Please note: CHS follows a policy of replacing textbooks when current editions are revised or discontinued. The following course listings are in effect at the time of publication and are subject to change, amendment, or deletion as deemed appropriate.
LM09 Consumer Skills
Skills for Consumer Success covers core topics of consumer education such as: the job market; paychecks; checking accounts; savings accounts and other banking services; credit; budgeting; investment opportunities; insurance (health, car, home, life); owning and operating a car; housing; and consumer protection.
LM11 Food and Nutrition
This course provides an overview of how important a balanced diet is to one's physical and emotional health. Each nutrient in foods and how the body uses each of these nutrients is described. Topics include: the food guide pyramid and dietary guidelines; choosing the right kinds of food to stay healthy and avoid diseases; avoiding food-borne illnesses and preventing kitchen accidents while preparing foods; the proper techniques for buying, preparing, and storing foods; and exploring the various food service careers.
LM10 Parenting & Child Development
This course looks at the realities and responsibilities of parenthood. It covers decisions as when to have children, what health practices to follow during pregnancy, how to prepare for childbirth, recognizing children's stages of development from prenatal to adolescence, and how parents' roles change as their children grow. The text explores the many decisions related to parenthood and presents information to help students successfully meet the challenges they may face as parents or in a child-related career.
LM06 Skills for Workplace Success
This course introduces the student to the work world and examines the intellectual tools and personal skills needed to perform successfully in the marketplace. Topics include: choosing the right job; techniques for finding a job; skills and behaviors of good workers; how to communicate and get along with coworkers; meeting challenges and solving problems within the workplace; and the variety of skills needed to not only find a job, but keep it and be successful.
LM02 Understanding the Law
This course provides a personal approach to law for the layperson. Topics include: alternative dispute resolution; age and handicap discrimination; marriage; liability; landlord/tenant relationships; and computer crimes. The textbook also deals with court procedures, family relationships, contracts, business relationships, consumer rights, and other problems confronting citizens every day.