|Course Name:||Life Management Skills|
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Each day hundreds of decisions are made, including important decisions that have a huge impact on personal life. Making good decisions is a whole lot easier for those who have the correct information before making those decisions. Being equipped with correct information will empower students to manage real issues, like quality nutrition, substance abuse, coping with stress, and sexual abstinence.
Good health is both mental and physical. Making good decisions starts with knowing the facts, understanding the consequences, and having the confidence to choose well. A series of signposts take students through the course, providing information, direction, and a little encouragement. Students learn to use important tools for communicating feelings and opinions. Other tools provide a foundation for becoming a savvy consumer in a world of advertising, credit cards, and focusing on earth-friendly practices that will help the environment.
This course comes with a long-term payoff. Learning to make good decisions now will set a positive direction to follow for the future.
Access the site link below to view the Florida Department of Education description and standards:
Course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Courses/PublicPreviewCourse288.aspx
|1 segment / 16-18 weeks|
Nurturing self esteem in self and family
Effective parenting skills and responsibilities
Nutrition based on food guide pyramid, dietary guidelines and food label
laws, nutrient functions and sources
Eating disorders and weight management
Food safety and prevention of foodborne illness
Effective communication skills including "I" messages, active
listening, communication barriers, communication styles, and the importance
of family communication
Cultural influences on communication
Refusal skills for peer pressure and other influences
Conflict resolution process
The physical, mental, emotional, social and economic, and legal consequences
of use, misuse, and abuse of drugs, including alcohol, and tobacco
Identifying addictions and finding help for them
Causes and effects of stress on the body and management techniques for
Time management tools and personal application
Value identification, personal application of values
Goal setting and personal applications
Advertising influences and techniques
Consumer rights and responsibilities and governmental consumer protection
Healthcare product selection
Credit card rights, responsibilities, costs, dangers and fraud
Checking/Saving account procedures
Environment and conservation procedures
Reproductive system structures, functions and disorders
Males- self exam for testicular cancer prevention
Females – self exam for breast cancer prevention
Teen Pregnancy health risks and consequences, sexual activity costs vs.
Sexually transmitted diseases, disease cycles and consequences
|Course Assessment and|
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.