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Contemporary Living presents a fresh look at life in today s world. It helps students understand their development as individuals, as family members, and as part of society.
Life today offers more alternatives than ever before. Contemporary Living helps students evaluate the numerous alternatives they face. It gives the information needed to make individual decisions rather than tell them what to do or how to live.
Contemporary Living explores all aspects of life: personality development, health, communication, relationships with family and friends, spouse selection, marriage, parenting, handling crises, aging, death, and managing family living. Other important topics that students will study include: deciding on a career, getting and keeping a job, and understanding lifestyle options and consequences. A chapter on balancing family and work is also featured. Practical information appears throughout the text to help students deal with real-life situations.
The Teacher's Edition 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 Standards for Interpersonal Relationships.