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FACS: Introduction to Communication (Family)

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility
  • Employability

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Students will identify and practice the skills necessary for effective communication.

Main Curriculum Tie:
FACS 6th Grade
Strand 3 Standard 1

Examine attributes and issues related to family life and the skills needed to enhance independent living.

Career Connections:

  • All

Cards for the scrambled word game.

Background For Teachers:
Communication motivator--"The Water Closet"

Read "The Water Closet" story to the students. Then have a brief discussion that leads the students to identify that the basic problem was a lack of adequate communication on the part of the little old lady (the sender) and the schoolmaster (the receiver).

Direct their attention to the misunderstandings that followed and potential problems stemming from the inadequate communication.

This story illustrates why good communication skills, both sending and receiving, are very important.


Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn the importance of good communication and the various ways they can communicate.

Instructional Procedures:


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Created Date :
Aug 24 2005 20:09 PM