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Strengthening Family & Self, 6th Edition

Strengthening Family & Self, 6th Edition
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By: Leona Johnson

ISBN: 978-1-60525-108-0
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2010
Subject: FCS Family Living
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $99.96
School Price: $74.97


Strengthening Family & Self is completely restructured, with chapters divided into short sections. Each section opens with a reading activity, a vocabulary activity, and key terms. Review questions at the end of every section reinforce content.Engaging features capture students' interest and facilitate learning.
  • Life Sketch-introduces chapter concepts through an interesting, real-life story.
  • Use What You Learn-students apply what they read to given situations.
  • Weigh the Facts-compare and contrast important concepts.
  • Investigate Further-students analyze what they learn and expand their knowledge.
  • Think More About It-extend learning through critical thinking.
  • Link to Your Life-reflect on how the text related to student experiences.
Each chapter concludes with a Think It Through case study and suggested activities. Many of these provide differentiated learning opportunities to use with students who respond to various learning styles.

Each unit concludes with a Connecting with Career Clusters feature that focuses on a specific career. Career pathways, career outlooks,and activities such as job shadowing and community service are included.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Reaching Your Potential
  1. A Close-Up View of You
  2. Your Growth and Development
  3. Strengthening Positive Attitudes
  4. Developing Decision-Making Skills

Unit 2: Strengthening Relationships
  5. Developing Communication Skills
  6. Family and Peer Relationships
  7. Dating
  8. Choosing to Marry
  9. Adjusting to Marriage

Unit 3: Establishing a Family
10. Choosing to Parent
11. Pregnancy and Childbirth
12. Helping Children Grow and Develop
13. Caring for and Guiding Children

Unit 4: Understanding Families
14. Todays Family
15. Strengthening Family Interactions
16. Crises in the Family
17. Divorce and Remarriage
18. Families Change over Time
Unit 5: Fulfilling Career and Community Roles
19. Choosing Your Career Path
20. Balancing Family and Work
21. Becoming a Leader in Your Community

Unit 6: Managing Your World
22. Managing Your Time
23. Managing Your Money
24. Protecting Your Resources
25. Meeting Your Nutritional Needs
26. Maintaining Your Health and Well-Being
27. Managing Your Wardrobe
28. Managing Your Housing
29. Managing Your Transportation

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 1 (PDF, 1.68 MB)
   sample Chapter 2 (PDF, 1.53 MB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Family Living)
   sample Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Family Living)
   sample Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Family Living)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Life Connections (PDF, 53 KB)
   PDF Human Relations, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 23 KB)
   PDF Adult Responsibilities, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 138 KB)
   PDF Family Dynamics (PDF, 483 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Leona Johnson - is presently the PK-12 Director of Curriculum and Instruction in her district. She is leading the district in new initiatives, including reading across the curriculum K-12, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives, Formative and Summative Assessments, Six Trait Writing, and differentiated instruction. Johnson has been active in school improvement programs, performing school evaluations in area districts, and presenting workshops on various topics. She is a participating member of several professional organizations and has received recognition for her various academic and professional endeavors, including a Kohl Fellow Scholarship and Award of Excellence for her contributions to education. Johnson previously taught secondary family and consumer sciences in her district, and individual and family relations at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In addition, she has served as a research specialist for the University.


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