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Our FACS programs teach life skills and promote college and career readiness and lifelong learning, preparing students for success in school and life.

Life Skills


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Discovering Life Skills

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Applying Life Skills

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Managing Life Skills


Discovering Life Skills © 2016

Grade Levels: 6-8


Discovering Life Skills helps students realize exciting career pathways, determine goals, manage friendships, handle conflicts, build current relationships, make healthy food and wellness choices, care for children, as well as manage their clothing and living conditions.

Key Benefits & Digital Features

  • Integrated Reading Strategies & Academics
  • Varied Assessment Options
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Point-of-use Lesson Plans and Activities
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Available via ConnectED
  • Interactive and searchable student eBook
  • eAssessment Test Generator

  • Student Activity Workbook & Teacher Annotated Edition
  • Hands-On Projects and Activities
  • Personalized Instructional Resources
  • Mobile Capacity with Internet Access
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Food & Nutrition Labs
  • Life Skills Evaluation Rubrics
  • PowerPoint Presentations

Applying Life Skills © 2016

Grade Levels: 8-10


Applying Life Skills shows students how they can reach their potential by understanding and developing their interests, setting priorities, staying focused to avoid distractions, and developing supportive relationships with people at home, school, work, and in the community.

Key Benefits & Digital Features

  • Integrated Reading Strategies & Academics
  • Varied Assessment Options
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Point-of-Use Lesson Plans and Activities
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Available via ConnectED
  • Interactive and Searchable Student eBook
  • eAssessment Test Generator

  • Food & Nutrition Lab
  • Clothing & Housing Projects
  • Interpersonal Relationship Activities
  • Mobile Capacity with Internet Access
  • Professional Development Video Library
  • Student Activity Workbook & Teacher Annotated Edition
  • Life Skills Evaluation Rubrics
  • PowerPoint Presentations

Managing Life Skills © 2016

Grade Levels: 10-12


Managing Life Skills builds students’ independent living skills and prepares them for success beyond high school. Topics include, how to set and meet goals, face challenges, adapt to change, manage personal finances, prepare resumés, establish priorities, and explore personal interests.

Key Benefits & Digital Features

  • Integrated Reading Strategies & Academics
  • Varied Assessment Options
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Point-of-Use Lesson Plans and Activities
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Available via ConnectED
  • Interactive and Searchable Student eBook
  • eAssessment Test Generator
  • Mobile Capacity with Internet Access

  • Workplace Skills Activities
  • Sewing Labs
  • Interpersonal Skills Activities
  • Professional Development Video Library
  • Foods Labs and Recipes
  • Management Skills Activities
  • Interviewing Tips
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Student Activity Workbook & Teacher Annotated Edition

Child Care & Development


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The Developing Child

Childcare Today

Child Care Today

The Developing Child © 2016

Grade Levels: 10-12


The Developing Child is a comprehensive program that guides students through the developmental process of children from birth to age twelve. Focusing on observation and the scientific approach, this text excels at engaging students and integrating critical-thinking skills.

Key Benefits & Digital Features

  • Integrated Reading Strategies & Academics
  • Varied Assessment Options
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Point-of-Use Lesson Plans and Activities
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Available via ConnectED
  • Interactive and Searchable Student eBook
  • eAssessment Test Generator
  • The Developing Brain Workbook and e-Transparencies

  • Observation Guidebook
  • Career Skills Handbook
  • Mobile Capacity with Internet Access
  • Professional Development Video Library
  • Careers with Children
  • Learning Through Play
  • Student Activity Workbook & Teacher Annotated Edition
  • Research-Based Classroom Solutions
  • Additional Lifespan Development Topics

Child Care Today © 2016

Grade Levels: 10-12


Child Care Today provides students with a solid introduction to the theory and practice of caring for young children and prepares them for professional certification in early childhood education.

Key Benefits & Digital Features

  • Correlates to the Child Development Association (CDA) credential standards
  • Child Development Association Certification module, which helps prepare students for the CDA credential. Certification modules available in ConnectED
  • Integrated Reading Strategies & Academics
  • Varied Assessment Options
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Point-of-Use Lesson Plans and Activities
  • Differentiated Instruction

  • Interactive and Searchable Student eBook
  • eAssessment Test Generator
  • Child Care Applications & Enrichment Activities
  • Observation Guidebook
  • Career Skills Handbook
  • Child Care Career Profiles
  • Child Care Activity Cards
  • Mobile Capacity with Internet Access
  • Portfolio Development Handbook
  • Student Lab Manual & Teacher Annotated Edition

Food & Wellness


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Food for Today

Culinary Essentials

Culinary Essentials

Food, Nutrition, and Wellness

Food, Nutrition, and Wellness

Food for Today © 2016

Grade Levels: 10-12


Food for Today provides students with the information and skills they need to make healthful food decisions, plan and prepare meals safely, and appreciate the diversity of foods. The program emphasizes the basics of nutrition, consumer skills, food science principles, and lab-based food preparation techniques.

Key Benefits & Digital Features

  • Integrated Reading Strategies & Academics
  • Varied Assessment Options
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Point-of-Use Lesson Plans and Activities
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Available via ConnectED
  • Interactive and Searchable Student eBook
  • eAssessment Test Generator

  • Mobile Capacity with Internet Access
  • Food Science Experiments
  • Career Skills Handbook
  • Food Lab Activities
  • World Atlas of Food Activities
  • A Global Foods Tour
  • Student Activity Workbook & Teacher Annotated Edition
  • PowerPoint Presentations

Culinary Essentials © 2016

Grade Levels: 10-12


Culinary Essentials teaches students the essential knowledge and skills needed to become culinary professionals in a food service environment. The program exposes students to real-world culinary careers and the practical business aspect of working in a professional food service setting.

Key Benefits & Digital Features

  • Integrated Reading Strategies & Academics
  • Varied Assessment Options
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Point-of-Use Lesson Plans and Activities
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Available via ConnectED
  • Interactive and Searchable Student eBook

  • eAssessment Test Generator
  • Culinary Catering Activities
  • Culinary Recipe & Equipment Cards
  • Culinary Math Skills Activities
  • Johnson & Wales Expert Advice Articles
  • Culinary Recipe Card Conversions
  • Mobile Capacity with Internet Access
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Student Lab Manual & Teacher Annotated Edition

Food, Nutrition, and Wellness © 2016

Grade Levels: 6-10


Food, Nutrition, and Wellness gives students the skills they need to make healthful food choices, prepare nutritious meals, bring physical activity and wellness practices into their daily lives, understand food and kitchen safety, and appreciate the qualities, varieties, and combinations of foods.

Key Benefits & Digital Features

  • Integrated Reading Strategies & Academics
  • Varied Assessment Options
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Point-of-Use Lesson Plans and Activities
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Available via ConnectED
  • Interactive and Searchable Student eBook
  • eAssessment Test Generator

  • Food Labs and Recipes
  • Food Science Applications
  • Applied Math Activities
  • World Atlas of Food Activities
  • A Global Foods Tour
  • Mobile Capacity with Internet Access
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Student Activity Workbook & Teacher Annotated Edition
  • Improving Physical Fitness