Basic Life Skills Teacher Resources

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In this life skills learning exercise, learners learn how to understand and express their emotions. They then answer the 10 questions in the packet.
Sometimes the most important things teachers can teach their students are life skills.
In this advertising worksheet, students learn about food advertisements, including jingles, images, products, animation and more. They then complete the 3 activities in which they create their own product, spokes-character and jingle.
There is no more useful life skill to learn, than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of interviews, problem-solving activities, and research assignments they'll understand how to set goals and create a family budget.
Help your learners gain valuable knowledge about life by creating a useful book that everyone can benefit from!
What is the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax's connection to Social Security and Medicare, and what are the differences in how are individuals in the United States are taxed relative to their income? This video provides clear explanations for these questions, using graphs and sample situations to illustrate the main concept.
Students practice developing budgets. For this financial awareness lesson, students read The Monster Money Book and list ways the characters saved money in the story. Students plan a budget and demonstrate how to look for bargains when they shop.
It is so important for our students to understand how to have and be a good friend. This lesson is intended to foster interpersonal communication skills and personal responsibility. Students complete an acrostic poem with the word friend, discuss personal choice and decision making, and create a "Want Ad' for a true friend that will be placed on the "Friendship Classifieds" bulletin board.
Eleventh graders confront basic personal finance choices they will face throughout their lives. There is a natural progression to the lessons, beginning with career choices, leading into budgeting and planning, and ending with the impact of credit and long-term savings and investing.
Students accurately assess their own income taxes using actual tax forms. They read and fill out the proper forms.
Students are provided an avenue to express his/her understanding of the life skills being taught and connect the life and times of Harry Truman to the life skills being taught for the purpose of adding relevance for each student.
Students name actions of true friends, explain responsible decision-making, discuss ways to get other people to practice life skills, and explain actions to take when a person feels left out. Students participate in role plays to stimulate the discussions.
Use a video on self-modeling to practice life skills as part of an Autism activity. Students complete modeling activities and use a video activity to practice the life skills.
Fourth graders calculate savings and identify the best value items from a list of products. They rotate through five studying stations, completing various math activities involving calculators and solving problems related to shopping and prices of items.
Students explore shopping vocabulary. In this ELL speaking lesson, students guess words that would be on a shopping list, identify or define words related to shopping, take a shopping survey, and read related text aloud.
When you cook with your class, you build community while improving language arts and math skills.
Take your students on an imaginary shopping trip to practice math and other skills.
Spice up lessons with seasonal recipes and cooking.
In this Eagle Shopping Centre worksheet, students survey, discover and examine all the shops and establishments found within this shopping mall and then answer twenty questions associated with the mall.
Spam! It's a thing any Internet user is used to seeing, but what do we do about it? Teach your class all about the dreaded spam and how they can avoid the spam traps and tricks that could easily draw a kid in. This is a common-sense lesson plan that provides a forum for discussing a very real life skill that all Internet users need to know. Along with the very well written lesson plan, you will find several great worksheets!