Zest for Life contains everything you need to meet the objectives
of the new Specifi cation for Junior Cycle Home Economics. Three
interconnected contextual strands put the emphasis on being healthy,
sustainable and making good choices.
Integrated approach to topics as recommended in the Specification
Assessment for Learning (AfL) approach guides the learning as recommended in the Junior Cycle Framework
Learning Outcomes listed at the start of each chapter for ease of planning
Learning intentions in the `What I Will Learn' section break down the Learning Outcomes for the student
Key Words to understanding the concept of the chapter/topic are given at the start
Revision Toolkit provides hints, tips and mnemonics to help students be exam ready
Definitions of various key terms are given throughout each chapter
Links to other parts of the course, curriculum and to the Classroom-Based Assessments fully integrate learning
Revision Questions consolidate comprehension of the topic
Chapter on preparing for Food Literacy Skills Brief and Practical Food Skills Exam
Bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter aid revision
Discovery Learning activities throughout give ideas for students' active learning
Further Investigation sections provide references for students to websites of interest
`Don't Forget!' clouds encourage the key skills
Links to Teacher's Resource Book provide integrated extra activities
THE ZEST FOR LIFE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Zest for Life Skills Book - Included Free with the textbook: Includes skill-based activities, exercises that reinforce content, and Learning
Checklists to promote self-evaluation and help focus revision
Zest for Life Teacher's Resource Book: With detailed schemes of work and topic-by-topic suggestions for enlivening the Home Economics classroom
A suite of digital resources including curriculum-focused videos, PowerPoints and quizzes, which are all available on GillExplore.ie
Free eBook of the textbook with embedded videos, weblinks and quizzes. See inside front cover for details. Adopting teachers also get access to free eBooks of the Skills Book and Teacher's Resource Book. Gill Education eBooks are accessible both online and offline.
THE ZEST FOR LIFE AUTHOR TEAM
UNA SHELLY teaches in Grange Post-Primary School in County Sligo, and is the author of Leaving Certificate textbook Modern Home Economics. She has over 30 years' experience and has examined at both Junior and Leaving Certificate level. She is also a local facilitator with the PDST.
MARGARET P. KINSELLA teaches in Bunclody Vocational College in Wexford, and is co-author of Leaving Certificate textbook, Living Today. She was a member of the Junior Cycle Home Economics Development Committee that drafted the new Specification.