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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES


EXPLORATORY WELLNESS

GRADE: 8
SEMESTERS: 9 Weeks
CREDIT: 0
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION
A required course in personal health and wellness. Students will explore the various areas of study in family and consumer sciences. Students will learn how to safely operate the microwave and prepare healthy snacks.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Wellness and food choices
2. Enjoying food
3. A world of diversity
4. The food supply
5. Nutrients & energy
6. Getting and using nutrients
7. Dietary guidelines
8. Food guide pyramid
9. Lifelong nutrition
10. Special health concerns

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
Students will demonstrate ability to:
1. Read and follow written directions
2. Work cooperatively with others
3. Follow safety rules and lab procedures


21ST CENTURY SKILLS - Strengthening Self & Family

GRADE: 9-10
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st and 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An introductory course of study in family and consumer sciences that is a prerequisite. This course is designed to help students explore all the areas of family and consumer sciences and the student organization FCCLA, Family Career and Community Leaders of America. Students will work individually and cooperatively in groups. Students across the state are now required to master CPR skills to graduate. That mandate was handed down by the Iowa Legislature as part of the Healthy Kids Act. The requirement is effective for the graduating class of 2012. After successfully completing the CPR training class, students have the opportunity to become certified but it is not part of the Legislature's graduation requirement.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Personality development
2. Health
3. Communication
4. Relationships with family & friends
5. Love and Marriage
6. Nurturing a Family Unit
7. Understanding Families
8. Handling Challenges and Crisis Situations
9. Managing and Caring for the Family
10. Current issues
11. Resource management
12. Careers
13. Getting started in the kitchen
14. CPR training – Adult, Child and Infant

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Analyze personal characteristics and their impact on interpersonal relationships
2. Demonstrate management of individual resources including food, clothing, shelter, health care, and recreation
3. Demonstrate management of financial resources to meet goals
4. Identify characteristics of the various stages of child development
5. Demonstrate the ability to acquire, handle, and use foods to meet nutritional and wellness needs of individual and family members across the life span
6. Analyze career paths in family and consumer science

HEALTH LITERACY
1. Demonstrate functional health literacy skills to obtain, interpret, and understand and use basic health concepts to enhance personal, family, and community health.
2. Synthesize interactive literacy and social skills to establish and monitor personal, family and community goals related to all aspects of health.
3. Apply critical literacy/thinking skills related to personal, family and community wellness.
4. Use media literacy skills to analyze media and other influences to effectively manage health risk situations and advocate for self and others.
5. Demonstrate behaviors that foster health, active lifestyles for individuals and the benefit of society.


FOOD & NUTRITION I

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st Semester
PREREQUISITE: : 21st Century Skills-Strengthening Families and Self

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Importance of Food
This course is the first in a sequence of courses focusing on food preparation skills. Emphasis will be placed on the preparation of healthy foods for the individual and family. Students will study and prepare foods from the food guide pyramid. A variety of individual and cooperative group activities will be used.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. How foods affect life
2. Nutritional needs
3. Making healthful choices
4. Nutrition through the life cycle
5. Safeguarding the family’s health
6. Career Opportunities
7. Kitchen & dining areas
8. Choosing kitchen appliances
9. Kitchen utensils
10. Planning meals
11. The smart consumer

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Demonstrate food safety and sanitation procedures
2. Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with others in planning, preparing, and service of food in a lab situation
3. Demonstrate ability to acquire, handle, and use foods to meet nutrition and wellness needs of individuals and families across the life span
4. Demonstrate selection, use, and maintenance of food production equipment
5. Analyze career paths within the food production and food services industries


FOOD & NUTRITION II

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: Food & Nutrition I - Grade B or higher

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Management of Food
This course is the second in a sequence of courses focusing on food preparation skills. Emphasis will be placed on the preparation of healthy foods for the individual and family. Students will study and prepare foods from the food guide pyramid. A variety of individual and cooperative group activities will be used.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Meat
2. Poultry
3. Fish & shellfish
4. Eggs
5. Dairy products
6. Fruits
7. Vegetables
8. Salads, casseroles & soups
9. Cereal products
10. Breads
11. Cakes, cookies, pies & candies
12. Parties, picnic & dining out
13. Preserving foods

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Demonstrate food safety and sanitation procedures
2. Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with others in planning, preparing, and service of food in a lab situation
3. Demonstrate ability to acquire, handle, and use foods to meet nutrition and wellness needs of individuals and families across the life span
4. Demonstrate selection, use, and maintenance of food production equipment
5. Analyze career paths within the food production and food services industries


PARENTING *

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: 21st Century Skills-Strengthening Families and Self

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Parenting is an introductory course in childcare and development. The course will focus upon three areas of parenting: caring for children, nurturing children, and guiding children. Students will be given be an opportunity to use the Baby-Think-It-Over (child care simulator).

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Parenting as a career
2. Parenting: a choice
3. Families
4. Effective Parenting
5. Planning a Family
6. Pregnancy
7. Prenatal care
8. Childbirth
9. New parents & baby
10 . Infants
11. Toddlers
12. Theories & guidelines
13. Health development
14. Family concerns/crisis
15. Careers

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Analyze roles and responsibilities of parenting
2. Evaluate parenting practices that maximize human growth and development
3. Evaluate external support systems that provide services for parents
4. Analyze physical and emotional factors related to beginning the parenting process

*Completion of both Parenting and Child Development I with a “B” or better will allow students to receive credit for high school coursework at any Iowa area college with an early child care program. Eligible students will receive a certificate for their student file. Contact counselor office and college office for additional information during your junior year or senior year before graduation.


CHILD DEVELOPMENT I*

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester - Alternate Years
PREREQUISITE: Parenting - Grade B or higher

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will help prepare students for a career in childcare or early education.
Students will develop a portfolio of activities for the toddler and preschool child. Opportunities will be given for student to plan activities for children in the preschool and primary classes.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. You: Working with young children
2. Types of early childhood programs
3. Observing children – a tool for assessment
4. Newborns and Infants
5. Toddlers
6. Understanding two and three year olds
7. Understanding four and five year olds
8. Middle Childhood
9. Preparing the environment
10. Selecting toys, equipment and educational materials
11. Promoting Children’s safety

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Analyze career paths within early childhood, education, and services
2. Analyze developmentally appropriate practices to plan for early childhood, education, and services
3. Demonstrate integration of curriculum and instruction to meet children’s developmental needs and interests

*Completion of both Parenting and Child Development I with a “B” or better will allow students to receive credit for high school coursework at any Iowa area college with an early child care program. Eligible students will receive a certificate for their student file. Contact counselor office and college office for additional information during your junior year or senior year before graduation.


CHILD DEVELOPMENT II*

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester - Alternate Years
PREREQUISITE: Child Development I - Grade B or higher

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will help prepare students for a career in childcare or early education.
Students will develop a portfolio. Opportunities will be given for student to plan activities for children in the preschool and primary classes.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Planning nutritious meals and snacks
2. Guiding children’s health
3. Developing guidance skills
4. Guidance problems
5. Establishing classroom rules
6. Handling daily routines
7. The curriculum
8. Guiding art, blockbuilding and sensory
experiences
9. Guiding storytelling experiences
10. Guiding play and puppetry experiences
11. Guiding manuscript writing experiences

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Analyze career paths within early childhood, education, and services
2. Analyze developmentally appropriate practices to plan for early childhood, education, and services
3. Demonstrate integration of curriculum and instruction to meet children’s developmental needs and interests


CHILD DEVELOPMENT III*

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester - Alternate Years
PREREQUISITE: Child Development II - Grade B or higher

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will help prepare students for a career in childcare or early education.
Students will develop a portfolio. Opportunities will be given for student to plan activities for children in the preschool and primary classes.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Guiding math experiences
2. Guiding food and nutrition experiences
3. Guiding music and movement experiences
4. Guiding field trip experiences
5. Programs for infants and toddlers
6. Programs for school-age children
7. Guiding children with special needs
8. Parent involvement
9. A career for you in childcare

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Analyze career paths within early childhood, education, and services
2. Analyze developmentally appropriate practices to plan for early childhood, education, and services
3. Demonstrate integration of curriculum and instruction to meet children’s developmental needs and interests


FAMILY LIFE & MONEY CENTS

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester - Alternate Years
PREREQUISITE: 21st Century Skills-Strengthening Families and Self

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A semester class open to all high school students designed to help students learn to handle money successfully. This course is designed to help students develop skills needed for life in today’s technological society. Class projects will require computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Analyze spending habits
2. Interpret a pay stub
3. Prepare a 1040EZ form
4. Develop a budget
5. Banking including checking and saving accounts
6. Renting an apartment
7. Car insurance
8. Credit and credit cards


CLOTHING TECHNOLOGY

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTER: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st Semester - Alternate Years
PREREQUISITE: 21st Century Skills-Strengthening Families and Self

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This elective course is designed to help students understand the role of clothing in their lives. First quarter will focus upon individual clothing selection to enhance personal appearance, fashion and design, and maintenance. The second quarter will focus upon the use of technology in the construction of sewing projects. Students will be required to prepare a portfolio of project samples and complete a sewing project of their choosing. Students are responsible to purchase all materials needed to complete their project.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Fashion and fashion designers 7. Crafts & leisure sewing
2. Wardrobe planning and selection 8. Color selections
3. Clothing maintenance
4. Fibers and Fabrics
5. Hand sewing skills
6. Clothing construction techniques

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Analyze career paths within the textile and apparel design industry
2. Evaluate fiber and textile materials
3. Demonstrate apparel and textile design skills
4. Demonstrate skills needed to produce, alter, or repair textile products and apparel
5. Evaluate elements of textile and apparel merchandising


HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester - Alternate Years
PREREQUISITE: 21st Century Skills-Strengthening Families and Self

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Housing is designed to enhance the skills of students who are interested in interior design as a career or hobby. This course will give students a basic knowledge of interior design and selection of home furnishing and accessories. Opportunities will be given to students to use computer technology to arrange home furnishings.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. House design analysis
2. Selection and acquisition of housing
3. Designing interior backgrounds
4. Furniture styles and selection
5. Applying principles and elements of interior design
6. Safety and home maintenance
7. Completing individual portfolios

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Analyze career paths within housing, interiors, and furnishing industry
2. Evaluate housing decisions in relation to available resources and options
3. Evaluate the use of housing and interior furnishings and products in meeting specific design needs
4. Demonstrate computer-aided drafting design, blueprint reading, and space planning skills required for the housing, interior, and furnishing industry
5. Analyze influences on architectural and furniture design and development
6. Evaluate client’s needs, goals, and resources in creating design plans for housing, interiors, and furnishings
7. Demonstrate design ideas through visual presentation


FACS AIDE

GRADE: 12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: ½
OFFERED: 1st and/or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Assist middle school grade students in the food labs, with sewing projects and other classroom projects. Learn more about a teaching career.

REQUIREMENTS:
1. Daily attendance
2. Ability to work with students of varying abilities
3. Good attitude

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