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Succeeding in Life and Career, 10th Edition

Succeeding in Life and Career, 10th Edition
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By: Frances Baynor Parnell

ISBN: 978-1-60525-453-1
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: FCS Comprehensive
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $85.28
School Price: $63.96


Succeeding in Life and Career is an advanced comprehensive text designed to help teens adjust to change, achieve career readiness, and fulfill their potential. The 21st century challenges pose unique demands on young people learning to manage their lives and prepare for successful futures, and the text addresses these challenges. It encourages students to hone critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills and apply them to situations in the real world. Succeeding in Life and Career also helps teens acquire relationship, resource management, and healthy living skills.
  • Unit One is devoted solely to career preparation, employability skills, teamwork, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
  • Eight Career Discovery two-page spreads explore the 16 career clusters. They identify popular career choices as well as the education, training, skills, and personal qualities needed for success in those fields.
  • The nutrition information reflects USDA's MyPlate food guidance system, and the information on lifespan development covers all age categories.
  • Engaging features appear throughout to help students develop life and work skills, healthy lifestyle and wellness choices, a commitment to community service, financial literacy, and knowledge of sustainable living.
  • Chapter activities encourage students to explore text concepts further through cocurricular and technology challenges, FCCLA participation, portfolio development, and journal writing.
  • Hundreds of special features, experiments, color photographs, illustrations, tables, and charts expand key concepts and make learning interesting and fun.

Previous Edition
Skills for Living, 9th Edition

Table of Contents

Unit One: Career Preparation
  1. Exploring Careers
  2. Skills for Career Success
  3. Working in a Team

Unit Two: Resource Management
  4. Learning to Manage
  5. Community and Environmental Responsibilities

Unit Three: Relationships
  6. Understanding Families
  7. Strengthening Families
  8. Personal Relationships

Unit Four: Parenting, Child Care, and Guidance
  9. Parenting Roles and Responsibilities
10. Development Across the Lifespan
11. Caring for Children
Unit Five: Wellness and Nutrition
12. Health and Fitness
13. Nutrition
14. Selecting Foods
15. Food Safety
16. Food Preparation

Unit Six: Personal Finance
17. Managing Personal Finances
18. Consumer Decisions

Unit Seven: Fashion and Apparel
19. Choosing and Caring for Your Clothes
20. Textiles, Patterns, and Equipment
21. Apparel Construction

Unit Eight: Housing and Transportation
22. Choosing a Place to Live
23. Maintaining a Home
24. Transportation

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 2 (PDF, 2.26 MB)
   sample Chapter 5 (PDF, 1.74 MB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Comprehensive)
   sample Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Comprehensive)
   sample Chapter 5 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Comprehensive)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 5 (PPS, 2.26 MB)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Comprehensive)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF FACS Pathway Essentials, 9th Grade Academy Course (PDF, 147 KB)
   PDF Family and Consumer Science, Grade 8 (PDF, 157 KB)
   PDF Teen Living (PDF, 461 KB)
North Carolina
   PDF Teen Living (PDF, 367 KB)
   PDF FACS I (PDF, 150 KB)
Pre-PAC Correlations
   PDF Broad Field Family and Consumer Sciences Pre-PAC (PDF, 150 KB)
   PDF Principles of Human Services (PDF, 227 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Frances Baynor Parnell - was a secondary family and consumer sciences teacher for 32 years and served as department chair. She is president of Natural and Family Resources, Inc., which provides opportunities to be involved in cultures around the world. She has conducted research and completed a project on work and family skills to supplement family and consumer sciences education programs in North Carolina. In addition to writing this text and its supplements, Frances coauthored the book Guarding Your Own Mental Health in a Fast-Paced World. She has written numerous articles for professional publications. She has conducted many workshops and given frequent presentations.

She has also contributed her expertise and leadership to a number of professional and civic organizations, which have earned state and national recognition in areas of environmental concerns.

During her years of teaching, Frances has received such awards as the North Carolina Home Economics Teacher of the Year, the Outstanding Educator Award (from East Carolina University, where she received her B.S. and M.S. degrees), and the Frances Hutchinson Teacher of the Year Award.


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Text 702 978-1-60525-453-1 $85.28$63.96
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Workbook 168 978-1-60525-454-8 $20.00$15.00
* Teacher's Edition 734 978-1-60525-455-5 $120.00$90.00*
* Teacher's Resource Guide 632 978-1-60525-456-2 $106.00$79.50*
* Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-60525-457-9 $248.00$186.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1300 test questions 978-1-60525-458-6 $244.00$183.00*
* Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 2400 slides 978-1-60525-459-3 $240.00$180.00*
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