Personal Life Management

This course focuses on preparing students for living independently and working successfully with others. Students will learn to manage their personal resources to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and housing. They will also learn about their personal, legal, and financial responsibilities and develop and apply interpersonal skills in order to make wise and responsible personal and occupational choices. Students will apply research and inquiry skills while investigating topics related to personal life management. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences.

RESEARCH AND INQUIRY SKILLS

A3. Processing Information

Throughout this course, students will:

A3.1 assess various aspects of information gathered from a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., accuracy, relevance, reliability, inherent values and bias, voice)

Learn360 is an Online Video Library that has more than 9,000 educational videos, P-12 in a variety of subject areas, that can viewed online. Content includes: documentaries from the CBC, National Geographic, A&E, Sunburst, Learning Zone Express, Weston Woods and TV Ontario.

Students:

The Online Video Library is a valuable research tool students can use for conducting research and gathering information, great for student projects or assignments! Students can search for videos on a variety of topics and watch them online.

Students access Learn360 from school or at home by going directly to the Learn360 homepage (http://marketing.learn360.com/) and using their schools username (kprstudent) and password (student) to LOG IN.

A3.2 record and organize information and key ideas using a variety of formats (e.g., notes, graphic organizers, summaries, audio/digital records)

A3.3 analyse and interpret research information (e.g., compare results of surveys and interviews; determine whether common themes arise in different sources)

A3.4 demonstrate academic honesty by documenting the sources of all information generated through research

A citation machine is essentially a works cited generator that accesses information from across the web, drawing the relevant information into a fully-formatted bibliography that clearly presents all of the sources that have contributed to your work.

KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources.

A3.5 synthesize findings and formulate conclusions (e.g., weigh and connect information to determine the answer to their research question)

UNIT 1: Skills for Managing Self and Relationships

1. Resource Management and Goal Setting Skills

2. Decision Making Skills

  • D is for Decisions [Learn360]

3. Communication Skills

  • Communication: A Key to Resolving Conflict [Learn360]

4. Conflict Resolution Skills

  • Peaceable Solutions: Conflict Resolution Skills [Learn360]


UNIT 2: Preparing for Employment

1. Employment Plan

2. Resume & Cover Letter

  • Youth Employment Services (YES) is Canada's leader and has helped hundreds of thousands of youth find employment and change their lives. Go to Online Resources for Job Search Sites
  • Common Job Interview Mistakes: What NOT to Say or Do [Learn360]
  • Who would you hire?


UNIT 3: Issues in the Workplace

1. Physical & Mental Wellness in the Workplace

2. Rights & Responsibilities in the Workplace

  • Triangle Fire and Worker Safety Laws [Learn360]
  • Health in The Workplace: Health Works - Global Health [Learn360]

3. Diversity in the Workplace

  • OHRC - Guide to your rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Code

4. Workplace Scenarios

  • Employer/Employee Rights and Responsibilities [Learn360]

5. Employment Costs & Benefits


UNIT 4: Preparing for Independent Living

1. Finding a Living Environment, Legal Considerations & Fire Safety

2. Food Planning

3. Clothing Considerations


UNIT 5: Managing Finances and Purchases

1. Budgeting

  • Budgeting: Income & Expenses [Learn360]

2. Buying Decisions & Consumer Reviews

3. Credit & Financial Institutions


FINAL EVALUATION - My Life After Graduation

Stage 3: Apartment and Housing

Stage 4: Budgeting

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