Students will explain the importance of effective social interaction skills (e.g., respect, self-advocacy, cooperation, communication, identifying and being open to different perspectives and points of view, empathy, friendship).
Students will recommend and justify effective strategies (e.g., communication, problem solving, decision-making, refusal skills, anger management, conflict resolution, relaxation techniques, time management) for responding to stress, conflict, peer pressure and bullying.
Students will describe resources (e.g. guidance counselors, drug counselors, parents, teachers) that are helpful for individuals seeking treatment or counseling for negative behaviors or addictions (e.g. drug addiction, eating disorders).
Students will identify financial management practices and the purposes of budgeting, savings, banking services (e.g., checking and saving accounts, debit/credit, certificate of deposit), general types of investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds)and develop a short-term financial plan.
Students will explain the purposes of technology tools (e.g., multimedia, Internet, digital camera, teleconferencing, debit/credit cards) and analyze how these impact productivity in homes, schools, and jobs.
Students will explain how certain communication skills are related to the workplace:
letter writing (business letter)
nonverbal communication skills (e.g., body language, personal appearance, facial expression, posture, dress)
interview skills (e.g., friendly greeting, maintain eye contact, show enthusiasm about the job, respond positively and honestly, plan questions to ask, listen carefully, thank interviewer)
-Understand the concept of self-esteem, learn the characteristics of people who have high and low self-esteem, understand the many influences on self-esteem, and learn strategies for building their self-esteem.
-Encourage students to be creative and to think of ways to improve their coping skills.
-Students will develop skills that promote self-awareness.
-They will learn to be assertive in personal interactions, to set goals to improve self-esteem, and to express and cope with feeling in healthy ways.
-Students will develop coping skills for alleviating stress through time management.
-Learn how to prioritize their goals and make a plan to reach the goals.
-Students will outline a strategy for intervening to help a depressed friend. In addition, they will learn how to locate community resources when help is needed.
-Students will learn the importance of achieving financial goals.
-Students will identify various types of credit cards.
-Students will learn the difference between debit and credit cards.
-Students will be able to explain the purpose of various technology tools and what jobs they may be used for.
-Students will learn about communication skills needed for the workplace.
Mental and emotional disorders
Panic Phobia Mood disorder
Certificate of Deposit
Short Term Goal
Long Term Goal-setting
-Identify ways to build self-esteem including recognizing strengths and weaknesses.
-Identify goal-setting strategies and use them to create a plan for reaching a health-related goal.
-Analyze how self-esteem affects risk and protective factors.
-Use decision making skills to solve personal problems.
-Identify positive ways to express emotions.
-Identify ways to build resiliency.
-Demonstrate stress management techniques.
-Explore strategies for suicide prevention.
-Identify the prevalence of mental illness and the importance of early intervention and treatment.
-Distinguish types of mental disorders and explain.
-Examine components of healthy relationships.
-Develop strategies to manage inappropriate or harmful comments.
-Demonstrate refusal skills.
-Distinguish between planned and unplanned expenses
- Develop a system for keeping and using financial records variety of
-Write a check correctly
-Explain the responsibilities that come with having a checking account
-Create a checking account register for your favorite celebrity list the expense category and each expense for a month. -Write a check for each listing the payee, the amount, the date, and sign it.
- Apply consumer skills to purchase decisions
-Distinguish factors that influence spending decisions for different individuals (e.g. marketing and advertising techniques)
-Describe ATM cards, debit cards, direct deposit and automatic withdrawals
-Distinguish which tool would be the most productive for the job at work or at home.
-Recognize the importance of setting financial goals
- List my short-term goals that can be achieved in fewer than two months
-List my medium term goals that make take two months to three years to achieve
List my long-term financial goals that may require three or more years to achieve
-Identify the benefits of saving money earned
-Use math skills to project saving goals
-Use technology skills to complete ILP, resume, cover letter etc.
Students will describe how a Career Interest Inventory, Learning Styles Inventory, and other formal assessments, job fairs, job shadowing, academic experiences/grades and hobbies are used in determining individual traits (e.g., interests, abilities, learning styles) and explain how knowledge of such traits is helpful in developing career goals for an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
Students will describe team skills (e.g., goal setting, listening, following directions, communicating, questioning, problem-solving, dividing work) and explain why they are important in the workplace.
-Students will do an interest inventory.
-Students will explore careers, schools, etc. using career cruising.
-Students will do a career cluster survey.
-Students will become familiar with career pathways for high school.
-Locate education, income, etc. information relevant to various careers using the career cruising program.
-fill out an application and resume using correct format and language
-compare careers that interest me for advantages and disadvantages.