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6-12 Education College & Career

Exploring Life and Career, 6th Edition

By: Deborah Tippett, Ph.D. and Martha Dunn-Strohecker, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-1-60525-615-3
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2012
Subject: FCS Comprehensive
Description
Exploring Life and Career is a comprehensive text designed to help young teens learn about themselves, their friends, families, communities, environment, and career options. Students are challenged to develop essential life skills, apply basic learning, employability, and thinking skills, and care about their communities and the environment. The overall goal is to enable teens to become caring, responsible, informed, and engaged students and citizens. Hundreds of color photographs, drawings, and charts are used throughout the text to illustrate main ideas and add visual appeal.
  • Each unit opens with Exploring Careers, a list of careers and an activity related to the unit's concepts.
  • Text is divided into 13 chapters with 58 short, easy-to-follow sections to hold the attention of young readers. A new section is devoted to good citizenship, leadership and teamwork skills, and social entrepreneurship.
  • Each chapter contains special features that relate content to academic skills, financial literacy, health and safety, the environment, or community involvement. These new features are designed to capture students' interest and encourage them to think beyond the concepts presented in the text.
  • Each chapter concludes with a summary and review questions, and student activities for life skills, technology, journal writing, academics, and FCCLA.
  • The 16 career clusters are covered along with résumé and interviewing skills.
Products & Prices 6-12 Education
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Text 448 978-1-60525-615-3 $82.64
Exploring Life and Career is a comprehensive text designed to help young teens learn about themselves, their friends, families, communities, environment, and career options. Students are challenged to develop essential life skills, apply basic learning, employability, and thinking skills, and care about their communities and the environment. The overall goal is to enable teens to become caring, responsible, informed, and engaged students and citizens. Hundreds of color photographs, drawings, and charts are used throughout the text to illustrate main ideas and add visual appeal.
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Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 448 978-1-60525-677-1 $82.64
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) 448 978-1-61960-049-2 $114.64
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Textbook 6yr Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
Workbook 144 978-1-60525-616-0 $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 480 978-1-60525-617-7 $120.00 *
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.
Teacher's Resource Guide 390 978-1-60525-618-4 $104.00 *
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 978-1-60525-619-1 $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 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
  • Answer Keys. The Chapter and Section Answer Keys for the Teacher's Resources in a PDF format, for quick and easy access
  • Related Web Links. Direct Internet links provided for numerous content-related websites
System Requirements
Windows
®: Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1270 test questions 978-1-60525-620-7 $244.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This CD includes 13 test banks with a total of 1270 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® XP SP, Vista SP1, Windows® 7 (32-bit), or Windows® 7 (64-bit); Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.5.8 or OS® 10.6.4; Intel® Processor 1GHz or higher; 32-bit Kernel and Extensions; 512 MB RAM; 300 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 1100 slides 978-1-60525-621-4 $200.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 13 chapters, comprising over 1100 slides of instructional material.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Site License 1100 slides 978-1-60525-622-1 $504.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 13 chapters, comprising over 1100 slides of instructional material.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
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Previous Edition
Teen Life!, 5th Edition
Table of Contents

Unit 1: You and Others
1. Learning About You
2. Learning About Children
Unit 2: You-A Manager
3. Making Decisions
4. Managing Daily Living
5. Managing Your Living Space
6. Managing Your Environment
Unit 3: You and Food
7. The Foods You Eat
8. Planning Meals
9. You in the Kitchen
Unit 4: You and Your Clothes
10. Buying and Caring for Clothes
11. Learning to Sew
Unit 5: The World of Work
12. Learning About Work
13. Preparing for Work
Appendix
14. When You're on Your Own-A Lesson in Self-Care
Look Inside
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Comprehensive)
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Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Comprehensive)
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Chapter 7 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Comprehensive)
Presentations for PowerPoint
PPS
Chapter 3 (PPS, 1.38 MB)
Companion Website
www.g-wlearning.com
View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Comprehensive)
Correlations
Georgia
Idaho
North Carolina
PDF
Exploring Life Skills (PDF, 344 KB)
Oklahoma
PDF
Investigate FACS (PDF, 156 KB)
Pre-PAC Correlations
About the Author(s)

Deborah Tippett, Ph.D. - background includes 12 years as a family and consumer sciences teacher at the middle school level and as a teacher educator at both the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and at Meredith College. She is currently a professor and Department Head of the Human Environmental Sciences Department at Meredith College. She has published research and presented workshops and courses on middle school family and consumer sciences.

Dr. Tippett served as a national officer of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association, the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, and the U.S./International Federation of Home Economics. She has won such awards as honorary membership on North Carolina's FCCLA, the Professional of the Year of the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Presidential Award for Outstanding Service at Meredith College, and the Excellence in Teaching Award at Meredith College. As a public school teacher, she was recognized as the local, county, and regional teacher of the year. She is listed in Who's Who in Education and Who's Who of American Women.

Martha Dunn-Strohecker, Ph.D. - professional background includes secondary and higher education teaching, public management practice, and community service in nonprofit and religious organizations. Martha's extensive career combines family and consumer sciences, community nutrition, and public service focused on helping individuals and families use their resources more effectively and efficiently.

Martha presently serves as a consultant in management and diversity training. Among her numerous honors, she received Ohio State University's highest award, the Centennial Award, and also Ohio State's Outstanding Leadership Recognition for services to families. Further, she has been listed in Who's Who of American Women, and received volunteer service awards from Goodwill Industries and the American Red Cross. Martha is presently a faculty member in Gerontology at North Shore Community College where she developed the first online course in gerontology. She also does freelance writing, consulting work in management, and diversity training.