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Adult Roles & Financial Literacy
Foundations of Financial Literacy, 10th Edition
By: Sally R. Campbell and Robert L. Dansby
Grade Level: 9-12
Foundations of Financial Literacy, 10th Edition
Foundations of Financial Literacy provides a comprehensive framework for learning about personal financial literacy. By studying this text, students will learn how to make wise financial decisions that will help them lead a productive life and achieve financial security. College and Career Readiness activities for reading, writing, speaking, and listening are included.
  • You Do the Math activities focus on math skills that are important to understanding personal finance, and a Math Skills Handbook provides a quick reference for basic math functions.
  • College and Career Readiness Portfolio activities provide students an opportunity to create a personal portfolio for use when exploring volunteer, education and training, or career opportunities.
  • Aligns with the National Standards in K–12 Personal Finance Education published by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®.
Adult Roles, Integrated FCS, Life Management
Succeeding in Life and Career: Foundations of Human Studies, 11th Edition
By: Frances Baynor Parnell
Grade Level: 9-12
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.
Adult Roles, Life Management
Interpersonal Relationships
By: Leona Johnson
Grade Level: 9-12
Interpersonal Relationships
Interpersonal Relationships is an interactive, comprehensive introduction to relationship skills, including relationships among friends, relationships in the family, and relationships in the workplace. With a contemporary, lesson-based organization and look, Interpersonal Relationships is rich with opportunities for real-world application, discussion, and assessment. Case Studies, Getting Started scenarios, and Real-Life Scenarios help students envision chapter concepts and apply chapter skills to their lives. Key terms and academic terms aid students in learning vocabulary. Lesson Comprehension Checks assess student understanding periodically to maximize learning.
  • Numerous features invite students to apply chapter concepts to their own lives and to the lives of people all around the world.
  • Reading Prep, Focus Your Reading, and Think About Your Reading activities prompt students to engage critically with the text.
  • A variety of rich, real-world activities reinforce chapter information and challenge students to analyze and use the information individually and in small groups.
Agricultural Mechanics
Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems
By: J.P. Hancock, Don W. Edgar Ph.D., Michael L. Pate Ph.D., Lori A. Dyer, and W. Brian Hoover Ph.D.
Grade Level: 9-12
Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems
Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems presents focused, technically accurate coverage of all major skilled trade disciplines in agricultural contexts, including construction, electricity, welding, and power systems. In addition, the text provides a wealth of information and resources on careers in agricultural mechanics and promotes a deep understanding of supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) and career development events (CDEs). Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems has been designed to support the Power, Structural, and Technical Systems Career Pathway within the National AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards and has been correlated with selected state standards.
  • The chapter Trends and Emerging Technologies introduces students to the many high-tech applications of agriculture and agricultural mechanics, including geographic information systems (GIS), telematics, sustainable energy sources, precision agriculture, wireless sensor networks, and the use of drones.
  • A chapter on safety and extensive "Safety Notes" cultivate a safety-first mindset and drive home the point that safe work habits are needed in every domain of agricultural mechanics and technology.
  • Reading and writing skills are developed by the careful definition and use of technical terms, by "Before You Read" guidance provided at the start of every chapter, and by "Communicating about Ag Mechanics" exercises at the end of every chapter.
  • "Hands-on Agriculture" and "STEM and Academic Activities" provide engaging, inquiry-based learning activities for students and provide a bridge between theory and practice.
  • To highlight safe, correct, and current practices, high-quality photographs and line art accompany text descriptions on nearly every page of the text.
Apparel Design & Production I, II
Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction, 11th Edition
By: Louise A. Liddell and Carolee S. Samuels
Grade Level: 9-12
Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction, 11th Edition
Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction is a comprehensive introduction to the worlds of apparel and fashion with updated information and new and improved illustrations and features. Robust digital offerings also accompany this new edition, including a new companion website with e-flash cards, digital graphic organizers, online chapter reviews, and interactive self-assessment quizzes.
  • This edition provides multiple new opportunities for the integration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Updated STEM features and new STEM-related activities challenge students to apply chapter concepts using these relevant skills.
  • New and updated content about global trends and technology in the apparel and textile industries gives students the most current information. An updated design with attractive new illustrations invites students to engage more easily with the text.
  • In addition to multiple critical thinking, reading, writing, math, technology, science, and speaking activities, new career readiness activities prompt students to apply chapter content to the workplace.
Architectural Design I
Exploring Drafting, 12th Edition
By: John R. Walker, Bernard D. Mathis, and Shauna Ann Scribner
Grade Level: 9-14
Exploring Drafting, 12th Edition
Exploring Drafting is designed for use in introductory courses as it stresses fundamental skills while teaching essential manual and CAD drafting skills. The new edition includes coverage of geometric constructions, orthographic projection, and dimensioning practices. Techniques and procedures used in creating multiview drawings, sectional views, auxiliary views, pictorial views, and pattern developments are taught. STEM and employability content and activities are found throughout the text.
  • Content is appropriate for beginning drafting students at any instructional level.
  • The end-of-chapter drawing problems help students build problem-solving skills and practice drafting techniques.
  • The text follows ASME practices and serves as an ADDA approved publication.
Cabinetmaking and Millwork
Modern Cabinetmaking, 5th Edition
By: William D. Umstattd, Charles W. Davis, and Patrick A. Molzahn
Grade Level: 9-14
Modern Cabinetmaking, 5th Edition
Modern Cabinetmaking is a comprehensive text that focuses on the techniques used by custom cabinetmakers and home woodworkers. While still providing classic coverage, the text has been thoroughly revised to include the latest in technology, materials, and processes such as CNC, 32mm System construction, ready-to-assemble casework, and grinding and sharpening. This edition includes many new photos and diagrams showing updated technology and techniques. A chapter on employment introduces students to the careers related to cabinetmaking skills, and a chapter discussing industrial organizations helps students learn how to get more involved.
  • The text and workbook correlate to Woodwork Career Alliance standards, ensuring that students gain the skills they need to be successful in industry.
  • Content is organized in a logical sequence, teaching students the design and construction process in a step-by-step manner.
  • Three new chapters have been added for this edition—Cabinetmaking Industry Overview, CNC Machinery, and Sharpening—to support student learning of the latest standards, technology, and techniques.
College and Career Awareness
Discovering Careers, 9th Edition
By: John A. Wanat, E. Weston Pfeiffer, and Richard Van Gulik
Grade Level: 6-8
Discovering Careers, 9th Edition
Discovering Careers introduces career exploration in conjunction with the 16 career clusters. College and career readiness activities covering writing, speaking, and listening are included, as well as Career Ready Practices.
  • 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 I, II
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.
Fashion Design Studio
Fashion, 7th Edition
By: Mary G. Wolfe
Grade Level: 9-12
Fashion, 7th Edition
The new edition of Fashion gives your students an in-depth look at the exciting world of fashion. This colorful text is designed for non-laboratory textile and clothing courses. Hundreds of contemporary images illustrate concepts and enhance learning. Updated information paints for students a current picture of the fashion scene. Fashion can help your students become future employees in fashion-related businesses.
  • Help students understand today’s apparel industry and learn the skills needed to become more attuned to consumer concerns.
  • Explore globalization and current trends for textile companies, apparel manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, including industry-wide collaboration, omni-channel retailing, and cross-channel shopping.
  • Analyze how the availability of information online is changing fashion firms’ product development, promotion, and selling techniques and how apps and social media affect consumer comparison shopping and buying practices.
  • Weigh the dilemma of imports, environmental sustainability, and ethical and social issues about companies when buying their goods.
  • Expose students to career clusters and the many career opportunities within the apparel industry.
Food & Nutrition I, II
Guide to Good Food: Nutrition and Food Preparation, 14th Edition
By: Velda L. Largen and Deborah L. Bence
Grade Level: 9-12
Guide to Good Food: Nutrition and Food Preparation, 14th Edition
Guide to Good Food: Nutrition and Food Preparation employs current nutrition information to inform students as they learn the roles nutrients play in their health throughout the life cycle. Comprehensive content on food selection, storage, preparation, and service gives students the tools needed to recognize and follow a nutritionally balanced diet, while animations bring content to life. Menus and recipes with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, and nutritional analyses are also included. Food-related careers are profiled in every chapter.
  • Enhanced visuals program employs infographics and images to emphasize content and improve recall.
  • The Foods of the World section explores the culture and cuisine of over 30 countries.
  • Students can complete and submit review questions digitally, enhancing instructor's assessment of students’ comprehension and reducing paper waste.
Interior Design I, II
Housing and Interior Design, 11th Edition
By: Evelyn L. Lewis, Ed.D. and Carolyn Turner Smith, Ph.D.
Grade Level: 9-12
Housing and Interior Design, 11th Edition
Newly revised and reorganized, Housing and Interior Design introduces students to foundational principles and skills characteristic to housing and interiors professions. Geared toward high school students and courses, the text addresses both interior and exterior design and introduces students to the phases of the design process. Concepts include the historical, cultural, governmental, and technological factors that influence housing, along with a discussion of various architectural styles, reading floor plans and architectural documents, and space planning. Students learn about the processes, materials and finishes, construction basics, interior systems, and much more. Green and sustainable design, as well as universal design, are addressed throughout the text.
  • The contents emphasize the knowledge and skills students need for housing and interiors careers through the Architecture & Construction and the Arts, A/V Technology & Communications career clusters and pathways.
  • The practical aspects of choosing housing, such as security, health, and safety, as well as costs and maintenance engages students with their real-world application.
  • Students are encouraged to develop their housing and interior design skills through community service projects and FCCLA activities and competitive events.
Occupational Experiences
School to Career, 11th Edition
By: J.J. Littrell, Ed.D., James H. Lorenz, Ed.D., and Harry T. Smith, Ed.D.
Grade Level: 9-12
School to Career, 11th Edition
School to Career provides students with a foundation for creating career goals using the 16 career clusters as a guide. College and Career Readiness activities covering writing, speaking, and listening are included, as well as Career Ready Practices.
  • A Lifespan Plan project-based activity opens each unit to guide students in the creation and evaluation of their own short- and long-term career and life goals.
  • College and Career Readiness Portfolio activities provide students an opportunity to create personal portfolios for use when exploring volunteer, education and training, or career opportunities.
Plumbing I, II
Modern Plumbing, 8th Edition
By: E. Keith Blankenbaker
Grade Level: 9-14
Modern Plumbing, 8th Edition
Modern Plumbing provides information on the design, installation, and service of the different systems found in the field. Basic information regarding safety, tools, materials, and equipment is presented. Detailed chapters discuss planning and organizing a plumbing job and the different careers available in the trade. A separate Job Practice Manual is available to complement the textbook by offering additional activities and review questions.
  • Plumbing code features prepare students to check local requirements when performing actual work in the field.
  • Step-by-step procedures guide students to learn the correct way of performing various essential tasks.
  • The consistent use of color to represent various components and materials throughout the book helps students visualize different details of components.
Small Vehicle Technician
Small Gas Engines, 11th Edition
By: Alfred C. Roth, Blake J. Fisher, and W. Scott Gauthier
Grade Level: 9-14
Small Gas Engines, 11th Edition
Small Gas Engines explores the principles of small gasoline engine design, construction, and operation. It also presents a detailed overview of small engine maintenance, troubleshooting, rebuilding, and repair. In addition, this comprehensive textbook includes extensive coverage of outdoor power equipment applications and the specialized service procedures related to each type of equipment.
  • A variety of engine types from a wide range of manufacturers are presented.
  • Career content includes information on Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) certification.
  • The Small Gas Engines Workbook has sample EETC certification tests for Two-Stroke Engines and Four-Stroke Engines.
Welding Technician
Welding Fundamentals, 5th Edition
By: William A. Bowditch, Kevin E. Bowditch, and Mark A. Bowditch
Grade Level: 9-14
Welding Fundamentals, 5th Edition
Welding Fundamentals is designed to provide students with a strong understanding of the underlying theory and skills required for successful welding, with a strong emphasis on safety. It provides all of the information needed to help students develop proficiency with the most common welding processes (including GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, and oxyfuel welding), thermal cutting, basic print reading and weld symbology, and joint design and fit up. The text also introduces students to weld inspection and testing.
  • Covers all of the key indicators for AWS SENSE Level-1 certification, so the book can be used in all courses leading to SENSE Level-1 certification.
  • The book is designed so that sections of the book can be taught in any order, making the book easily adaptable to any course.
  • The book is heavily illustrated with clear, well-lighted photos and engaging full-color illustrations to hold students' interest and help them learn.
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