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Goals for Living, 5th Edition

Goals for Living, 5th Edition
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By: Nancy Wehlage and Mary Larson-Kennedy

ISBN: 978-1-59070-412-7
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2006
Subject: Life Management
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $80.00
School Price: $60.00


Goals for Living: Managing Your Resources is a comprehensive text that helps your students manage the challenges of daily life. The text allows students to explore how the management process can be applied to various aspects of everyday living. Management as it applies to all areas of adult living is thoroughly covered. Throughout the text, the importance of resource management in reaching goals is stressed. This text is suitable for classes such as life management, independent living, and life skills.
  • Information on today's technological resources, such as personal computers, PDAs, cellular phones, and digital cameras; emphasis on the use of technology in life management.
  • Descriptions of Universal Design features used in housing.
  • Discussion of the importance of early brain development during infancy and childhood.
  • Information on financial planning, savings, and investments.
  • Management concepts involving food, clothing, and housing.
  • Focus on environmental responsibility.
  • Career skills, such as teamwork, and planning techniques, such as using the Internet.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Learning to Manage
  1. Decision Making in Your Daily Life
  2. Your Values, Goals, and Standards
  3. Managing Your Resources
  4. Technology as a Resource

Part Two: Development Across the Life Span
  5. Understanding Development
  6. Development During the Early Years
  7. Developmental Tasks of Childhood
  8. Developmental Tasks from Adolescence Throughout Life

Part Three: Understanding Relationships
  9. Successful Relationships
10. Effective Communication

Part Four: Family Living
11. The Family Today
12. The Marriage Relationship
13. Parenting
14. Family Management
15. Combining Family and Workplace Roles

Part Five: Managing Health and Wellness
16. Physical and Mental Wellness
17. Healthful Eating
18. Coping with Stress
19. Living in a Safe Environment
Part Six: Managing Finances
20. Financial Management
21. Using Credit Wisely
22. Planning for Financial Security

Part Seven: Managing as a Consumer
23. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
24. Consumer Decision Making

Part Eight: Managing Food
25. Meal Management Planning and Shopping
26. Meal Preparation

Part Nine: Managing Clothing
27. Planning and Shopping for Clothes
28. Caring for Clothing

Part Ten: Managing Housing
29. Planning and Selecting Housing
30. Furnishing and Caring for the Home

Part Eleven: Preparing for Your Career
31. Career Planning
32. Finding a Job

Look Inside

   sample Introduction (PDF, 346 KB)
   sample Chapter 1 (PDF, 786 KB)
   sample Chapter 4 (PDF, 643 KB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


Managing Resources, Grades 9-12
   PDF Adult Responsibilities, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 128 KB)
   PDF Life Connections (PDF, 67 KB)
FACS Exploration
Life Management
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Nancy Wehlage - Her experience ranges from teaching at both the junior high and high school levels to working in the financial planning field. She earned both bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Illinois. This textbook began to evolve as she was completing additional graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison included serving as project director on a statewide curriculum development project with a strong management emphasis. Nancy served as the executive director of the Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Mary Larson-Kennedy - is a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Her teaching experience ranges from the middle school to high school and technical college levels. Mary is the recipient of such prestigious awards as the Wisconsin Outstanding Vocational Educator, Wisconsin Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences National Teacher of the Year—Top Ten Finalist, The Gateway Techinical College Image Award, and the Senator Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship Award.


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Text 656 978-1-59070-412-7 $80.00$60.00
Student Activity Guide 176 978-1-59070-413-4 $20.00$15.00
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