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Family & Consumer Sciences

Family & Consumer Sciences

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

Course Credits: 0.5

Course Price: $250.00


Course Details:

Family and Consumer Science

This course prepares students with a variety of skills for independent or family living. Topics covered include childcare, home maintenance, food preparation, money management, medical management, clothing care, and more. They also focus on household, personal, and consumer health and safety. In addition, students learn goal setting and decision-making skills, as well as explore possible career options.

Required Materials:

Technical Requirements

A PDF reader and a word-processing program are required for this course. It is also recommended that you have either a Flash player or MP4 player.

  • Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader
  • QuickTime MP4 Player
  • Word Processing Programs:
  • Microsoft Word
  • Open Office

Syllabus:

Unit 1: Relationships & Childcare

  • 1 Decision Making Skills

In this section you will be learning about decision making skills. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Analyze the stages of change model and explain its importance
  • Apply the decision making model to your life
  • Compose personal goals by using the action plan model
  • Analyze strengths and weaknesses of personal decision making skills
  • 2 Healthy Relationships & Communication

In this section you will be learning about healthy relationships and communications. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate effective communication by utilizing proper speaking skills, listening skills, and body language
  • Integrate correct conflict resolution techniques into one’s life
  • Identify the characteristics that make a relationship healthy
  • Change statements to demonstrate positive communication skills
  • 3 Childcare

              In this section you will be learning about childcare. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of babysitting safety skills
  • Recognize skills that should be developed prior to accepting a babysitting job
  • List safety precautions parents can take in cars, around water, and at home
  • Evaluate whether their home contains potential safety risks for children
  • Evaluate articles about babysitting and identify newly learned information

            

Unit 2: Consumer Science Skills

  • 1 Food Preparation

In this section you will be learning about food preparation. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Determine the elements of a proper diet
  • Classify food primarily as carbohydrates, proteins, or fats
  • Summarize the four main food safety techniques
  • Prepare meals using healthier techniques and substitutions
  • Create a meal plan for the week and list the needed ingredients
  • 2 Clothing Textiles

In this section you will be learning about clothing textiles. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss basic fashion design concepts
  • Apply fashion design concepts when picking an outfit to wear
  • Discuss different types of fabrics
  • Choose appropriate types of fabric for making clothing
  • Demonstrate the proper way to sort and wash clothing
  • Apply stain treatment techniques
  • Identify various types of clothing stains and how they can be removed
  • 3 Living Environment & Design

             In this section you will be learning about living environment and design. By the end of this

             section you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss basic interior design principles
  • Apply interior design principles to arrange and decorate a room
  • Discuss organization strategies
  • Organize personal belongings
  • Discuss the importance of regular, frequent cleaning
  • List responsibilities that families share to keep a clean living space
  • Create cleaning and organizational goals and describe a plan to complete them

Unit 3: Consumer Health

  • 1 Money Management

In this section you will be learning about money management. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify basic economic principles
  • Describe what a checking account is and how it works
  • Identify what credit is and how to obtain a good credit history
  • Create a personal financial budget
  • Distinguish between wants and needs
  • 2 Medical Management

In this section you will be learning about medical management. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Differentiate between different types of health insurance
  • Understand the components of health insurance and how they work
  • Understand how to respond in emergencies
  • Create a brochure that demonstrates good communication with your doctor
  • 3 Consumer Health

In this section you will be learning about consumer health. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Assess whether health information is valid and from a credible source
  • Recognize when you have received a good deal on a purchase
  • Minimize your risk of becoming a victim of fraud
  • Identify how the FTC, BBB, and FDA provide safety to consumers
  • Research and identify the mission and goals of several credible health agencies

Unit 4: Health & Safety 

  • 1 Healthy Families

In this section you will be learning about healthy families. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain healthy hygiene practices and their importance to avoiding illness
  • Discuss each area involved in physical wellness
  • Assess the benefits of staying physically fit
  • Design a poster to identify and explain a healthy habit
  • 2 Household Safety

In this section you will be learning about household safety. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Determine risk factors of specific safety scenarios, predict possible outcomes, and report how to avoid danger
  • Examine an accident and analyze the accident chain
  • Identify precautions to avoid becoming a victim of violence
  • Identify potential hazards in your home and how to avoid injury
  • Describe personal safety skills that should be developed
  • Apply personal safety skills
  • Determine safe actions to maintain personal safety
  • Identify and evaluate the safety of your own household
  • 3 Emergency Preparedness

In this section you will be learning about emergency preparedness. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify three ways to be better prepared for emergencies
  • Compare and contrast the differences and similarities between prevention and mitigation
  • Identify three types of emergencies and give examples of each
  • Recall the steps for performing CPR
  • Recite what C-A-B stands for (Compressions, Airway, Breathing)
  • Differentiate between adult, child, and infant CPR
  • Identify a disaster that may occur in your area and what needs to be done to be prepared
  • Create a brochure that outlines CPR basics

Unit 5: House & Careers

  • 1 Buying vs Renting

In this section you will be learning about buying vs renting. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the advantages of renting vs. buying
  • Evaluate whether a family might benefit more from renting or buying
  • Describe the role of a realtor
  • Explain mortgages
  • Act out the home buying process
  • Compare and evaluate the pros and cons of renting vs buying a home
  • 2 Home & Car Maintenance

In this section you will be learning about home and car maintenance. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the responsibilities associated with home maintenance
  • Perform tasks required for home maintenance
  • Discuss the responsibilities of car ownership
  • Locate resources to learn how to perform car maintenance work
  • Complete a home or car maintenance task and evaluate the experience
  • 3 Consumer Science Careers

In this section you will be learning about consumer science careers. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the tasks performed by dietitians
  • Describe the requirements to become a dietitian
  • Discuss the responsibilities of childcare providers
  • Analyze the advantages and challenges of childcare workers and stay at home parents
  • Discuss the requirements to become a fashion or interior designer
  • Describe the skills and responsibilities of fashion and interior designers
  • Identify and compare resources that provide support and education for parents

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education
 
NMSDC
MWBE