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Education and Training, Grade 9 - 12, Life Connections, 2009

1.) Differentiate between life span and life cycle.

2.) Explain major milestones in the stages of the family life cycle, including conditions that influence human growth and development.

•  Comparing human developmental theories
3.) Develop a career plan, portfolio, and résumé based on personal interests and abilities.

•  Evaluating career paths in relation to personal interests and abilities
4.) Evaluate a couple's readiness for marriage by explaining the significance of dating, describing issues to discuss during the engagement period, and determining issues that may impact a couple's relationship.

5.) Compare marriage laws, customs, and traditions and their impact on a couple.

6.) Demonstrate management of individual and family resources, including the purchase of food, clothing, shelter, and transportation.

•  Evaluating benefits of budget preparations and accurate financial records maintenance
7.) Determine factors influencing a couple's decision to become parents, including responsibilities, rewards, and challenges.

8.) Explain ages and stages of child development, including prenatal development, infancy, toddler, preschooler, school-age child, and adolescent.

9.) Explain responsibilities of parents in preparing their children to leave home.

10.) Describe common marital adjustments during the launching stage and ways to resolve each.

11.) Describe the impact of "empty nest" on parents.

•  Identifying agencies or organizations for community involvement or volunteerism opportunities for adults
12.) Explain the impact of intergenerational living situations on individuals and families throughout the life cycle.

Examples: challenges, rewards, coping skills

13.) Describe effects of divorce on family members.

14.) Recognize the impact of aging on the physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of the individual.

Examples: stages of grief, dementia, physical limitations

15.) Compare types of housing and care options available to older adults.

16.) Determine personal qualities that contribute to healthy relationships with family, friends, and coworkers, including effective communication techniques, conflict resolution techniques, and the importance of good character.

17.) Analyze the significance of work for self, family, and society.

•  Identifying strategies, community resources, and services available to balance work, family, and community responsibilities
18.) Assess ways technology impacts individuals and families throughout the life cycle.

19.) Determine careers related to families as they progress through the life cycle.

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