Character and Skills for Home and Careers consists of five soft-cover chapters and five companion student activity books. Section quizzes and chapter tests measure student competencies. The course is designed to build positive character and introduce teenagers to basic tools and skills needed to save money and gain employment. Students learn skills pertaining to electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and mechanics, as well as time management and finances. Each of the 75 lessons begins with a narrative involving teenage characters who learn life skills while participating in home, shop, or community projects. The course is especially advantageous for students who need practical guidance in employment and domestic relationships. Tools are suggested, but not required. Character and Skills for Home and Careers was designed to equip youth with domestic and employment skills necessary for careers or needed to work their way through college without borrowing money for tuition and books. A major benefit is that students learn how to perform maintenance on home and business equipment.
The story line teaches practical benefits of cooperation with other ethnic groups, neighbors, and father-sons. The authors have crafted the course not only to teach students how to use basic tools, but also to embrace courtesy, honesty, integrity and commitment. The narrative style, graphics, and illustrations engage readers, drawing them into the lessons. Like all Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum, this course develops vocabulary, engages right-and left brain strengths, and allows independent learning with minimum dependence on proctors or teachers. Character and Skills for Home and Careers is worth one high school transcript. The companion activity books help students work through the course in regular classrooms, shop, or guided individualized learning programs. This excellent elective course is highly recommended for every high school boy, especially those whose fathers are not available or prepared to teach about tools or relationships.
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