||Creative Living Skills
Couch, Felstehausen, Clark
LIFE on Your Own
Teacher Wraparound Edition
Teacher Resource Guide
Teaching & Learning Resources
ExamView Pro Test Generator CD-ROM
Creative Living Skills is a major revision of Creative Living that repositions the program to appeal to a wider audience. It is still the book for comprehensive courses at grades 9-12, but is also appropriate for management or independent living courses. This edition places additional emphasis on personal development, interpersonal skills and relationships, parenting, management, consumer skills, and daily choices related to food, clothing, housing, and transportation.
When used with upper-level students or independent living classes, pair the student edition with the new worktext, LIFE on Your Own. This component presents real-life situations students will encounter and provides practice dealing with them. Students work through this consumable book and then keep it for future reference. LIFE on Your Own can also be used as the primary text for a semester-long independent living course.
Features of Student Text
- Management is the key word—making good decisions and solving the practical problems of everyday life. The text focuses on effectively managing our time and money, utilizing technology and information, making nutrition and food choices, and choosing clothing, housing, and transportation. Creative Living Skills takes a practical approach, stressing effective approaches to real-life situations.
- Greater emphasis is placed on personal development and interpersonal skills, career choices and skills, consumer skills and nutrition and health. Since comprehensive courses today tend to be less lab-based, the text includes less food preparation and clothing construction. However, the Teaching and Learning Resources do include two booklets specifically for such hands-on experiences. Food Labs & Recipes and Sewing Labs offer teachers material they can use to customize Creative Living Skills to match their specific program needs.
- Clear chapter headings and subheadings, bulleted lists, and meaningful illustrations and charts enhance student’s reading comprehension.
- Creative Living Skills is correlated to Inclusion in the FACS Classroom, a new resource for teachers included in the Teaching & Learning Resources Box. Teaching strategies and activities in Inclusion in the FACS Classroom for every unit of Creative Living Skills help teachers meet the needs of all students. This resource includes a description of the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) strategies to use when incorporating UDL practices within a classroom, and includes an overview of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the roll FACS teachers play in developing and implementing quality education programs.
Teacher Wraparound Edition
Complete lesson plans, including activities, projects, discussion topics and supplemental information, are “wrapped” around the pages of the student edition in this resource for the teacher.
LIFE On Your Own NEW!
This reality-based program may be used along with Creative Living Skills or be used in a semester class by itself. Its work-text format integrates information and activities to prepare students for independent living. Topics include getting along with roommates and coworkers to choosing an apartment and using credit wisely. Contents include: Taking Charge of Your Life; Polishing Your People Skills; Consumer Smarts; Financial Know-How; Going Places; To Your Health; Eating Well; Looking Your Best; Navigating Your Career.
Teacher Resource Guide NEW!
Provides correlations to National Standards, lesson plans for each chapter, and reproducible chapter tests with answers.
Teaching & Learning Resources NEW!
Provides unit-focused reproducible masters correlated to the text:
Teacher WorksTM NEW!
- NEW! Management Skills focuses on the process skills needed to balance work and family, food choices and meal management, budgets and saving.
- NEW! Interpersonal Skills offers opportunities to apply interpersonal-skills concepts using contexts from throughout the text. For example, reciprocity is an interpersonal skill that has implications at home, school and work. Communication skills are used on the job, in parenting children, or living with a roommate. Assertive communication, listening skills, ethical leadership, resolving conflict, and building esteem are all addressed.
- NEW! Inclusion in the FACS Classroom offers innovative teaching activities that support the content of the text, and lists accommodations that teachers can easily make to adapt activities to the special needs of students.
- NEW! Workplace Skills focuses on assessing aptitudes, choosing a career and developing employability skills, investigating career paths, developing a career plan and job search skills, evaluating job offers, building successful work relationships, balancing work and family, and successfully changing/leaving jobs.
- Expanded! Food Labs and Recipes focuses on food preparation skills and meal management techniques. Skill Sheets focus on a particular food preparation skill and include a recipe to help students apply the skill. The Meal Management Projects utilize a number of food preparation skills in preparing a variety of recipes for innovative meals.
- Updated Projects! Sewing Labs offers Skill Sheets that cover basic sewing techniques that can be applied to home decorating and clothing projects. Unique sewing projects for home use and gifting are included.
Makes planning lessons in a calendar format and customizing teacher plans easy.
PuzzleMaker CD-ROM NEW!
Allows the teacher to create crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, and jumble puzzles in a printable form or for use at the computer. Answer files are included.
ExamView ® Pro Test Generator CD-ROM
Allows the teacher to customize tests by adding, deleting, or editing questions from an extensive test bank. Answers are included.
Table of Contents
Unit 1—Personal Growth
|Making the Most of Your Life|
Taking Care of Yourself
Making a Difference
Unit 2—Management Skills
|Learning to Manage|
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Managing Time and Money
Managing Technology and Information
Unit 3—Pathways to Career Success
|Careers in a Changing World|
Exploring Career Paths
Finding a Job
Success in the Workplace
Balancing Multiple Roles
Unit 4—Interpersonal Skills
Teamwork and Leadership Skills
Peer Pressure and Refusal Skills
Conflict Resolution Skills
Unit 5—Relationships in Your Life
|Your Family Ties|
Challenges for Families
Dating and Marriage
People in the Workplace
Unit 6—Parenting and Caregiving Skills
|Life Span Development|
Nurturing and Guiding
Responsibilities of Parenthood
Unit 7—Consumer Skills
Using Credit Wisely
Unit 8—Wellness, Nutrition, and Food Choices
|Health and Wellness|
Guidelines for Food Choices
Planning Meals and Snacks
Shopping for Food
Safe Kitchen, Safe Food
Food Preparation Basics
Unit 9—Clothing and Fashion Choices
|Creating Your Look|
Fashion and Design
Shopping for Clothes
Fabrics and Their Care
Unit 10—Housing and Transportation Choices
|Choosing a Place to Live|
Designing Living Space
Home Care and Safety
Protecting the Environment