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Contemporary Living, 11th Edition

By: Verdene Ryder and Majorie B. Harter, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-1-60525-131-8
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2010
Subject: FCS Family Living
Description
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.
Products & Prices 6-12 Education
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Text 701 978-1-60525-131-8 $78.64
Contemporary Living presents a fresh look at life in today's world. It helps students understand their development as individuals, as family members, and as part of society.

Life today offers more alternatives than ever before. Contemporary Living helps students evaluate the numerous alternatives they face. It gives the information needed to make individual decisions rather than tell them what to do or how to live.

Contemporary Living explores all aspects of life: personality development, health, communication, relationships with family and friends, spouse selection, marriage, parenting, handling crises, aging, death, and managing family living. Other important topics that students will study include: deciding on a career, getting and keeping a job, and understanding lifestyle options and consequences. A chapter on balancing family and work is also featured. Practical information appears throughout the text to help students deal with real-life situations.
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Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 701 978-1-60525-850-8 $78.64
The Online Text six-year classroom subscription allows online access, in school or at home, for six consecutive years. A classroom subscription is for a shared group of students, and requires a purchase of a class set with the total pricing based on the number of users who require access.

The Online Text provides fast, page-at-a-time viewing from any browser-based device including iPads®, netbooks, PCs, and Mac computers. Features of the Online Text include:
  • Exact page reproduction, including figures and formulas
  • Linked table of contents
  • Search capabilities to find specific topics
  • Full text search with relevancy ranking to quickly locate passages of interest
  • The ability to quickly jump to specific pages
  • Full screen reading mode with zoom capabilities
  • Permission to print selected pages for offline reading
Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 701 978-1-61960-048-5 $110.64
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Textbook 6yr Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
Student Workbook 168 978-1-60525-133-2 $18.64
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 Edition 733 978-1-60525-134-9 $102.00 *
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 Standards for Interpersonal Relationships.
Teacher's Annotated Workbook 168 978-1-60525-135-6 $50.00 *
Designed for presenting answers to workbook activities right where you need them.
Teacher's Resource Guide 384 978-1-60525-136-3 $100.00 *
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 CD 978-1-60525-137-0 $248.00 *
This Teacher's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Teacher's Edition. A Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Teacher's Edition, with bookmarks, hyperlinks, and search capabilities.
  • Teacher's Resources. The Teacher's Resources in a PDF version, allowing you to view and print pages from your computer.
  • Lesson Plans. Customized daily lesson plans in Microsoft® Word — quickly prepare with our new easy-to-edit format.
  • Lesson Slides. Provided as PowerPoint® slide shows (PPS) and listed by chapter.
  • Related Web Links. Direct Internet links provided for numerous content-related Web sites.
System Requirements
Windows:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows 2000/XP, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Microsoft Internet Explorer (6 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Macintosh: PowerPC® G3, G4, G5 or Intel® processor, OS X (10.3 or higher), 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1100 test questions 978-1-60525-138-7 $244.00 *
The ExamView Software includes the Test Generator, Test Manager, and Test Player. You can quickly and easily create tests from a bank of hundreds of questions relating to the content in the student textbook. ExamView gives you the ability to edit existing questions, add new questions, and print multiple versions of the same test. You can also manage your class roster, administer and score online tests, and automatically score paper tests. Tests may be published for LAN-based testing or be packaged for online testing using WebCT, Blackboard, or ANGEL. It's also compatible with electronic whiteboards.

System Requirements
Windows:
120 MHz Pentium II or compatible processor; Windows 2000/XP (or a more recent version); 32 MB of available RAM (64 MB recommended); 32 MB of available hard disk space; Internet connection to access the content updater, Web publishing, and test-hosting features.
Macintosh: 120 MHz Power Macintosh; OS X (10.2 and later); 32 MB of available RAM (64 MB recommended); 28 MB of available hard disk space; Internet connection to access the content updater, Web publishing, and test-hosting features.
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 855 slides 978-1-60525-139-4 $168.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains PowerPoint Presentations for each of the 25 chapters, comprising over 855 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements:
Windows:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows 2000/XP, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Microsoft Internet Explorer (6 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download), monitor with 800x600 display resolution (or higher), CD-ROM drive.
Macintosh: PowerPC® G3, G4, G5 or Intel® processor, OS X (10.3 or higher), 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download), monitor with 800x600 display resolution (or higher), CD-ROM drive.
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Site License 855 slides 978-1-60525-140-0 $504.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains PowerPoint Presentations for each of the 25 chapters, comprising over 855 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements:
Windows:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows 2000/XP, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Microsoft Internet Explorer (6 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download), monitor with 800x600 display resolution (or higher), CD-ROM drive.
Macintosh: PowerPC® G3, G4, G5 or Intel® processor, OS X (10.3 or higher), 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download), monitor with 800x600 display resolution (or higher), CD-ROM drive.
*To order instructor's materials call 800.323.0440.
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
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Chapter 1 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
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Chapter 2 (PDF, 894 KB)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Family Living)
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About the Author(s)

Verdene Ryder - is a nationally recognized author and family life specialist. In addition to being an author of Contemporary Living, she is also the coauthor of the popular parenting text, Parents and Their Children, and a text titled Human Sexuality: Responsible Life Choices. She is often consulted in interviews on radio and TV relating to family life issues. Verdene Ryder has extensive teaching experience at both the high school and university levels. She is a member of several professional organizations and has received numerous academic and leadership awards. A scholarship is named in her honor to enable low-income women to attend college. Verdene Ryder has a master's degree in Family and Community Health.

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.