# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services I Task 167906178

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the effects of power and authority in work, community, and family settings.


Description should include
  • defining power and authority
  • citing examples of situations in which power is exercised and by whom in work, community, and family settings
  • citing examples of positive and negative uses of power and authority in work, community, and family settings.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are examples of power and authority in an extended family structure?
  • What are examples of power and authority in a nuclear family structure?
  • How is power and authority evident in the workplace?
  • What are some examples of ways in which power and authority are communicated in the workplace, the family unit, and the community?
  • What are the most effective ways of communicating authority?
  • What are examples of leadership in the community?
  • What kind of training fosters effective leaders?
  • How does time management affect power and authority?
  • How do effective leaders build power and authority among employees?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Balancing Family and Career




Families Today


Meet the Challenge


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The Real You


The Resilient You




FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

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Illustrated Talk


Interpersonal Communications


National Programs in Action


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


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