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Family And Consumer Science: Diane Martorana    FACS 7 & FACS 8

 

Family and Consumer Science  Grade 7  & Grade 8   teach students to apply critical thinking skills through a hands-on approach.  Activities prepare students for taking on responsibilities at home and in daily life.

 

 “Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I    understand.”  - Anonymous 

 

Course Title:   Family and Consumer Science 7

 Description:   Family and Consumer Science 7 is an 18-week exploratory program which provides a contemporary approach to the development of skills that are critical to everyday life.

 Main Topics: 

*   Managing work and family responsibilities for the well being of self and others

*   Applying problem-solving processes

*   Relating to others in positive, caring ways

*   Assuming leadership roles as a responsible family member and a citizen in a

        global community

*   Exploring individual development

*   Exploring family development

*   Exploring careers

*   Practicing employability skills

*   Exploring workplace readiness skills

 

Course Title:  Family and Consumer Science 8 

DESCRIPTION: Family and Consumer Sciences 8 is a thirty-six week program which provides a contemporary approach to the development of skills that are critical to everyday life. The curriculum helps prepare students for taking on responsibilities in their lives. Students will have the opportunity to explore concepts and practice skills related to nutrition, entrepreneurship, child care, consumerism, personal grooming, money management, food science, career interests, environmental issues and many more. Student will have the opportunity to join Future Career and Community Leaders of America, the student organization for Family and Consumer Sciences. Instruction in Work and Family Studies incorporates and reinforces Virginia Standards of Learning.

MAIN TOPICS: Managing work and family responsibilities for the well being of self and others

Applying problem-solving processes to individual

Relating to others in positive, caring ways

Assuming leadership roles as a responsible family member and a citizen in a global community

Exploring individual development

Exploring family development

Exploring resource management

Exploring Careers

Practicing employability skills

Exploring workplace readiness skills