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CTE/Family & Consumer Sciences Education Curriculum
Adult Roles And Responsibilities
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Core Standards of the Course

ARR #1 Performance Objective The class will complete FCCLA Step One.
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Standard 1
Students will participate in activities that help increase their self-awareness, values, goals and decision making strategies, and career options.

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Objective 1
Explain how self-concept and self-esteem are built and preserved and how it relates to the perception of individual strengths and weaknesses.

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  1. Describe the positive and negative development of self-concept and self-esteem.
  2. Discuss how lack of self-esteem can lead to bullying, suicide and addictions, and identify prevention strategies.

Objective 2
Identify personal values and explain how values impact interpersonal relationships.

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  1. Define and discuss values and their function.
  2. Discuss personal values.
  3. Explain the effect of values on relationships.

ARR #2 Performance Objective
Identify 4 personal values and explain how these values impact behavior and choices.

Objective 3
Classify short and long-term goals and the steps needed to achieve them.

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  1. Describe the goal setting process and compare short and long-term goals.

Objective 4
Describe the decision-making process, including acceptance of personal responsibility for the consequences of the decision.

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  1. Describe the decision-making process (i.e. identify problem, brainstorm possible solutions, explore and evaluate, make a decision and act on it, evaluate and accept responsibility for results).

Objective 5
Students will discuss career options and employment skills required in the human services industry.

  1. Introduce students to careers in the family and human services pathway.
  2. Explain the roles and functions of individuals engaged in human services careers.
  3. Identify criteria for selecting a career and the educational requirements.

ARR #3 Performance Objective
Research a human services career that includes educational requirements, skill development, and income potential.


Standard 2
Students will identify effective communication in interpersonal relationships.

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Objective 1
Identify various types of communication styles.

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  1. Define the levels of communication.
  2. Assess personal communication styles.
  3. Identify types of destructive communication (blaming, interrupting, endless fighting, character assassination, calling in reinforcements, and withdrawal)
  4. Identify types of constructive communication (I-messages, clarifying, timing, asking questions, reflective listening, respect, consideration, avoid anger)
  5. Practice using I-messages.
  6. Explain active/reflective listening skills.
  7. Discuss both positive and negative ways that social media has changed communication skills.

ARR #4 Performance Objective
Practice using at least two constructive communication skills.

Objective 2
Identify positive and negative nonverbal communication.

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  1. Identify nonverbal behavior and messages (mild handshake, no eye contact, etc.)
  2. Describe the different types of personal distance/space (public, social, personal, intimate)
  3. Discuss the impact of nonverbal communication.
  4. Practice nonverbal communication.

Objective 3
Develop positive assertion skills to be used in conflict resolution.

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  1. Identify positive and negative methods of conflict resolution.
  2. Compare assertive, aggressive, and passive behavior.

Standard 3
Students will list the functions and purposes of responsible dating.

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Objective 1
Identify and discuss the purposes of dating.

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  1. List the purposes of dating (socialization, recreation, and mate selection).
  2. List personal qualities that will contribute to positive dating.
  3. Identify the characteristics of infatuation and love.

Objective 2
List dating behaviors that support personal values and identify the personal responsibilities associated with dating.

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  1. Identify dating behaviors that support personal values.
  2. List dating guidelines that protect teens.
  3. Review types of refusal skills: saying “no”, establishing priorities, avoiding questionable situations, etc.

ARR #5 Performance Objective
Set personal rules/responsibilities related to dating behaviors that support personal values.

Objective 3
Identify the dangers of physical intimacy during dating.

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  1. Describe and discuss responsible sexual behavior.
  2. Describe the long-term benefits of abstinence and fidelity.
  3. Describe the potential short-term and long-term consequences and impact of sexual irresponsibility.
  4. Identify reasons teen pregnancy occurs and analyze teen's preparedness to be parents.
  5. Explain possible physical risks of teen pregnancy to the mother and infant.
  6. Examine personal, emotional, education, financial, and societal problems that result from teen pregnancies.
  7. List the common types of STIs, how they are acquired, and their symptoms by researching and reviewing current findings and statistics.
  8. Assess the myths and the dangers / consequences of STIs and HIV / AIDS.
  9. Identify community resources and support groups available for assistance.

Objective 4
Define domestic violence, abuse, and various sexual violations including sexual harassment.

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  1. Define abuse and identify physical / social / emotional forms of domestic abuse and violence.
  2. Identify characteristics of abusers and victims within the violence cycle.
  3. Explain the violence cycle by using examples to illustrate how the cycle promotes abuse.
  4. Identify physical/social/emotional problems related to and resulting from rape, date rape, incest, abuse, etc.
  5. Identify community resources and support groups available for assistance with sexual violations and abuse.
  6. Define sexual harassment and how to deal with it.
  7. Define rape and steps to follow if a rape occurs.
  8. Define pornography and evaluate the effects of pornography on an individual and the impact on personal relationships.

Standard 4
Students will identify the aspects and importance of marriage preparation and examine behaviors that strengthen marital and family relationships.

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Objective 1
Analyze the importance and process of mate selection.

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  1. Analyze theories of mate selection.
  2. Develop a personal list of characteristics, qualities and values desired in a marriage partner.
  3. Discuss marital success factors based upon a maturity level, a potential lifestyle, the strengths and weaknesses of relationships, and the acceptability of the strengths and weaknesses of a possible mate.
  4. Define roles and identify topics to be discussed prior to marriage.

ARR #6 Performance Objective
State your personal beliefs of marriage, and develop a list of characteristics, qualities, and values desired in a marriage partner.

Objective 2
Identify the purposes of the engagement period.

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  1. Identify marital goals and objectives.
  2. Discuss the purpose of the engagement period.
  3. Identify signals of potential marriage problems.
  4. Identify the purposes of the honeymoon.

Objective 3
Define marital roles and related issues (household responsibilities, child care, money management, etc.). Apply methods of conflict resolution as related to marriage, and identify positive characteristics and behaviors of strong marriage relationships.

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  1. Identify marital roles and gender biases.
  2. Identify common sources of marital adjustments and conflict (dual income, personal needs and expectations, sexual adjustments and in-laws).
  3. Apply conflict resolution and problem-solving strategies to resolve common scenarios of marital conflict including the impact of money management on the marriage relationship.
  4. Identify specific behaviors found in strong marriage relationships.
  5. Develop a list of ways to personally build and strengthen a marriage.

Objective 4
List the positive characteristics that affect family relationships throughout the family life cycle

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  1. List the qualities of strong families (commitment, appreciation, decision making, responsibility, problem solving, etc.)
  2. Identify strengths and weaknesses of various family forms.
  3. Discuss each stage of the family life cycle.

Objective 5
Identify marriage and family financial goals and developing budget strategies.

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  1. Identify and discuss budgeting terms (gross income, net income, fixed expense, variable expense) and their application in developing a monthly budget.
  2. Develop a family budget.

ARR #7 Performance Objective
Develop a realistic monthly budget, based upon a set income, to include: savings, housing, utilities, transportation, insurance, clothing, entertainment, and misc. categories

Objective 6
Identify the effects of divorce and coping strategies.

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  1. Identify factors leading to divorce, effects of divorce on family members, and coping methods for dealing with divorce.
  2. List the steps of the grieving process and how to develop a positive adjustment to loss.

Standard 5
Students will identify the various skills and responsibilities of parenting.

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Objective 1
Evaluate personal readiness for parenting roles and responsibilities.

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  1. Identify the social, moral, emotional, physical, intellectual, and financial considerations of parenting.

Objective 2
Explain the human reproductive process, infertility, pregnancy, and steps that lead to a healthy lifestyle.

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  1. Define terminology regarding the male and female reproductive system.
  2. Identify ways to prevent birth defects.
  3. Describe the growth and changes that take place during the three trimesters of pregnancy
  4. Identify problems that are associated with pregnancy: toxemia, ectopic pregnancy, stillborn, spontaneous abortion, etc.

Objective 3
Explain the birth process and needs of a newborn.

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  1. Define the terms associated with labor and delivery.
  2. Identify postpartum symptoms.
  3. Define nurturing/bonding and how it impacts a child.
  4. Identify ways to appropriately sooth and handle an infant.

Objective 4
Identify signs and types of abuse and prevention strategies.

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  1. Identify the types and signs of child abuse.
  2. List strategies that help prevent child abuse.

Objective 5
Identify parenting styles, including positive guidance techniques that help children develop positive self-concepts, self-management, and responsibility.

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  1. Identify parenting types and styles (authoritarian, permissive, democratic)
  2. List ways to foster a child’s self-concept.
  3. Identify positive guidance techniques (natural/logical consequences)

ARR #8 Performance Objective
Apply positive guidance techniques to resolve three child-rearing problems.


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