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Upon completion of this unit, the student will have met the following Illinois Goals and Standards:
1 A Apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to comprehend selections.
B Apply reading strategies to improve understanding and fluency.
C Comprehend a broad range of reading materials.
3 A Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and structure.
B Compose well-organized and coherent writing for specific purposes and audiences.
C Communicate ideas in writing to accomplish a variety of purposes.
4 A Listen effectively in formal and informal situations.
5 A Locate, organize, and use information from various sources to answer questions, solve problems, and communicate ideas.
B Analyze and evaluate information acquired from various sources.
C Apply acquired information, concepts, and ideas to communicate in a variety of formats.
6 A Demonstrate knowledge and use of numbers and their representations in a broad range of theoretical and practical settings.
B Investigate, represent, and solve problems using number facts, operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and their properties, algorithms, and relationships.
C Compute and estimate using mental mathematics, paper-and-pencil methods, calculators, and computers.
D Solve problems using comparison of quantities, ratios, proportions, and percents.
8 B Interpret and describe numerical relationships using tables, graphs, and symbols.
10 A Organize, describe, and make predictions from existing data.
B Formulate questions, design data collection methods, gather and analyze data, and communicate findings.
11 A Know and apply the concepts, principles, and processes of scientific inquiry.
B Know and apply the concepts, principles, and processes of technological design.
12 E Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the Earth and its resources.
13 B Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.
17 C Understand relationships between geographic factors and society.
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH
22 C Explain how the environment can affect health.