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Architectural Design 1, 2
Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design, 11th Edition
By: Clois E. Kicklighter, Ed. D. and W. Scott Thomas, M. Ed., MCCTE
Grade Level: 9-14
Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design, 11th Edition
Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design provides comprehensive instruction on traditional and computer-based methods of preparing architectural working drawings in addition to coverage of design and construction principles and methods. It is organized around the design-building process, a logical way for students to easily learn. New content on green building technology/sustainable design complements foundational learning. Chapter-end activities challenge students to use residential design principles and problem-solving skills.
  • Drafting procedures and chapter-end activities are designed to provide students with hands-on experience with computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) systems.
  • End-of-chapter features address problem solving, ADDA certification exam preparation, and STEM topics.
  • Two new chapters cover sustainable design and building sections.
Banking Services
Banking & Financial Systems
By: Biz Kid$
Grade Level: 9-12
Banking & Financial Systems
Banking & Financial Systems provides an overview of banking basics, the Federal Reserve System, customer services, and bank operations. Banking careers and workplace skills are also explored. Included activities support college and career standards for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Event Prep activities help students prepare for competitive contests.
  • Authored by the award-winning educational television show Biz Kid$.
  • Biz Kid$ videos accompany each unit.
  • Content aligns with the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education published by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®.
Child Development 1, 2
Child Development: Early Stages Through Age 12, 8th Edition
By: Celia Anita Decker, Ed.D.
Grade Level: 9-14
Child Development: Early Stages Through Age 12, 8th Edition
Child Development: Early Stages Through Age 12 provides students the knowledge needed to work with and care for children as they grow. All areas of development—physical, intellectual, social, and emotional—are addressed so students can better understand, assess, and meet the needs of children. The child development principles and theories of Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, and Gardner are highlighted. Additionally, the text explores play activities, ways to keep children healthy, and group programs.
  • A new chapter provides additional information on brain development.
  • Child-related occupations are discussed in detail, including duties, education requirements, and job outlook.
  • Case Studies are included in each chapter of the book to help students relate content to real-world situations.
Early Childhood Education 1, 2
Working with Young Children, 8th Edition
By: Judy Herr, Ed.D.
Grade Level: 9-14
Working with Young Children, 8th Edition
Working with Young Children introduces students to the field of early childhood education. The text begins by helping students better understand young children and then progresses into developing guidance skills. Child development principles are applied to child care settings. Students also learn how to handle specific concerns related to infants, toddlers, school-age children, and children with special needs.
  • All information needed to successfully earn the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is included.
  • Students prepare for the workplace by learning about licensing rules and regulations, different career paths, and safety considerations.
  • Core values and principles from the NAEYC's Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment are highlighted in their own appendix.
Exploratory FCS (Gr. 6), Intro to FCS (Gr. 7), Intro to FCS (Gr. 8)
Exploring Life and Career: Introduction to Social Health, 7th Edition
By: Martha Dunn-Strohecker, Ph.D. and Deborah Tippett, Ph.D.
Grade Level: 6-9
Exploring Life and Career: Introduction to Social Health, 7th Edition
Exploring Life and Career is an introductory, comprehensive text of short, easy-to-follow sections that are designed to help young teens learn about themselves and develop personal success skills. Included are topics such as interactions with others, food and clothing, and career options. Age-appropriate social issues, particularly those involved with technology and sustainability, are addressed. All 16 career clusters are summarized with other work-related content.
  • Special features relate content to academic skills, financial literacy, health and safety, the environment, or community involvement.
  • Hands-on FCCLA projects, which can be expanded for competitive events, are found in every chapter.
  • An appendix on self-care describes situations students may face when left without adult supervision, providing an outlet for discussion and guidance.
Exploratory FCS (Gr. 6), Intro to FCS (Gr. 7), Intro to FCS (Gr. 8)
Preparing for Life and Career, 7th Edition
By: Louise A. Liddell and Yvonne S. Gentzler, Ph.D.
Grade Level: 7-10
Preparing for Life and Career, 7th Edition
Preparing for Life and Career is a comprehensive text that gives students the tools they need to develop skills they can use throughout their lives and careers. Content is organized into 27 chapters presented as short, easy-to-read sections. New photos and charts stimulate interest in learning more. Each chapter contains several new features that reinforce life skills, academic skills, and “green living.” Interesting questions are posed throughout the text to encourage critical thinking and problem solving.

Preparing for Life and Career includes the following 8 units:
  • Unit 1, Your Development and Relationships, shows students how to build selfconcepts and become independent adults. Students also learn how to deal with family challenges and peer pressure.
  • Unit 2, Managing Your Life, introduces management and planning processes as well as decision-making skills. Students learn how to manage their resources— time, energy, money, technology—to achieve their goals. A new section addresses environmental responsibility.
  • Unit 3, Managing Your Career, provides content that helps students research careers and apply for jobs. They learn about the employability skills needed to be successful on the job.
  • Unit 4, Understanding Children and Parenting, helps students learn how to care for children and become responsible babysitters.
  • Unit 5, Your Health and Nutrition, focuses on staying fit and making healthful choices.
  • Unit 6, Preparing Meals and Dining Out, shows students how to plan and prepare nutritious meals based on MyPlate.
  • Unit 7, The Clothes You Wear, addresses proper clothing care. Students develop basic sewing skills they can use to sew easy designs and make wardrobe repairs.
  • Unit 8, Housing and Transportation, helps students learn universal design concepts to address housing needs for all ages. Information is also included to help you teach students how to buy and safely operate their first car.
Family Life Education 1, 2
Contemporary Living, 12th Edition
By: Verdene Ryder
Grade Level: 9-12
Contemporary Living, 12th Edition
Contemporary Living explores the issues facing students and provides the information needed to make wise decisions. The text addresses topics such as personal development, relationships with family and friends, career options, healthful living, relating to peers, dealing with family crises, and managing family living. Students gain critical-thinking skills while they learn about alternatives to different situations so they can make the best choices for themselves.
  • Math, technology, and other academic skills are developed through included activities.
  • Career features throughout the book are linked back to the appropriate career cluster.
  • FCCLA activities are found at the end of every chapter, linking text content to organizational projects and events.
Financial Literacy
Foundations of Personal Finance, 9th Edition
By: Sally R. Campbell and Robert L. Dansby
Grade Level: 9-14
Foundations of Personal Finance, 9th Edition
Foundations of Personal Finance prepares students to be responsible for their own money management and become financially capable individuals. Principles of personal finance and economic concepts are presented in an easy-to-understand format. Each chapter in this new edition is revised to reflect the latest in personal finance trends and information.
  • Complete coverage of basic financial literacy topics provide a well-rounded foundation for financial literacy.
  • Career clusters are featured to provide awareness of the multitude of career choices available for students.
  • Aligns with the National Standards in K–12 Personal Finance Education published by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®.
Food Science and Dietetics 1, 2
Principles of Food Science, 4th Edition
By: Janet D. Ward and Larry Ward
Grade Level: 9-14
Principles of Food Science, 4th Edition
Principles of Food Science demonstrates how the laws of science are at work in producing, processing, preparing, preserving, and metabolizing food. Students learn how cooking, health, and storage tips connect science basics to daily food encounters. The text covers the basic laws of chemistry, microbiology, and physics as they are applied to food components and complex food systems. Students learn scientific facts and principles that can be applied to a future food science career and as to more-creative, nutritious home cooking. The requirements and opportunities for obtaining a food science career are explored as well as the impact of this career path on local, national, and global economies.
  • Numerous lab experiments help students apply basic math and technical writing skills to real-world food problems.
  • The value of different types of evaluations—scientific vs. sensory—are examined, with applications to school lab experiments and commercial food product development.
  • Lessons emphasize the importance of lab safety, teamwork, attention to detail, and high ethical standards.
Hospitality Management and Operations 1, 2
Hospitality Services, 3rd Edition
By: Johnny Sue Reynolds, Ph.D. and Dorothy Chase
Grade Level: 9-14
Hospitality Services, 3rd Edition
Introduce your students to the world of hospitality! Hospitality Services presents an overview of the hospitality industry. The text discusses the various roles and responsibilities of workers in the five areas of hospitality - food and beverage, lodging, travel, tourism, and recreation. The basics of management and the business side of hospitality are also covered. In addition, the text provides an overview for business support areas, such as human resources, marketing and sales, and accounting. Chapters on career planning lead students through the steps of the job search and emphasize the skills needed for success.
  • New chapters on the travel, tourism, and recreation industries have been added.
  • Profiles of fascinating and inspiring industry leaders show individual career progression, from entry level to top positions.
  • New features include applied math activities and business ethics.
  • Instructor's CD provide student worksheets to reinforce learning.
Human Development: Responsible Life Choices
Lifespan Development
By: Sharleen L. Kato, Ed.D.
Grade Level: 9-14
Lifespan Development
Lifespan Development is designed to help your students understand human growth and development across the lifespan. The contents of this text show that even though not all people are alike, they do go through similar stages of development. Young children learn to walk, talk, spell, jump, and tell jokes. Teens learn to become more independent. Adults take on more responsibilities for themselves and others. Throughout the lifespan, people continue to develop and change physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. The text also includes strategies that promote lifespan health and wellness.
  • Students will learn about the developmental theories of Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, and beyond.
  • A unit is dedicated to career preparation and opportunities that address career paths in human services and in education and training.
  • Special features throughout the text cover cultural diversity, health, and safety. Case studies are also included in each chapter.
Insurance Operations
By: Kathy Stokes
Grade Level: 9-12
Insurance Operations
Insurance Operations provides students with an overview of the industry in addition to its products and career opportunities. While building the skills needed to be financially capable, students also learn about the way insurance companies operate and the laws and regulations governing their actions.
  • Students participating in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) benefit from the included Event Prep activities.
  • The Careers in Finance feature highlights employment opportunities in the Insurance Services Pathway of the Finance Career Cluster.
  • Activities support college and career standards for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Introduction to Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts 1, 2
The Culinary Professional, 2nd Edition
By: John Draz and Christopher Koetke
Grade Level: 9-14
The Culinary Professional, 2nd Edition
The Culinary Professional provides the comprehensive instruction students need to be successful in a culinary arts career. It covers culinary techniques in addition to the identification of foods and equipment used in a professional kitchen and the knowledge and skills needed to manage a foodservice operation. Career readiness activities and multiple features, including ethics, prepare students for the workplace. College and career readiness content is included. The text is adaptable to courses of any length.
  • Techniques are explained step-by-step to facilitate student mastery of essential skills.
  • New chapters address current topics: Sustainability in the Kitchen and Analyzing Cuisines.
  • The text corresponds to the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation standards for Secondary/Vocational Culinary Arts Programs.
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