OTH090: Life Skills (Elective)

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

This one-semester elective is designed to increase students' knowledge of and ability in using the skills necessary for everyday living. Life Skills emphasizes defining personal values, goal-setting and planning, and solving problems. Instructional material focuses on dealing with media and peer pressure, communication and relationships, working with others, avoiding and/or resolving conflict, decision making, wellness and personal safety, aspects of good citizenship, environmental awareness, and how students can contribute to their own community. The course is organized in six units, which cover the following topics: course introduction, thinking about yourself, thinking for yourself, taking care of yourself, caring for your relationships, and caring about your world.

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Course Length

One Semester

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Course Introduction

  • Introduction to Life Skills
  • Getting Started
  • Life Skills Portfolio

Unit 2: Thinking About Yourself

  • Defining Your Character
  • Setting Your Goals
  • Making Plans

Unit 3: Thinking for Yourself

  • Making Decisions
  • Evaluating Information
  • Solving Problems

Unit 4: Taking Care of Yourself

  • Eating Well
  • Staying Well
  • Staying Safe

Unit 5: Caring for Your Relationships

  • Communicating Skillfully
  • Being Part of a Team
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Saying No, Thanks

Unit 6: Caring About Your World

  • Caring About Your Country and Community: Citizenship
  • Caring About Your Planet: Environmental Awareness
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling