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6-12 Education College & Career

Building Life Skills, 6th Edition

By: Louise A. Liddell and Yvonne S. Gentzler, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-1-59070-677-0
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2008
Subject: FCS Comprehensive
Description
Building Life Skills is an introductory text that gives students the tools they need to build strong self-concepts and skills for managing their lives. The content is organized into 42 short, easy-to-read chapters with a bright, appealing design. Over 130 new photos show modern teens confronting today's challenges.
  • Life View brings text information to life in a realistic way.
  • Express Your Creativity feature suggests creative ways for students to experience the chapter content.
  • World View features can be used for cross-cultural education.
  • Discussion questions are formatted as instant messages.
  • Getting Involved activities suggest application of chapter concepts to community volunteer work.
Products & Prices 6-12 Education
Products Pages ISBN Retail Price Order Quantity
Text 572 978-1-59070-677-0 $66.64
Building Life Skills is an introductory text that gives students the tools they need to build strong self-concepts and skills for managing their lives. The content is organized into 42 short, easy-to-read chapters with a bright, appealing design. Over 130 new photos show modern teens confronting today's challenges.
Teacher's Edition on CD 978-1-60525-538-5 $90.00 *
Presents a variety of instructional strategies in the margins of each page that are intended to guide you in reviewing and reinforcing the chapter content. Related Web sites are often cited along with technology applications and cross-curricular ideas. It also provides discussion topics, enrichment activities, assessment techniques, and correlations to the National Family and Consumer Sciences Standards.
Student Activity Guide 172 978-1-59070-679-4 $14.64
Designed to help students review content, apply knowledge, and develop critical-thinking skills. A wide variety of activities are provided for various learning styles. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Teacher's Resource Guide 362 978-1-59070-680-0 $96.00 *
Provides numerous instructional resources that support each chapter of the textbook including bulletin board ideas, introductory activities, suggested teaching strategies, test masters, answer keys, reproducible masters, transparency masters, and much more. All of the resources for teaching each chapter are conveniently grouped together.
Teacher's Resource Portfolio 418 978-1-59070-681-7 $160.00 *
Portfolios provide all the instructional material from the Teacher's Resource Guide, plus color transparencies, all in a convenient three-ring binder. G-W Portfolios have handles and Velcro closures to make them easier to carry between classrooms, office, and home.
Teacher's Resource CD 1070 questions 978-1-59070-682-4 $240.00 *
Provides useful instructional resources, ready to print, as you need them. All color transparencies and blackline reproducible masters are presented in PowerPoint format for easy classroom use. Related Web links allow you to connect to numerous online resources. Also included are lesson plans that you can quickly customize to make daily lesson planning easy.

Also included on this CD is the ExamView Assessment Suite.

System Requirements
Windows 98 SE (or higher); Minimum 32 MB of RAM (64 MB RAM recommended); Pentium 120 MHz processor (or higher); Adobe® Reader® (included on CD); PowerPoint 97 or PowerPoint Viewer 97 (included on CD) or higher; Internet browser (Microsoft® Internet Explorer recommended)
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 2047 slides 978-1-59070-683-1 $160.00 *
The Teacher's PowerPoint Presentations are provided in both English and Spanish on one CD. You can present each chapter entirely in English, entirely in Spanish, or with alternating English/Spanish slides. The slides present the key points of each chapter, as well as discussion questions, activities, Did You Know? features, and reflection/critical thinking questions.
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Site License 2047 slides 978-1-59070-684-8 $480.00 *
The Teacher's PowerPoint Presentations are provided in both English and Spanish on one CD. You can present each chapter entirely in English, entirely in Spanish, or with alternating English/Spanish slides. The slides present the key points of each chapter, as well as discussion questions, activities, Did You Know? features, and reflection/critical thinking questions.
*To order instructor's materials call 800.323.0440.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Learning About Yourself
1. Growing and Changing
2. Your Personality
3. Challenges You Face
4. Communicating with Others
5. Your Family
6. Your Friends
Part 2: Managing Your Life
7. Getting Ready to Manage
8. Managing Your Resources
9. Managing Time, Energy, and Money
Part 3: Understanding Children
10. Taking Care of Children
11. Safety and Health Concerns
12. The Business of Babysitting
13. Parenting
Part 4: Your Health and Nutrition
14. Promoting Good Health
15. Looking Your Best
16. Nutrition and You
17. Eating Nutritiously
18. Managing Your Weight
Part 5: Working in the Kitchen
19. Getting Your Moneys Worth
20. Kitchen Safety and Sanitation
21. Kitchen Utensils and Appliances
22. Convenience in the Kitchen
23. Getting Ready to Cook
24. Fruits and Vegetables
25. Cereal Products
26. Milk and Milk Products
27. Protein Foods
28. Foods of Different Cultures
29. At the Table
Part 6: The Clothes You Wear
30. Clothing Design
31. Building a Wardrobe
32. Fibers, Fabrics, and Sewing Tools
33. Getting Ready to Sew
34. Sewing Skills
35. Caring for Clothes
Part 7: The Place You Call Home
36. Your Personal Space
37. Keeping Your Home Clean and Safe
Part 8: Reaching New Heights
38. Working with a Group
39. Job Skills
40. Career Decisions
41. Careers in Family and Consumer Sciences
42. Balancing Family and Work
Look Inside
Text
PDF
Chapter 4 (PDF, 679 KB)
PDF
Chapter 8 (PDF, 889 KB)
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License
PPS
Chapter 1 (PPS, 6.97 MB)
PPS
Chapter 5 (PPS, 17.2 MB)
Correlations
Alabama
PDF
Teen Connections (PDF, 64 KB)
Arkansas
Kentucky
 
Introductory Life Skills, Grades 6-9
Louisiana
Tennessee
PDF
Teen Living (PDF, 67 KB)
Utah
 
FACS Exploration
 
Teen Living
About the Author(s)

Louise A. Liddell - Her career in family and consumer sciences includes 15 years of teaching high school in Tennessee. As Assistant Superintendent for a youth development center, she continued her work with teens. Louise's leadership roles in professional organizations include service at local, regional, state, and national levels. As president of the Tennessee Vocational Association, she received a Life Membership award in AVA for outstanding leadership. Louise is also the coauthor of the text Building Life Skills, as well as many magazine and newsletter articles. Louise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and a master's degree from Memphis State University. She is the author of Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction and Preparing for Life and Career.

Yvonne S. Gentzler, Ph.D. - is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. She has taught Family and Consumer Sciences courses in secondary and university settings. Her innovative approaches to instruction have captured the attention of audiences nationwide. Yvonne is a popular life skills authority for television, radio, and print media personnel. She has maintained an active record of leadership in professional organizations and has been the recipient of numerous teaching, service, and research awards. During her tenure as a secondary school educator, she led seven groups of students to achieve national recognition in Family and Consumer Sciences related projects.