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Building Life Skills, 6th Edition

Building Life Skills, 6th Edition
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By: Louise A. Liddell and Yvonne S. Gentzler, Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59070-677-0
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2008
Subject: FCS Comprehensive
Grade Level: 6-9
Retail Price: $66.64
School Price: $49.98


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.

Related Title(s)
Teen Life!, 5th Edition

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

   sample Chapter 4 (PDF, 679 KB)
   sample Chapter 8 (PDF, 889 KB)
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 6.97 MB)
   sample Chapter 5 (PPS, 17.2 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Family and Consumer Sciences (PDF, 65 KB)
   PDF Teen Connections (PDF, 64 KB)
   PDF Family & Consumer Science Investigation, Grades 6-8 (PDF, 40 KB)
   PDF Family & Consumer Sciences, Grades 6-8 (PDF, 34 KB)
Introductory Life Skills, Grades 6-9
   PDF Family & Consumer Sciences I, Grades 6-9 (PDF, 197 KB)
   PDF Teen Living (PDF, 67 KB)
FACS Exploration
Teen Living
West Virginia
   PDF LIFE (Learning for Independence, Family, and Employment), Grade 9 (PDF, 139 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About 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.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 572 978-1-59070-677-0 $66.64$49.98
* Teacher's Edition on CD 978-1-60525-538-5 $90.00$67.50*
Student Activity Guide 172 978-1-59070-679-4 $14.64$10.98
* Teacher's Resource Guide 362 978-1-59070-680-0 $96.00$72.00*
* Teacher's Resource Portfolio 418 978-1-59070-681-7 $160.00$120.00*
* Teacher's Resource CD 1070 questions 978-1-59070-682-4 $240.00$180.00*
* Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 2047 slides 978-1-59070-683-1 $160.00$120.00*
* Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Site License 2047 slides 978-1-59070-684-8 $480.00$360.00*
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