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Activity 1
Material    : Choices money
Instruction : Hand out various amounts between 2000 and 3000 cash to learners. Do not
               tell learners how much they received. Tell learners to count their money.
               Hereafter, give learners between 500 and 1000 cash. Instruct learners to
               add this amount to the previous amount received.
Assessment: Use rubric to assess numeracy skills.

Activity 2(a)
Material    : Career cards
Instruction : Hand out one card to each learner. Tell learners to add up the following
               expenses at the bottom of their Career card: e.g. Home loan, Groceries,
               Phone, Water & Electricity, and Transport. Hereafter they have to add
               another three expenses and subtract their total expense from their income.
Assessment: Use rubric to assess numeracy and word recognition skills.

Activity 2(b)
Material    : Career cards
Instruction : Hand out one card to each learner. Tell learners to memorise the qualities
               and job description on their card within 10 minutes. Tell learners to sit
               with a partner and exchange cards. Tell learners to assess one another.
Assessment: Peer use rubric to assess e.g. short-term memory and reading skills.

Activity 3
Material    : Success cards
Instruction : Ask learners to write down what it means to be independent. Hereafter they
                should identify what you need to be independent, e.g. A good job to be
                able to buy food, clothes, pay for transport and accommodation. Ask
                learners what it means to have insurance.
Assessment: (1) Use rubric to assess e.g. reasoning and general knowledge. And/or
              (2) Give learners a few questions to answer:
                 e.g. * Name 5 expenses you should pay monthly if you have a home.
                     * Name 2 important expenses you should pay if you have a car.
                     * Name 3 insurance companies. Etc.

Activity 4(a)
Material    : Question cards
Instruction : Hand out 2 to 5 cards to each learner and tell them to answer the questions
               on a page.
Assessment: Use Answer sheet to determine whether answers are correct or not.
Activity 4(b)
Material    : Question cards
Instruction : Divide learners into groups of 4 and hand out 2 to 5 cards to each group.
               Tell them to answer the questions on a page. Thereafter one group asks
               another group a question for points. A correct answer is worth 3 points.
               An incorrect answer is worth –2 and if the group who asked the question
               answers it correct, they get 2 points.
Assessment: The group with the most points wins. Use Answer sheet to determine
               whether answers are correct or not.

Activity 5
Material    : Reality cards
Instruction : Hand out one card to each learner. Ask the learner what it really means and
               two possible causes or implications thereof.
Assessment: Use rubric to assess: reasoning, communication skills and general

Activity 6
Material    : Board
Instruction : Divide learners into groups of 6 and place the board on their table. They
must write their names and answers to the questions below on a page.
Assessment: Ask learners questions, which they could find the answers on the board.
               e.g. * Name 4 expenses parents pay for their children.
                   * Name 4 tasks/experiences of the Young Adult stage.
                   * Name 4 luxury expenses on the board. Etc.

Activity 7
Material    : The CHOICES Life Skills Board Game
Instruction : Playing the game according to the rules.
Assessment: Use rubric to assess: co-operation, organisational skills, etc.
Assessment Methods
1. Observation: Individual in a group

2. Questioning: Whether learners are getting the message

3. Tasks: Specific topic

4. Portfolio: Numerous tasks

5. Self, peer and group: Rubric

The teacher may…
          compile questions based on the levels and expenses on the board.
          choose topics from the TOPIC sheet and select questions from the Question cards.
          use a rubric to assess specific skills and progress when playing the CHOICES
Choose one or more criteria below to assess:
 ASSESSMENT CRITERIA                  1        2        3         4           5
 1. Attention span (fidgety)
 2. Follows rules (memory)
 3. Team player (co-operation)
 4. Organisational skills
 5. Planning skills / strategy
 6. Handling of money
 7. Numeracy
 8. Reading of cards
 9. Willingness to read
 10. General knowledge
                         Life Orientation
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                                            Life Orientation
                                               Test Paper
Name                                                                                        Grade

Question 1: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT [10]
1.1. Name the 4 life stages of human development.                                                   4
1.2. Name 4 challengers young people between the ages of 11 to 20 experience.                       4
1.3. Which of the following changes do boys experience during puberty?                              2
        A) Independence from parents.
        B) Skin problems (acne).
        C) Becoming more concerned about their appearance.
Question 2: CAREERS: Choose the correct ANSWER(S) [10]
2.1. What is self-employment?                                                                       2
        A) A solution to unemployment.
        B) Working for an employer.
        C) Managing your own business by selling a product, skill or service for a price.
2.2. What do you need to start your own business?                                                   2
        A) A business plan.
        B) Knowledge of the legal aspects of starting a business.
        C) You only need luck.
2.3. Choose the correct answer                                                                      1
        A) You are in control of your destiny, not other people or circumstances.
        B) Your background will determine your career.
        C) It’s important to be successful even if it means doing things that don’t interest you.
2.4. For which of the following career fields do you require a Technical College Qualification?     1
         A) Trades (e.g. Electrician).
         B) Medical (e.g. Radiologist).
         C) Law        (e.g. Lawyer).
2.5. Which 2 career possibilities does the school subject “Physical Science” lead to?               1
        A) Tiler or Bricklayer.
        B) Optometrist or Dentist.
        C) Watchmaker or Clerk.
2.6. Having an interest in designing and building, and an ability to solve problems, are            1
     most applicable to which career?
         A) Civil Engineer.
         B) Video Technologist.
         C) Media presenter.
2.7. Having an interest in buying, selling and working with money is most applicable to which       1
     career field?
         A) Entrepreneur.
         B) Technician.
         C) Radiographer.
2.8. Which 2 career possibilities does the school subject “Mathematics” lead to?                    1
        A) Computer Programmer and Dental technician.
        B) Artist and Plasterer.
        C) Animator and Cartoonist.
Question 3: RELATIONSHIPS: Choose the correct ANSWER(S)[10]
3.1. Mature love shows itself by:                                                              2
        A) An interest in the person’s personality and qualities.
        B) A sense of growing, trust and security.
        C) A physical attraction to the person’s image.

3.2. Which of the following are most needed for a successful relationship?                     2
        A) Good communication to resolve conflict effectively.
        B) To have financial stability.
        C) Honesty, loyalty and trust.
3.3. Choose the correct answers                                                                3
        A) Children are to be blamed when parents divorce.
        B) Having one parent looking after you can work out better than having two
           parents, who fight.
        C) Marriages often start out with high hopes but life together may not match a
           couple’s expectations.
        D) Happiness and sadness occur in every family at some time.
3.4. What is a sign of a problematic relationship?                                             2
        A) When one partner does all the giving and the other all the taking.
        B) When both partners give equally and appreciate one another.
        C) When small things irritate the other.
3.5. To be assertive means...                                                                  1
         A) To take responsibility for your own actions and not to give in to peer pressure.
         B) To allow others to control and manipulate you.
         C) To blame others for your mistakes.

Question 4: HEALTH [10]
4.1. The advantage of using condoms when having sexual intercourse is that it...               2
         A) Has dangerous side effects.
         B) Does not require a prescription.
         C) Prevents users from getting or spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
4.2. A person who uses contraceptives must use them...                                         2
         A) Regularly.
         B) Properly.
         C) Occasionally.
4.3. A person is likely to be infected with the AIDS virus if he/she...                        2
         A) Has multiple sex partners or unprotected sex.
         B) Uses condoms.
         C) Has shared drug needles with others.
4.4. Which of the following reactions does too much consumption of alcohol cause?              2
        A) Feelings of optimism.
        B) Slowed reactions and slurred speech.
        C) Occasional passing out.
4.5. What are some signs to recognize drug users usually by in the classroom?                  2
       A) They become more co-operative and show improved concentration.
       B) They belong to a negative peer group.
       C) Their standard of class work deteriorates.
Question 1: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT                   [10]
1.1. Childhood
     Adolescent or Teenager or Youth
     Young adult
     Mature adult
1.2. Any 4 below
     1. Physical & Emotional Maturation
     2. Membership in Peer Group
     3. Cross-Gender Relationships
     4. Autonomy in Relation to Parents
     5. Career Choice
1.3. B
Question 2: CAREERS                             [10]
2.1. A
2.2. A
2.3. A
2.4. A
2.5. B
2.6. A
2.7. A
2.8. A

Question 3: RELATIONSHIPS                       [10]
3.1. A
3.2. A
3.3. B
3.4. A
3.5. A

Question 4: HEALTH                              [10]
4.1. B
4.2. A
4.3. A
4.4. B
4.5. B

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