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The Single Teenage Parent, by Elizabeth C. Henderson


Guide Entry to 82.06.02:

This unit deals with the teenage single mother. In working with such girls, I found that many lack certain skills vital to survival as single parents. I believe that some of this information can be integrated into regular classroom subjects. I wanted to develop plans to teach real life material to the class. This will include job hunting, where to look for a job, filling out applications, budgeting, apartment hunting, economics, and the vocabulary that goes along with each topic. I found that I could integrate a lesson on nutrition into any subject. Also I like to use vocabulary with most of my lessons. This works well for students who have learning problems or for the lower groups.

(Recommended for 7th through 9th grade English, High School Special Education Social Studies, and Home Economics or Foods.)

Key Words

Parenting Family Management

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