Family and Consumer Science Exploration

  • Prerequisite Course(s): None
  • High School Credit = 1/2 credit per semester (Postsecondary credit = 0)
  • This course will be offered: every year
  • Pathway (Optional): Consumer Science
  • Career Cluster Area: Human Services
  • Source of Occupational Skills Standards: Alaska Family Consumer Science (AKFCS)
  • Eligibility for Nationally Recognized Skill Certificate(s)/State License? No
  • Tech Prep: No
  • Is this course brokered through another institution or agency? No
  • Course Description: Students are exposed to basic information and skill development in the areas of cooking, sewing, consumer skills, home management, and child development.
  • Content Headings/Topics
    • Foods
      • Nutrition
      • Food and Kitchen safety
      • Tools and equipment use
      • Manners and table setting
      • Basic food preparation skills
    • Sewing
      • Machine use, care, and safety
      • Cutting, marking, and measuring
      • Basic construction techniques
      • Clothing care and repair
    • Consumer Skills and Home Management
      • Influences on buying
      • Comparison shopping
      • Consumer rights and responsibilities
      • Designing space
      • Home safety and cleanliness
    • Child Development
      • Child’s play and safety
      • Caring for children
      • Explore careers and opportunities in family and consumer science
    • Interior Design and Housing
      • Elements of design
      • Historical influences on housing
      • Creating and presenting design
Performance Standards (Learner Outcomes)Specific Occupational Skills StandardsAlaska Reading, Writing, Math, Science Performance StandardsAlaska Content StandardsAlaska Employability StandardsAlaska Cultural StandardsAll Aspects of IndustryAssessments
1. Identify food pyramid groups and servings.AKFCS
D6Pre / Post Test
2. Describe and use food kitchen safety guidelines.AKFCS
B3 C3 D6Pre / Post Test
3. Identify kitchen tools and equipment and their uses.AKFCS
Pre / Post Test
4. Prepare and serve a meal using correct table settings and manners.R2.6C4PlanningLab Assignment
5. Read and follow recipes using correct measuring techniques.R2.6PlanningLab Assignment
6. Identify and use sewing equipment safely.A.6B3 C3 D6Pre / Post Test
7. Use sewing terms and directions to construct a simple project.R2.6C1D2PlanningLab Assignment
8. Demonstrate clothing care and repair techniques.C1D2PlanningLab Assignment
1. Identify influences on buying decisions and learn how to comparison-shop.AKFCS
B4Pre / Post Test
2. Identify design elements and explain their use.AKFCS
Oral Report
3. Discuss cleaning and safety strategies in a home.A.6B3 C3 D6Oral Report
1. Describe how and why play is important to children.A.7A3Pre / Post Test
2. List toys and games for children that develop creativity.W4.4A3Pre / Post Test
3. Explain how to prepare for babysitting.A1 B3Pre / Post Test
4. Describe how to care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.B3Pre / Post Test
5. Describe how to prevent common accidents and keep children safe.AKFCS B.2HLBA.6B3 C3 D6Pre / Post Test
1. Evaluate how events in America’s history and historical housing elements have influenced 20th century designs.FACS
R3.11 R4.11LA DE5 E6 E8PlanningPre / Post Test
2. Apply the design elements and principles to good design.FACS
LA DA4 A6TechnicalLab Assignment
3. Choose color schemes utilizing given criteria.FACS
Math EA4 A6TechnicalLab Assignment
4. Identify factors to consider when evaluating a floor plan.FACS
Tech EC3PlanningPre / Post Test

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