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 self-concepts 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.