Junior High FACS--Life Skills
This course focuses on:
The goal of the Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences class is to provide students with the opportunity to learn useful and necessary life and job skills and apply these skills to activities in and outside of the classroom. These skills will help the students with problem solving, making responsible choices, enhanced critical thinking skills and leadership skills. We will also cover family forms and functions, child development, family finances and consumer awareness along with basic kitchen skills (nutrition and wellness), basic clothing construction skills, and housing and home furnishings (interior design).
FACS in Colorado:
Our students today are the future leaders and members of tomorrow families, workplaces, and communities. Essential preparation for success includes acquisition of leadership, problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, communication, computer, and mathematic sills. The Colorado Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Core courses focus on providing students foundational knowledge needed to be a productive member of society, including leadership, teamwork and communication. Family and Consumer Sciences courses are solidly linked to the Colorado Academic Standards (mathematics, reading and writing, and science) and the Colorado General Workplace Competencies.
The goal of this class is to provide students with the opportunity to learn useful and necessary life and job skills and apply these skills to activities in and outside of the classroom. These skills will help the students with problem solving, making responsible choices, enhanced critical thinking skills and leadership skills. We will also cover family forms and functions, child development, family finances and consumer awareness along with basic kitchen skills and clothing construction skills. There are two underlying themes throughout the year. Students will practice and document leadership skills and organizational skills as we work our way through our lessons.
National Standards will be followed in these topic areas:
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
NUTRITION AND WELLNESS
CULINARY ARTS/FOOD PRODUCTION
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, AND RECREATION
WORLD OF WORK
Clothing construction projects will include fabric identification, laundry care, and the construction of a locker pocket caddy and pillow letters. Foods and nutrition projects will include equipment identification and use, measurement techniques and terms, cooking and baking terms, appliances identification and use, kitchen safety and sanitation, etc. Housing and Home Furnishings projects will include the use of technology to create 2-D and 3-D home designs and room layouts as well as the creation of a room model (i.e.—shoebox bedroom activity). Other projects will also be included in the year’s plan for all other topics listed above.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) projects will also be highlighted in this year’s curriculum as a means of educating the total student about the relationship of these subjects to Family and Consumer Sciences. A variety of activities will be completed throughout the school year to complete the requirements of this program including labs creating lip balm, soap, bath bombs, perfume, rainbow bath, bath scrub, crystal spa, lava lip, and crystal jewelry. A sewable technology electronics kit will also be utilized to create wearable technology. The participation in a national quilt block challenge will feature the incorporation of art and math with the FACS program.