# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services II Task 1081124202

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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


Analysis should include
  1. defining power and authority
  2. citing examples of positive and negative uses of power and authority in work, community, and family settings.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How can power be both positive and negative?
  • What are the consequences when power and authority are used in positive or negative ways at work or in the family?
  • How are power and authority in work and community different from power and authority in the family?
  • How can communication skills help one use or respond to power in positive ways?
  • How does it feel to experience power used in positive ways and in negative ways?
  • How can one communicate feelings to authority figures?
  • What ethical standards might guide the use of power and authority?
  • What is the relationship between one's power and one's responsibility to others?
  • How can any person gain power and authority?
  • How does one analyze the implications of power and authority in the family or in the workplace?
  • What are the steps that someone should take when he/she is in a situation where power and authority are abused?
  • What strategies might help a professional exercise power and authority in positive ways?

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, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. 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.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

A Better You


Balancing Family and Career




Families Today


Family Ties


Meet the Challenge


Parent Practice








The Real You


The Resilient You


Working on Working




National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Analyze the effects of social, economic, and technological changes on work and family dynamics.