ERIC Number: ED410450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Skills for Life. Teacher's Resource Materials.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
This document contains research-based resource materials designed to help teachers teach life skills to students in grades 7-12. It contains eight units that cover life skill categories identified through research. Each unit consists of several self-contained modules that can be taught in any sequence and incorporated into a variety of courses. Each module includes the following components: text, teaching strategies, learning activities, transparency masters, and answers to learning activities. The packet also contains information about the project that developed the resource materials and suggestions for use. Modules in the personal development skills unit are as follows: self-esteem, social conduct, and understanding cultural differences. The health and wellness skills unit includes these modules: stress management, AIDS awareness and prevention, weight control, human nutrition, substance abuse, sex education, and cancer and cardiovascular disease. Five modules in the citizenship skills unit are as follows: effective citizenship, U.S. flag, parliamentary procedure, United Nations, and misdemeanors and felonies. Communication skills unit contains the following: verbal and nonverbal communication, leadership, and conflict resolution. Modules in the consumer skills unit are as follows: personal checking accounts, budgeting/purchasing, financial planning, and managing credit. Employability skills unit has six modules: characteristics for employment, work schedules and compensation, employment opportunities, self-improvement, social security system, and securing employment. Topics of parenting and child care modules are as follows: functioning effectively as a family, school-age parenting, selecting child care, parenting--what's it all about?, and parenting education. Balancing work and family skills unit addresses managing multiple roles, goal setting and decision making, and initiatives for family and work. (KC)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Course Content, Daily Living Skills, Employment Potential, Family Life Education, Family Work Relationship, Health, Health Education, Home Economics Skills, Individual Development, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Parenthood Education, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Home Economics Curriculum Center, Texas Tech University, Box 41161, Lubbock, TX 79409-1161; telephone: 806/742-3029; fax: 806/742-3034 (sold in packets of modules $15 each; complete set $89).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Career and Technology Education.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
Note: For 1991 version (unfinished), see ED 339 887.