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Life Skills Part 2
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
Life Skills Part 2 walks students through computer technology, social awareness, career planning, the employment setting, and the educational setting. These skills will help make the transition from high school to the next step smoother, whether students plan to go on to a job or a postsecondary school. Students will also learn the importance of living independently and how to take care of themselves and a home.

Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Identify ways to maintain relationships.
  • Identify ways to meet new friends.
  • Define prejudice and discrimination and explain their effects on relationships.
  • Analyze effective problem-solving methods.
  • Identify time-management techniques.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Identify characteristics of various work environments.
  • Describe skills and qualities, and explain how they relate to choosing a career.
  • Describe the responsibilities and skills needed for an ideal job.
  • Explore resources for conducting a job search, including networking.
  • Identify how to fill out a job application.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Explore the importance of making a personal schedule and meeting deadlines in the workplace.
  • Identify how to cope with barriers.
  • Identify steps to follow in resolving a conflict.
  • Analyze the traits of realistic career goals.
  • Explore ways to learn new skills.

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Identify facts needed about a college before choosing to apply to it.
  • Explore the application process to postsecondary schools and the qualities schools look for in students.
  • Identify possible services offered to students with disabilities.
  • Analyze different types of financial aid, including scholarships, loans, and grants.
  • Explore the three major learning styles.

Course Materials

  • AGS Everyday Life Skills (textbook and workbook)

*Available as an iText course