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6-12 Education College & Career

Housing Decisions, 9th Edition

By: Evelyn L. Lewis, Ed.D. and Carolyn Turner Smith, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-1-59070-533-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2006
Subject: Interior Design / Housing
Housing Decisions gives your students the guidelines they will need to make wise housing choices. Illustrated with hundreds of colorful photos, the text provides information on acquiring, constructing, furnishing, and decorating a home. It also includes tips for creating pleasing interior and exterior environments.
  • Offers guidelines for obtaining a career in housing.
  • Discusses the cultural, societal, environmental, economic, and technological influences on housing.
  • Examines universal design features that meet special needs.
  • Provides information on the use of high-tech tools throughout the industry.
  • Emphasizes the use of the elements and principles of design in creating inviting environments.
  • Encourages sound decision-making and critical-thinking skills.
  • Offers a wealth of chapter review activities to help students apply text concepts.
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Text 624 978-1-59070-533-9 $66.64
Housing Decisions gives your students the guidelines they will need to make wise housing choices. Illustrated with hundreds of colorful photos, the text provides information on acquiring, constructing, furnishing, and decorating a home. It also includes tips for creating pleasing interior and exterior environments.
Teacher's Edition on CD 978-1-60525-186-8 $75.00 *
The Teacher's Edition on CD is presented in pdf format. It 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.
Student Activity Guide 158 978-1-59070-535-3 $16.64
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 Resource Guide 334 978-1-59070-536-0 $90.00 *
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 Portfolio 374 978-1-59070-537-7 $160.00 *
Portfolios provide all the instructional material from the Teacher's Resource Guide, plus color transparencies, all in a convenient three-ring binder. G-W Portfolios have handles and Velcro closures to make them easier to carry between classrooms, office, and home.
Teacher's Resource CD 1100 test questions 978-1-59070-538-4 $240.00 *
Provides useful instructional resources, ready to print, as you need them. All color transparencies and blackline reproducible masters are presented in PowerPoint format for easy classroom use. Related Web links allow you to connect to numerous online resources. Also included are lesson plans that you can quickly customize to make daily lesson planning easy.

Also included on this CD is the ExamView Test Generator.

System Requirements
Windows 98 SE (or higher); Minimum 32 MB of RAM (64 MB RAM recommended); Pentium 120 MHz processor (or higher); Adobe® Reader® (included on CD); PowerPoint® 97 or PowerPoint Viewer® 97 (included on CD) or higher; Internet browser (Microsoft® Internet Explorer recommended)
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Table of Contents
1. Housing and Human Needs
2. Influences on Housing
3. Using Decision-Making Skills
4. Choosing a Place to Live
5. Acquiring Housing
6. The Evolution of Exteriors
7. Understanding House Plans
8. House Construction
9. The Systems Within
10. The Elements of Design
11. Using Color Effectively
12. Using the Principles of Design
13. Textiles in Todays Home
14. Creating Interior Backgrounds
15. Furniture Styles and Construction
16. Arranging and Selecting Furniture
17. Addressing Windows, Lighting, and Accessories
18. Selecting Household Appliances
19. The Outdoor Living Space and Environment
20. Keeping Your Home Safe and Secure
21. Maintaining Your Home
22. Housing for Today and Tomorrow
23. Careers in Housing
24. Preparing for Career Success
Look Inside
Chapter 12 (PDF, 438 KB)
Chapter 14 (PDF, 959 KB)
Housing (PDF, 50 KB)
Fashion and Interior Design I & II, Grades 9-12
Aspects of Housing (PDF, 66 KB)
Interior Design (PDF, 64 KB)
Interior Design
About the Author(s)

Evelyn L. Lewis, Ed.D. - Professor Emerita, taught 37 years in primary, secondary, and higher education. She developed curricula for the Arizona Department of Education and prepared training programs for Coconino County career education. Lewis also served Flagstaff's Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer.

Carolyn Turner Smith, Ph.D. - is Professor Emerita, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro. Currently, she serves as Adjunct Professor in Interior Design at High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, where she teaches a global issues course in international housing. Dr. Smith has taught housing and resource management at the college level, particularly for preparing students to teach courses in high school housing and interior design. Also, she has conducted research on housing for populations with special needs, residential energy efficiency, and renewable energy applications. Smith served on the board of directors as a national offi cer for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). She is past president of the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the national Housing Education and Research Association. Dr. Smith has served on the States Energy Advisory Board for the U. S. Department of Energy and on the Executive Advisory Board for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. She serves on housing boards at the local, state, and national levels.