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Contemporary Living, 11th Edition

Contemporary Living, 11th Edition
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By: Verdene Ryder and Majorie B. Harter, Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-60525-131-8
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2010
Subject: FCS Family Living
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $78.64
School Price: $58.98


Contemporary Living is the perfect choice to present a fresh look at life in today's world. This text provides practical information for students to explore important 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. The objective, sensitive presentation of contemporary issues facing today's students gives them the information they need to make wise decisions.
  • An inviting design energizes student learning.
  • Reading Connection activities enhance reading skills.
  • Explore features promote academic skills.
  • Did You Know? and Teen Focus features cover important issues and offer useful facts.
  • Career Sketches present snapshots of career options for students to consider.
  • Academic, technology, community, career, and FCCLA activities extend learning.

Previous Edition
Contemporary Living, 10th Edition

Table of Contents

Part I: Personal Development
  1. You: Growing and Changing
  2. Your Environment Affects Who You Are
  3. You: Up Close and Personal

Part II: The Decisions You Face
  4. Your Decisions
  5. Your Future Career Decisions
  6. Your Health Decisions
  7. Avoiding Harmful Substances
  8. Lifestyle Options and Consequences

Part III: Getting Along with Others
  9. Communicating with Others
10. Communication Challenges
11. Developing Close Relationships

Part IV: The Marriage Relationship
12. Engagement and Marriage
13. Building a Marriage
Part V: Dimensions of Families
14. Family Life Today
15. The Parenting Decision
16. A New Baby
17. Helping Children Grow and Develop

Part VI: Families Face Change
18. Balancing Family and Work Concerns
19. Dealing with Family Crises
20. Divorce and Remarriage
21. Growing Older

Part VII: Managing Family Living
22. Providing for the Family's Physical Needs
23. Protecting the Family's Resources
24. Using Banking Services
25. Managing Your Finances

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 1 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
   sample Chapter 2 (PDF, 894 KB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Family Living)
   sample Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Family Living)
   sample Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Family Living)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Life Connections, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 260 KB)
   PDF Family Dynamics, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 48 KB)
Relationships, Grades 9-12
   PDF Family Life Education, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 379 KB)
West Virginia
   PDF Life Connections, Grades 11-12 (PDF, 336 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Verdene Ryder - is a nationally recognized author and family life

Majorie B. Harter, Ph.D. - is a family life education and publications consultant who has written extensively and conducted numerous teacher education workshops on family life topics. A former family and consumer sciences teacher, she has developed classroom curricula for nonprofit organizations in the areas of teen pregnancy prevention and population education as well as general family life education. Dr. Harter has also served as editor of several family and consumer sciences periodicals, including the former Journal of Home Economics. She is currently serving as a writer and editor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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