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Family and Consumer Science

Career Day November 2014


6th Grade:


This class provides a foundation for managing individual, family, career, and community roles and responsibilities. In FACS Exploratory I, students focus on areas of individual growth such as personal goal achievement, responsibilities within the family, and accountability for personal safety and health. They also explore and practice financial management, clothing maintenance, food preparation, positive and caring relationships with others, and self-assessment as related to career exploration. Students apply problem-solving and leadership skills as they progress through the course. Mathematics, science, English, social sciences, fine arts, and technology are integrated throughout the course.


7th Grade:

This class is one of the middle school courses that provides a foundation for managing individual, family, work, and community roles and responsibilities. In FACS Exploratory II, students focus on their individual development as well as their relationships and roles within the family unit. They learn how to maintain their living and personal environments and to use nutrition and wellness practices. Students also apply consumer and family resources, develop textile, fashion, and apparel concepts, and explore careers related to Family and Consumer Sciences. Time is also provided for developing early childhood education concepts and leadership skills.


8th Grade:

This class is one of the middle school Family and Consumer Sciences courses that provides a foundation for managing individual, family, career, and community roles and responsibilities. In FACS III, students focus on their individual roles in the community as well as how the community influences individual development. Students develop change-management and conflict-resolution skills and examine how global concerns affect communities. In addition, students enhance their knowledge of nutrition and wellness practices and learn how to maximize consumer and family resources.

The course helps students apply textile, fashion, and apparel concepts to their daily lives and provides background on the stages of early childhood development as related to childcare. Time is provided for exploring careers in the Family and Consumer Sciences career cluster and developing job-search skills. In addition, students increase their leadership abilities and explore how volunteerism aids communities. Mathematics, science, language, social sciences, and technology are integrated throughout the course.