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CTE/Family & Consumer Sciences Education Curriculum
Teen Living
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Strand 2
Students will connect the impact of family relationships and the role teenagers have in the family.
Standard 2
Discuss how relationships with parents, siblings and the elderly affect families, careers and communities. Explore methods of building relationships of trust and respect with parents/guardians.
  • Communication
    Explain the different styles of communication using activities, video clips, and worksheets.
  • Importance of Families 2: Sibling Rivalry, Birth Order
    In this lesson we will learn about sibling rivalry, a teen's struggle for independence, communication with parents, and birth order and the role it pay in families.
  • Importance of Families 3: Teens and Senior Citizens
    Students will explore the importance of teen relationships with senior citizens.
  • Importance of Families 4: Parent Panel
    Students will participate in parent panel by discussing family rules and by asking the parents questions that they would like to ask their parents.
  • Importance of Families 5: Family Crest
    Students will create a family crest based on several unique qualities in their families.
  • Teens and Parents
    Teenagers will always struggle to find their independence. Just remember, increased freedom = increased responsibility. Parents have many roles to fulfill. Make sure you are part of the solution and not the problem. Choose effective methods of communication with your parents.
  • Teens and Siblings
    Living with siblings is not always easy, but your siblings will always be part of your life and they can be good friends. It is in the best interest of the family to understand sibling interaction and sibling dynamics in order to contribute to good relationships.
  • Teens and the Elderly
    This lesson encourages the students to get to know their grandparents a little better. They may be surprised on how much they actually have in common. The students will also be experiencing elderly life in several activities. By doing so, the students will have a greater appreciation for what elderly adults have to deal with everyday of their lives.

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