In this course, students examine the family unit and characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships at different phases of life– including information on self-discovery, family, friendships, dating and abstinence, marriage, pregnancy, and parenthood. Students learn about the life cycle and the different stages of development from infancy to adulthood. They also focus on a variety of skills to improve relationships and family living, including coping skills, communication skills, refusal skills, babysitting, parenting, and healthy living and disease prevention habits.
Units & Tasks
This course is divided into the following Units and Sections.
- Course Introduction
- Unit 1: Family Health & Relationships
- Family Health
- Personal Identity
- Unit 2: Dating & Parenthood
- Dating & Marriage
- Unit 3: Human Growth & Development
- Infancy & Childhood
- Adolescence & Adulthood
- Unit 4: Skills for Family Living
- Household Responsibilities
- Goal Setting & Decision Making
- Unit 5: Coping Skills
- Coping Skills
- Time & Stress Management
- Mental Health
- Unit 6: Healthy Families
- Healthy Living
Within each section students will find the following tasks to view or complete:
- Checklist—an outline of tasks for that section
- Lessons—multimedia online lesson(s) about the section topic
- Field Trip—links to other online sites with additional fitness information
- Reflection*—a journal reflecting on material learned
- Discussion*—class discussion on an assigned topic
- Assignment *—section assignment
- Vocab Check—assessment
- Quiz*—assessment of lesson comprehension
The items noted with an asterisk above are those that must be submitted for a grade.
A unit exam will be found at the end of every unit, as well as a comprehensive final exam at the end of the course.
There are 16 sections in this course. Each section is designed to be completed in about one week’s time. However, students may take more or less time as needed. A recommended pacing guide is provided within the course.
Parent & Teacher Guides
Parent and teacher guides available.
There are no required materials for this course.
An internet connection and computer or tablet hardware is required. Software requirements include a PDF reader, word-processing application (such as Word), MP4/video player, and Flash player (optional). Free downloadable software is available for each of these.