30 units that are designed to present to the teacher a Framework for instruction for students who need a Life Skills focus. Designed and implemented by a teacher with 33 years of experience in special education, it has proved to be a solid framework and focus of instruction. Also included is a series of assessments that are parallel to each topic as well as a general domain functional life skills assessment. Topics include: Money skills, Communication/Phone skills, Taking care of the Environment, Learning about America, Life's Transitions, Citizenship, Character, Successful Relationships, Social Skills, Community Safety, Community Service, Independent Living, Internet Safety, Independent Mobility/Transportation Safety, Time Management/Organization, Employment Skills, Government, Healthy Choices, Shopping Skills, Personal Accountability, Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Leisure/Recreation, Functional Reading, Community and World Awareness, Food Preparation, Responding to an Emergency/First Aid, and Severe Weather. Units include vocabulary, assignment suggestions, group discussion ideas, role playing ideas, community based instruction ideas, word searches, and assessments for both readers and those who would need assistance with reading. The material will give you a starting point and structure that you can add to and customize to meet your students' needs.