Life Management Skills

Credits: 0.5
Estimated Completion Time: 1 segment / 16-18 weeks
Earliest Start Date: October 2018





Good health is both mental and physical. Making good decisions starts with knowing the facts, understanding the consequences, and having the confidence to choose well. A series of signposts take students through the course, providing information, direction, and a little encouragement. Students learn to use important tools for communicating feelings and opinions. Other tools provide a foundation for becoming a savvy consumer in a world of advertising, credit cards, and focusing on earth-friendly practices that will help the environment.

This course comes with a long-term payoff. Learning to make good decisions now will set a positive direction to follow for the future.

Access the site link below to view the Florida Department of Education description and standards:

Course description:

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment 1
Nurturing self-esteem in self and family
Effective parenting skills and responsibilities
Nutrition based on the food guide pyramid, dietary guidelines and food label laws, nutrient functions and sources
Eating disorders and weight management
Food safety and prevention of foodborne illness
Effective communication skills including “I” messages, active listening, communication barriers, communication styles, and the importance of family communication
Cultural influences on communication
Nonverbal communication
Refusal skills for peer pressure and other influences
Conflict resolution process
The physical, mental, emotional, social and economic, and legal consequences of use, misuse, and abuse of drugs, including alcohol, and tobacco
Identifying addictions and finding help for them
Causes and effects of stress on the body and management techniques for stress
Time management tools and personal application
Value identification, personal application of values
Goal setting and personal applications
Decision Making
Suicide prevention
Advertising influences and techniques
Consumer rights and responsibilities and governmental consumer protection agencies
Healthcare product selection
Credit card rights, responsibilities, costs, dangers, and fraud prevention
Checking/Saving account procedures
Environment and conservation procedures
Reproductive system structures, functions, and disorders
Males- self-exam for testicular cancer prevention
Females – self-exam for breast cancer prevention
Teen Pregnancy health risks and consequences, sexual activity costs vs. abstinence
Sexually transmitted diseases, disease cycles and consequences
·CPR performance

Required Materials


Course Grading

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***

***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.

Communication Policy

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

November 7 @ 02:05
02:05 — 03:05 (1h)

Health & P.E

Coli McGhee