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MS Family Consumer Science


Middle School FACS Class-7th Grade

Standards & Benchmarks

Course Standard (underlined for emphasis)

A. Understand the family as the basic unit of society and skills related to careers in family services

B. Understand the impact of the family on the well-being of individuals and society

C. Understand the importance of becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community, and work settings with decision making

D.  Demonstrate respectful and caring relationships in the family, with peers and in the community

 

Course Benchmarks

  1. Understands the importance of developing a positive self concept and body image
  2. Knows how to form healthy relationships with peers and family members in the home, school and community
  3. Knows how personal decisions are affected by family, culture, and society
  4. Understands the impact of positive family relationships and family strengths on personal development and effectiveness in other settings
  5. Understands the functions of the family and knows the rights, responsibilities, and expectations of different members
  6. Knows crisis situations and types of family problems that may affect families
  7. Knows communication and conflict resolution skills that enhance family living
  8. Knows how to set goals to meet life choices

 

 

Course Standard (underlined for emphasis)

E. Understand how knowledge, skills, and careers related to consumer and resources management affect the well-being of the individuals, families, and society

 

Course Benchmarks

1.     Understand the importance of money and time management

2.     Understands how to distinguish between needs and wants

  1. Knows how to set goals for spending and saving with budgeting skills
  2. Knows the rights and responsibilities of a consumer
  3. Understands the relationship between advertising, product, and price
  4. Knows sanitation procedures that are used to maintain a clean and safe environment

 

Course Standard (underlined for emphasis)

F. Understand how knowledge, skills, and careers related to nutrition, food, and wellness affect the well-being of individuals, families, and society

 

Course Benchmarks

  1. Understands basic nutritional guidelines and how nutrition is affected by food preparation
  2. Understands the impact of food choices on overall health and wellness
  3.  Uses criteria to evaluate sources of nutritional information (e.g. food labels, nutritional labels, and advertising)
  4. Understands recipe directions in food preparation
  5. Knows safety and sanitation techniques to be practiced in food handling and use of equipment
  6. Knows skills used in selecting, using and maintaining food production equipment and tools
  7. Selects, prepares, and serves nutritious and aesthetically pleasing foods
  8. Knows meal preparation techniques and basic manners
  9. Knows cost-effective practices for food purchasing
  10. Understands how to use time management in food selection and preparation

 

 

 

Course Standard (underlined for emphasis)

 G.  Understand how knowledge, skills, and careers related to child development affect the well-being of individuals, families, and society

 

Course Benchmarks

  1. Understands puberty and how the body develops
  2. Knows the outcomes of personal decisions involving the body
  3. Understands the impact of decisions on the human body such as teen pregnancy and STDs
  4. Understands how abstinence can help in making personal decisions
  5. Understands the responsibilities of parenting and knows factors affecting the decisions to parent
  6. Understands how personal decisions may affect prenatal development
  7. Understands the components of good babysitting
  8. Knows nurturing practices that support human growth and development and factors influencing the child/parent relationship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Standard (underlined for emphasis)

H.  Knows how housing decision impact the individual, family unit and environment

I.   Understand how knowledge, skills, and careers related to housing and environment affect individuals, families, and society

 

 

Course Benchmarks

  1. Understands the importance of cleanliness, organization, safety, and maintenance of the household environment
  2. Analyze techniques used to organize and decorate space in the home to ensure a safe environment for self and others and to provide for the needs of various family members
  3. Identifies techniques (e.g., the use of appropriate products and equipment) used for the routine care of the home

 

 

 

Course Standard (underlined for emphasis)

J. Understand how knowledge, skills, and careers related to clothing and textiles affect the well-being of individuals, families, and society

 

Course Benchmarks

  1. Knows skills to be used in clothing maintenance, repair, and/or construction
  2. Uses basic skills in operating a sewing machine and other equipment
  3. Understands consumer rights and responsibilities as they relate to clothing purchases, and know sources of consumer information regarding clothing and textile information
  4. Knows the safety procedures in the construction of a small project

 

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