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Patterns and Relationships
Probability and Statistics
The four process strands are
communication, problem solving/reasoning, making learning relevant, and
critical thinking are addressed in all or part of each activity. Communication
is a process skill that the students will use in every activity as they
write, compose, draw, graph, diagram, and speak while working on the activities.
Problem solving and reasoning is evident in many of the activities such
as the Prospector activity which emphasizes reasoning and finding solutions
to a given problem. The language arts activities are excellent examples
of making learning relevant as the students are exploring life on the Okefenokee
swamp and researching the Seven wonders of Georgia. Creative thinking is
evident as the students will be using research skills to draw conclusions
about the constant state of changes in Georgia.
Benchmarks & Performance Standards
8.63 Apply reading comprehension
A. Choose an appropriate
B. Identify causes and effect
C. Reconstruct the sequence
of events using data from a written passage.
8.64 Understand various literary
structures and genres.
B. Restate the theme
of a piece of literature in his/her own words
8.66 Evaluate adolescent literature
in terms of personal choices and delusions.
A. Compare life
experiences to that of a central character.
B. Identify cause and effect
relationships in a selection.
8.67 Apply effective speaking
and listening skills..
B. Demonstrate effective
C. Modify presentations
for audiences and purposes.
D. Demonstrate an understanding
of the collaborative process.
8.68 Expand spoken vocabulary.
A. Apply listening
skills in multimedia presentations.
8.69 Demonstrate correct
usage in spoken language.
A. Decide which
situations are appropriate for formal or informal language.
8.70 Apply concepts of effective
A. Compose an effective
introduction and conclusion.
B. Organize ideas into paragraphs
using correct usage, spelling, and capitalization.
C. Add "effective transitions."
8.71 Expand written vocabulary.
A. Choose appropriate
words for context.
B. Compose original written
pieces using selected vocabulary.
8.72 Use aspects of technology
to produce an original work.
A. Incorporate multimedia
into student presentation.
8.73 Apply principles of effective
B. Locate materials
using a variety of sources.
C. Paraphrase and summarize
information from sources.
D. Organize data and document
E. Utilize five steps of
8.74 Draw conclusions and make
generalizations based on research findings.
A. Explain the purpose
of the research.
B. Defend a conclusion based
on the research findings.
8.29 Read, interpret and construct
tables, charts and graphs.
A. Select appropriate
style and scale of graph to display information.
8.32 Generate and interpret
A. Calculate measure
of central tendency (mean, median, mode, range).
B. Construct frequency tables,
scatter plots, line, bar, and circle graphs.
8.33 Demonstrate problem solving
A. Select and apply
an appropriate strategy.
B. Solve real life problems
C. Use physical models and
technology to demonstrate mathematical concepts.
D. Use calculator to solve
8.25 Understand and apply proportions
and percents in a wide variety of situations.
A. Create a model
to explain percents.
B. Compute interest and
percent of change.
8.10 Explain relationships among
A. Identify the
forces of earth's crustal plate movement.
B. Compare the theories
of continental movement.
C. Describe the various
earth formations caused by crustal movement.
D. Analyze the cyclical
flow of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks.
E. Trace earth's geological
changes through time.
8.5 Demonstrate an ability to
gain and apply information from a variety of maps.
A. Identify and
locate selected places, physical features, and climate patterns.
B. Draw conclusions from
8.7 Demonstrate an understanding
of graphs, data, and charts.
A. Locate information.
B. Analyze graphs, data,
C. Evaluate graphs, data,
D. Create graphs, data,
Content Map Reference
5e. Construct a timeline
showing the earth's geological changes through time.
This instructional unit
was developed by teachers of the
Henry County School