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The Transitions Curriculum: Life Management

Life Management helps students answer the question: How can I make choices that will lead
to a happy and successful adult life?

Transition Area

Life Management has four specific units
1. Maintaining a Healthy Life
2. Enjoying Your Leisure Time
3. Living on Your Own
4. Planning for a Happy Family Life

Life Management content includes:
Good health habits
How to budget & save
How to be a savvy shopper
How to find a place to live
How to use public transportation
How to enjoy and manage leisure time
Citizenship skills
How to meet friends and partners
Safety basics
Basic baby care
How to handle a crisis

Life Management is the third volume of three in The Transition Curriculum. In the Life
Management volume, you will find 178 student handouts. Each handout corresponds to a
specific unit and lesson.

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Learning Characteristics of the student for whom this curriculum would be age appropriate:
Who can benefit from the Transitions Curriculum?
At Risk Students
Individuals who need alternative or modified curriculum in order to experience
success in school.
Individuals who have experienced difficulty or failure in school
Individuals who have a history of poor attendance or who are predictable drop
Individuals who have made poor choices that will impact their future
It also benefits students who are in:
Adult education programs
General education classes
Vocational, alternative, or community school programs
Programs with a functional curriculum

Specific transition needs (as listed in the TPI) that may be addressed by using this curriculum
Students will know
What they like to do in their free time.
Where to do for entertainment.
How to stay physically healthy.
How to stay emotionally and mentally healthy.
How to find a place to live when they leave home.
How to do routine household tasks.
How to take care of basic home maintenance and repairs.
How to solve problems that come up unexpectedly.
How to budget and manage their money.
How to pay bills.

Other Helpful Information About Transitions Curriculum
Over the course of two years, 38 transition teachers piloted the TRANSITIONS Curriculum with
430 students. Input from these teacher found the following:
The Curriculum, taught either as a separate class or infused into a core course, will
interest and excite students to set realistic career and life goals and implement a plan to
achieve their goals
The Curriculum will blend with the core curriculum, using life and career issues when
applied to the skills they learn in academic courses
The Curriculum will provide an atmosphere for students to increase their self-esteem
and social relationships

The Curriculum will build problem-solving and decision-making skills that will add
confidence and a sense of responsibility.
The Curriculum will provide a foundation for students to make realistic decisions about
careers in a marketplace in which unskilled jobs, by the year 2000, will represent 15% of
the labor force; specialized jobs, 65%; and those jobs requiring a college degree, 20%.