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Assessment for Learning
Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions


Managing Personal and Family Resources,
HIR3C

Preparing for the Challenges of the Future
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       identify and describe occupations for which they are well suited, taking into account their personal resources;
•       demonstrate an understanding of how traditional forms of employment compare with various alternative forms;
•       analyse how families are affected by global disparities in wealth and resources.

Enduring Understanding:
To be adaptable, flexible and self-sufficient in a changing global economy.

Essential Questions:

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What skills, interest and abilities do I have and what careers relate to these?
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Where will the job opportunities be when I’ ready to enter the work force and what training will I need?
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How do global issues affect my everyday life?

Research and Inquiry Skills
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       use appropriate social science research methods in the investigation of issues relating to the management of personal and family resources;
•       effectively use a variety of print and electronic sources and telecommunications tools to research information;
•       correctly use terminology associated with the management of personal and family resources;
•       communicate the results of their inquiries effectively.

Enduring Understanding:
Making educated choices for successful living.

Essential Questions:

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Do you know yourself and how to get along with others?
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What makes you healthy and fulfilled?
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What community resources are available and how do you access them?

Self and Others
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       identify the personal resources necessary to make a smooth transition from adolescence to adulthood;
•       demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of human interaction and communication with others;
•       demonstrate an understanding of the challenges involved in human interaction.

Enduring Understanding:
You have to get along with people.

Essential Questions:

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What makes it hard for people to get along?
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How do people communicate?
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Why is it hard to be a teenager?

Social Structures
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       identify and describe the major expenses of individuals and families throughout the stages of life;
•       explain the effects of economic and business trends on the family;
•       identify the options and services available to individuals and families for managing resources;
•       demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.

Enduring Understanding:
How family finances can be affected and who can help.  Resources are available to get and keep a quality lifestyle.

Essential Questions:

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Where am I going in my life?
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How should one spend their money wisely?
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How can I get there most effectively?
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What affects family income?
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What resources will I use to help me get there?
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Who can help families manage their money?
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Who protects us?

Personal and Social Responsibilities
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       demonstrate an understanding of models of formal decision making;
•       identify the principles of and techniques required for effective management of personal and family resources (e.g., time, money, talent);
•       analyse the role that responsible consumerism plays in independent and family living.

Enduring Understanding:


Essential Questions:





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