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Family Living

Family Living

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

Course Credits: 0.5

Course Price: $250.00


Course Details:

In this course, students examine the family unit and characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships at different phases of life-- including information on selfdiscovery, family, friendships, dating and abstinence, marriage, pregnancy, and parenthood. Students learn about the life cycle and the different stages of development from infancy to adulthood. They also focus on a variety of skills to improve relationships and family living, including coping skills, communication skills, refusal skills, babysitting, parenting, and healthy living and disease prevention habits.

Required Materials:

Technical Requirements

A PDF reader and a word-processing program are required for this course. It is also recommended that you have either a Flash player or MP4 player.

  • Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader
  • QuickTime MP4 Player
  • Word Processing Programs:
  • Microsoft Word
  • Open Office

Syllabus:

 Unit 1: Family Health & Relationships 

  • 1.1 Family Health

    In this section you will be learning about family health and relationships. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Define the different types of family
  • Discuss family traditions and rituals
  • Contrast between healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • Identify the characteristics that make a relationship healthy
  • Discuss positive traits found in family relationships and friendships
  • Demonstrate traits of positive relationships in their lives
  • Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • 1.2 Personal Identity

In this section you will be learning about personal identity. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Analyze the stages of change model and explain its importance
  • Apply the decision-making model to your life
  • Examine personal preferences of receiving attention and love

Unit 2: Dating & Parenthood

  • 2.1 Dating & Marriage

In this section you will be learning about dating and parenthood. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the stages of dating
  • Create personal limits for expressing physical affection
  • Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • Determine how to practice abstinence
  • Identify different multi-cultural marriage customs
  • Discuss the laws that govern marriage in the United States
  • Summarize the importance of marriage and the responsibilities of parenthood
  • Analyze and evaluate the meaning and significance of wedding customs practiced around the world 
  • 2.2 Pregnancy

In this section you will be learning about pregnancy. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe major developments that occur during each stage of pregnancy
  • Discuss important elements of health care during pregnancy
  • Compare the effectiveness of birth control methods in preventing pregnancy and protecting against STDs
  • Explain the challenges faced by teenage and single parents
  • Discuss sources of support for expectant parents
  • Summarize and interpret research about pregnancy on chosen topics
  • 2.3 Parenthood

In this section you will be learning about parenthood. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of babysitting safety skills
  • Recognize skills that should be developed prior to accepting a babysitting job
  • List safety precautions parents can take in cars, around water, and at home
  • Evaluate whether their home contains potential safety risks for children
  • Identify examples of key parenting skills
  • Evaluate the rewards and challenges of parenthood

 Unit 3: Human Growth & Development 

  • 3.1 Infancy & Childhood

In this section you will be learning about infancy and childhood. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Differentiate between the stages of the human life cycle
  • Describe characteristics of each stage of the human life cycle
  • Compare the different areas of development in infants, toddlers, and childhood
  • List examples of milestones in each developmental category
  • Identify the stages of the Life Cycle and some positive and negative situations that may arise in each stage
  • 3.2 Adolescence & Adulthood

In this section you will be learning about adolescence and adulthood. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Illustrate examples of adolescent development
  • Define areas of growth that occur in the teen years
  • Describe the developmental stage of adulthood
  • Compare the different areas of adult developmental growth
  • Contrast the different developmental areas of late adulthood
  • Illustrate examples of ways to improve the quality of life in late adulthood
  • Analyze the responsibilities and privileges during the adolescence stage of life

Unit 4: Skills for Family Living

  • 4.1 Household Responsibilities

In this section you will be learning about household responsibilities. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Evaluate the importance of family members sharing household responsibilities
  • Create a plan for dividing responsibilities fairly among family members
  • Discuss the steps of creating a budget
  • Create a personal budget that fits their financial needs and goals
  • Describe how to assess one’s skills and interests
  • Develop a personal career goal
  • Recognize when you have received a good deal on a purchase
  • Evaluate household responsibilities and how to divide them fairly within a family
  • 4.2 Communication

In this section you will be learning about communication. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate positive communication skills
  • Evaluate why certain communication skills lead to positive interactions
  • Describe the guidelines for negotiation
  • Practice positive conflict resolution skills
  • Discuss the importance of helping others feel validated
  • Practice using effective validation techniques in their own relationships
  • Critique negative communication and demonstrate how to change it to being positive
  • 4.3Goal Setting & Decision Making

In this section you will be learning about goal setting and decision making. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Analyze the stages of change model and explain its importance
  • Apply the decision-making model to your life
  • Determine a personal goal and create a plan to achieve it

Unit 5: Coping Skills

  • 5.1 Coping Skills

In this section you will be learning about coping skills. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize the importance of balancing each realm of health
  • Identify effective ways for managing anger and other strong emotions
  • Identify personal coping strategies and plan how to cope with stressful situations
  • 5.2 Time & Stress Management

In this section you will be learning about time and stress management. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Classify stress, stressors, and the effects of stress as positive or negative
  • Summarize the physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral stress response
  • Select effective stress management techniques
  • Assess appropriate time management techniques
  • Design a poster to explain ways to manage stress in a healthy way
  • 5.3 Mental Health

In this section you will be learning about mental health. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Distinguish between spiritual, emotional, and intellectual wellness
  • Classify mental disorders
  • Explain when and how to seek help for mental problems
  • Analyze the Stages of Grief
  • Analyze the affect mental health disorders can have on a person and those around them

 Unit 6: Healthy Families

  • 6.1 Healthy Living

In this section you will be learning about healthy living. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss each area involved in physical wellness
  • Assess the benefits of staying physically fit
  • Determine the elements of a proper diet
  • Classify food primarily as carbohydrates, proteins, or fats
  • Explain healthy hygiene practices and their importance to avoiding illness
  • Analyze personal health habits and create a goal for improvement
  • 6.2 Safety

In this section you will be learning about safety. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize abusive behavior
  • Compare and contrast each type of abuse
  • Describe personal safety skills that should be developed
  • Apply personal safety skills
  • Determine safe actions to maintain personal safety

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education