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Discovering Life Skills opens the door to life for middle school students! This text is a comprehensive overview of all family and consumer sciences areas. Content is correlated to popular modules used in middle schools. The reader friendly style involves all students in reading, discussion, and doing. The reader friendly style involves all students in reading, discussion, and doing.
Discovering Life Skills is an exploratory overview of Family and Consumer Sciences designed for middle school use. Discovering Life Skills can be used for a six-week, nine-week, or semester course. The 25 chapters correlate to the FACS modules sold by a variety of vendors. See the Module Crosswalk in the Teacher Resource Guide.
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