By: John A. Wanat, E. Weston Pfeiffer, and Richard Van GulikGrade Level:
Discovering Careers, 8th Edition
introduces career exploration in conjunction with the 16 career clusters. College and career readiness activities covering writing, speaking, and listening are included. Career Ready Practices are also included.
- A project-based Personal Achievement Plan guides students in preparing a career plan.
- College and Career Readiness Portfolio activities provide students an opportunity to create a personal portfolio.
- A Math Skills Handbook provides a quick reference for basic math functions.
Early Childhood Education Careers I
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.
By: Verdene Ryder and Celia Anita Decker, Ed.D. Grade Level:
Parents and Their Children, 8th Edition
Parents and Their Children
helps students learn the demands of parenting as well as its rewards. The text explores various family forms and functions, the cycle of family development, and how the parenting role changes through the lifespan as children grow. Conception, pregnancy, and prenatal development and care are discussed with an emphasis on abstinence to avoid unplanned pregnancies. Features throughout the text engage students in real-life parenting situations. College and career readiness activities are included.
- Child development theories are linked to practical parenting applications.
- Careers related to parenting, children, and families are highlighted.
- A correlation to the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education Area of Study 15.0 Parenting is available in the Teacher's Edition.
Fundamentals of Education
By: Sharleen L. Kato, Ed.D.Grade Level:
Teaching, 2nd Edition
helps students, the teachers of tomorrow, explore the world of education. Besides investigating teaching as a profession, students will develop an understanding of the different types of learners they will encounter in the classroom. This includes how humans develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially as all of these impact the instructional methods used. The educational system, both past and present, is reviewed along with the responsibilities that come with employment.
- Students receive a full introduction to the role and duties of a teacher, including planning, instructional methods, assessment, and classroom management.
- Activities guide students in creating their own portfolios comprised of lesson plans, classroom rule sets, and other teaching-related materials.
- This is the only textbook available for high school students planning a teaching career.
Introduction to Human Studies
By: Frances Baynor ParnellGrade Level:
Succeeding in Life and Career: Foundations of Human Studies, 11th Edition
Succeeding in Life and Career
is an advanced comprehensive text designed to help teens adjust to change, especially as they become young adults. Relationships and personal development, lifespan development, resource management, wellness and nutrition, personal finance, fashion and apparel, and housing and transportation topics are included. Career readiness is stressed, and the 16 career clusters are introduced.
- Students gain hands-on experience building a portfolio by completing chapter projects.
- Special features relate content to financial literacy, math, science, mental health, wellness, healthy living, life skills, and environmental topics.
- Critical thinking and 21st century applications activities at the end of each chapter develop college and career readiness skills.
- Classroom learning and FCCLA participation are encouraged through chapter review activities.
Introduction to Social Health
By: Martha Dunn-Strohecker, Ph.D. and Deborah Tippett, Ph.D.Grade Level:
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.
By: Sharleen L. Kato, Ed.D.Grade Level:
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.
Nutrition Across the Lifespan
By: Velda L. Largen and Deborah L. BenceGrade Level:
Guide to Good Food, 13th Edition
Guide to Good Food
provides an in-depth look at how to select, store, prepare, and serve nutritious, appealing dishes. Menus and recipes with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions and nutritional analyses are included. Food-related careers are profiled in every chapter, and Career Success features are found throughout.
- Healthful lifestyles are supported by the inclusion of MyPlate and the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Students can explore the culture and cuisine of over 30 countries in the Foods of the World section.
- Math, food science, and social studies are introduced into the curriculum through features and activities.
Nutrition Science and Diet Therapy
By: Janet D. Ward and Larry WardGrade Level:
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.
Principles of Machining I
By: John R. Walker and Bob DixonGrade Level:
Machining Fundamentals, 9th Edition
provides a comprehensive introduction to operations, setups, and procedures. Both traditional methods and newer, nontraditional methods are presented in an easy-to-understand manner. Safety is emphasized throughout the text.
- Correlated to the duties and standards for NIMS Machining Level I to help students achieve certification.
- Updated and expanded coverage of CNC machining is found in the text.
- Color-coded artwork helps students understand concepts quickly.