Family & Consumer Science

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT     COURSE NUMBER: 1800                              

Academic     Grades 10-12

Semester – .5 Credit

Class Description

Teenagers learn many important things from studying about children.  Evaluating the developmental stages of childhood helps teens to better understand themselves.  It also helps them to recognize the many factors that can improve the quality of family life and help them to gain an understanding and appreciation for their own families.  In this course you will become aware of the responsibilities of parenthood and analyze how to make wise decisions pertaining to your own family and future. You will investigate the different types of families, effective parenting skills, how to guide children’s behavior, teen pregnancy, issues of child abuse, prenatal development, birth and the newborn, as well as careers in Child Development. Studying about children can help you to become a better caregiver and prepare you for the many choices that you will be faced with throughout and beyond high school.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 5: Cultural/Civic Awareness and Personal Responsibility: C. Personal Responsibility

Expectation 2: Communication:  A. Interactive Communication

Expectation 4: Innovative Thinking

 

INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS     COURSE NUMBER: 1801                              

Academic     Grades 11-12

Semester – .5 Credit

Class Description

Teenagers are faced with many choices as they become older and more independent. They begin to make many life altering decisions that can affect their life in a variety of ways. Soon you will be out on your own. This course will enlighten you to the importance of making healthy life choices that help you to improve the quality of your future.  You will gain experience in decision making and goal planning. In this course, you will analyze the areas of relationship skills, personal well-being, financial and consumer skills, health and wellness choices and career decisions. It will teach you how to use your resources in combination with decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving and management skills.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 5: Cultural/Civic Awareness and Personal Responsibility: C. Personal Responsibility

Expectation 2: Communication:  A. Interactive Communication

Expectation 4: Innovative Thinking

 

 

FOOD & NUTRITION I     COURSE NUMBER: 1802                              

Academic     Grades 9-12

Semester – .5 Credit

Class Description

Notice that the title of this course is Food AND Nutrition. That means there is a lot more about food that you will learn in this class besides just cooking. Food has a major effect on how you feel about yourself and can control many aspects of your life. You need to be able to make wise food choices and become experienced in planning and preparing basic food items. That is exactly what you will be doing in this class; exploring the many facets of the food industry, experience a variety of food preparation techniques and discover how to make wise food choices that will enhance the quality of your life. You will also learn how to formulate your own individual dietary needs.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 5: Cultural/Civic Awareness and Personal Responsibility: C. Personal Responsibility

Expectation 2: Communication:  A. Interactive Communication

Expectation 4: Innovative Thinking

 

FOOD & NUTRITION II     COURSE NUMBER: 1803                              

Academic     Grade 12

Semester – .5 Credit

Class Description

This course is a continuation of the exploration of Food & Nutrition I. We will concentrate on preparing more varied food items, complete meal planning and preparation, shopping for food, utilizing more advanced equipment and analyzing careers in the Food Industry. Students will be expected to research various related topics, plan work schedules, create time charts, produce market orders as well as demonstrate their skills to the class. Students will be allowed to use their own creativity to generate individual projects.

Prerequisites:  At least a B average in Foods & Nutrition I and permission of instructor. (Class size is limited to 10.)

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 5: Cultural/Civic Awareness and Personal Responsibility: C. Personal Responsibility

Expectation 2: Communication:  A. Interactive Communication, Expectation 4: Innovative Thinking