Concepts and Processes K-12

Conceptual and procedural schemes unify science disciplines and provide students with powerful ideas to help them understand the natural world. Because of the underlying principles embodied in this standard, the understandings and abilities described here are repeated in the other content standards.

As a result of activities in grades K - 12, all students should develop:
6: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

An important purpose of science education is to give students a means to understand and act on personal and social issues. The science in personal and social perspectives standards help students develop decision-making skills.

7: History and Nature of Science

In learning science, students need to understand that science reflects its history and is an ongoing, changing enterprise. The standards for the history and nature of science recommend the use of history in school science programs to clarify different aspects of scientific inquiry, the human aspects of science, and the role that science has played in the development of various cultures.

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By the end of Grade 8, students will:
4: Influences on Health

Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.

7: Health Advocacy

Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

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Grades K - 12
1: Reading for Perspective

Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.

2: Understanding the Human Experience

Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.

4: Communication Skills

Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

6: Applying Knowledge

Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.

11: Participating in Society

Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

12: Applying Language Skills

Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

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Grades 5 - 8
1: Civic Life, Politics, and Government

What are civic life, politics, and government?

3: Principles of Democracy

How does the government established by the constitution embody the purposes, values, and principles of American democracy?

4: Other Nations and World Affairs

What is the relationship of the United States to other nations and to world affairs?

5: Roles of Citizens

What are the roles of the citizen in American democracy?

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