Family and Consumer Sciences is designed to provide students with the basic information and skills needed to function effectively within the family and within a changing, complex society. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to family, career, and community leadership in America. This course will also include discussions pertaining to family and individual health, relationships, arrangement of personal living space, wardrobe planning and selection, and garment care and construction. Students will learn about child care while focusing on how to select toys and age-appropriate play activities for children; health and safety procedures; nutrition and food selection; and meal planning, preparation, and service. The section on home management will discuss money management; the use of credit and banking services; consumer education; computer use at home, in school, and in the workplace; and career skills. Upon completion of this course, students will have developed basic life skills that promote a positive influence on the quality of life.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
the importance of recycling and its effects on the environment.
and explain savings accounts, checking accounts, investments, and
the advantages and disadvantages of having a credit card.
the factors affecting the availability of housing, including supply and demand,
market factors, geographical location, and community regulations.
the cost of living.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
acceptable solutions to various types of problems.
and comprehend the importance of time management.
the importance of teamwork in school, the workplace, and the family.
the ways in which technology has impacted the world.
family dynamics from the past to those of today.
the retirement stage in the family cycle.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
the importance of nutrients consumed in food.
the ways in which food is packaged.
various eating disorders.
the effects of high cholesterol and heart disease.
the different ways that food spoils.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
the theories and stages of child development.
the factors that contribute to a high-quality learning atmosphere.
the challenges students experience in school settings, and determine how
students can learn to become successful.
the ways in which storytelling impacts a child’s literacy development.
how writing can enhance literacy development in children.
how hobbies can impact one’s self-esteem, creativity, and confidence.
the fashion industry, how it has changed, and why.
course is textbook free.