## Pet Threat: Human Diseases From Animal Contact

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## Standards

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The National and State Standards used for "Pet Threat" are:

Maryland State Content Standards for Language Arts (8)
o	1.8.5.2  Comprehension and Interpretation of Informational Text
	Students will draw inferences, conclusions, or
text and support them with textual evidence and experience.
�	Writing:
o	3.8.6.2.1 and 2  Informational Writing
	Students will write reports for an intended audience and
purpose.
�	Convey a clear and accurate perspective on the subject.
�	Support the main ideas with facts, details, examples, and
explanations.

Maryland Content Standards for Science (8)
�	Skills and Processes
o	1.8.6 and 1.8.8  Scientific Inquiry
	Students will use appropriate instruments when making
measurements
and collecting data.
	Students will analyze and summarize data to identify trends
and form
a logical argument about a cause and effect relationship or a sequence of
events.

NHES National Standards for Physical Education and Health (5-8)
o	5-8.7.5  Advocate for Personal, Family, and Community Health
	Students will demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively
when
advocating for healthy individuals, families and schools.

Maryland Content Standards for Mathematics (8)
�	Mathematics
o	4.8.1 and 4.8.2  Knowledge of Statistics
	Students will collect, organize, display, analyze and
interpret data
to make decisions and predictions.
�	Conduct and use the results of a statistical investigation to answer
a question.
�	Interpret, organize, and display data using frequency tables, circle
graphs, box and whisker plots, scatter plots and histograms.

NCHS National Standards for History, United States and World History (5-12)

�	Historical Thinking
o	5.5  Historical Issues-Analysis and Decision-making
	Students engage in historical issues-analysis and decision
making.
�	Formulate a position or course of action on an issue by identifying
the nature of the problem, analyzing the underlying factors contributing to
the problem, and choosing a plausible solution from a choice of carefully
evaluated options.

ISTE Technology Standards
�	Technology Foundation Standards for Students
o	3.2   Technology Productivity Tools
	Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase
productivity, and promote creativity.
	Students use productivity tools to collaborate in
constructing
technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative
works.
�	Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support
personal productivity, group collaboration, and learning throughout the
curriculum.

�	Technology Foundation Standards for Students
o	5.1   Technology Research Tools
	Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect
information
from a variety of sources.

MD State Content Standards for Mathematics (8)
�	Mathematics
o	4.8.1 and 4.8.2  Knowledge of Statistics

Tech Effect
Rashida Betts, Literacy Coach
G. James Gholson Middle School
900 Nalley Rd.
Landover, MD  20785
To contact me:
Phone: 301-883-8390
Fax: 301-883-8394
E-mail: rashida.betts@pgcps.org
rashida.betts@pgcps.org
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