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6-12 Education College & Career

Preparing for Life and Career, 7th Edition

By: Louise A. Liddell and Yvonne S. Gentzler, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-1-60525-625-2
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2013
Subject: FCS Comprehensive
Description
Preparing for Life and Career is a comprehensive text that gives students the tools they need to develop skills they can use throughout their lives and careers. Content is organized into 27 chapters presented as short, easy-to-read sections. New photos and charts stimulate interest in learning more. Each chapter contains several new features that reinforce life skills, academic skills, and “green living.” Interesting questions are posed throughout the text to encourage critical thinking and problem solving.

Preparing for Life and Career includes the following 8 units:
  • Unit 1, Your Development and Relationships, shows students how to build selfconcepts and become independent adults. Students also learn how to deal with family challenges and peer pressure.
  • Unit 2, Managing Your Life, introduces management and planning processes as well as decision-making skills. Students learn how to manage their resources— time, energy, money, technology—to achieve their goals. A new section addresses environmental responsibility.
  • Unit 3, Managing Your Career, provides content that helps students research careers and apply for jobs. They learn about the employability skills needed to be successful on the job.
  • Unit 4, Understanding Children and Parenting, helps students learn how to care for children and become responsible babysitters.
  • Unit 5, Your Health and Nutrition, focuses on staying fit and making healthful choices.
  • Unit 6, Preparing Meals and Dining Out, shows students how to plan and prepare nutritious meals based on MyPlate.
  • Unit 7, The Clothes You Wear, addresses proper clothing care. Students develop basic sewing skills they can use to sew easy designs and make wardrobe repairs.
  • Unit 8, Housing and Transportation, helps students learn universal design concepts to address housing needs for all ages. Information is also included to help you teach students how to buy and safely operate their first car.
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Text 720 978-1-60525-625-2 $93.28
Preparing for Life and Career is a comprehensive text that gives students the tools they need to develop skills they can use throughout their lives and careers. Content is organized into 27 chapters presented as short, easy-to-read sections. New photos and charts stimulate interest in learning more. Each chapter contains several new features that reinforce life skills, academic skills, and “green living.” Interesting questions are posed throughout the text to encourage critical thinking and problem solving.
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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:
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All content from the print textbook is included with exact page reproductions to ensure that students do not miss any important information or illustrations. Navigation is easy with a linked table of contents, and the search function helps students to easily find information.

Online Student Workbook
This is an exact reproduction of the printed workbook with features that provide options to meet classroom needs. Pages can be printed on demand for assignment.

Companion Website
Activities that correspond to textbook content are readily available on this companion website that provides a means of attracting student attention while increasing comprehension and retention of key concepts. Vocabulary games, e-flash cards, and matching activities are examples of the included content.
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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 752 978-1-60525-627-6 $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.
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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.
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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 1140 slides 978-1-60525-631-3 $200.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 27 chapters comprising over 1140 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 v10.4/10.6/10.7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS 9), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Site License 1140 slides 978-1-60525-632-0 $504.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 27 chapters comprising over 1140 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 v10.4/10.6/10.7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS 9), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Individual Subscription 978-1-63563-809-7 $528.00 *
The Online Instructor Resources 6yr. Subscription provides 6 years of individual access to the classroom materials used most—all in one convenient location. This provides instructor access to the online textbook, workbook, teacher's edition, chapter resources, answer keys, teaching visuals, lesson plans, presentations for PowerPoint®, and the full ExamView® Assessment Suite Software with question banks.
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Previous Edition
Building Life Skills, 6th Edition
Table of Contents

Unit 1: Your Development and Relationships
1. Personal Development
2. Your Family
3. Your Friends
4. Developing Communication Skills
Unit 2: Managing Your Life
5. Getting Ready to Manage
6. Manage Your Resources
7. Being a Responsible Consumer
Unit 3: Managing Your Career
8. Learning About Work
9. Making Career Decisions
10. Getting the Job You Want
11. Preparing for Job Success
Unit 4: Understanding Children and Parenting
12. Taking Care of Children
13. The Business of Babysitting
14. Parenting
Unit 5: Your Health and Nutrition
15. Promoting Good Health
16. Nutrition and You
17. Meal Considerations
18. Buying and Storing Foods
Unit 6: Preparing Meals and Dining Out
19. Getting Ready to Cook
20. Preparing Foods
21. At the Table
Unit 7: The Clothes You Wear
22. Clothing Choices
23. Fibers, Fabrics, and Sewing Tools
24. Getting Ready to Sew
25. Caring for Clothes
Unit 8: Housing and Transportation
26. Your Personal Living Space
27. Transportation Options
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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 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Comprehensive)
Presentations for PowerPoint
PPS
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Companion Website
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Correlations
Idaho
PDF
Young Living (PDF, 545 KB)
New Mexico
North Carolina
PDF
Exploring Life Skills (PDF, 343 KB)
Oklahoma
PDF
Tween Life (PDF, 153 KB)
Pre-PAC Correlations
South Carolina
About the Author(s)

Louise A. Liddell - Her career in family and consumer sciences includes 15 years of teaching high school in Tennessee. As Assistant Superintendent for a youth development center, she continued her work with teens. Louise's leadership roles in professional organizations include service at local, regional, state, and national levels. As president of the Tennessee Vocational Association, she received a Life Membership award in AVA for outstanding leadership. Louise is also the coauthor of the text Building Life Skills, as well as many magazine and newsletter articles. Louise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and a master's degree from Memphis State University. She is the author of Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction and Preparing for Life and Career.

Yvonne S. Gentzler, Ph.D. - is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. She has taught Family and Consumer Sciences courses in secondary and university settings. Her innovative approaches to instruction have captured the attention of audiences nationwide. Yvonne is a popular life skills authority for television, radio, and print media personnel. She has maintained an active record of leadership in professional organizations and has been the recipient of numerous teaching, service, and research awards. During her tenure as a secondary school educator, she led seven groups of students to achieve national recognition in Family and Consumer Sciences related projects.