Family & Consumer Science prepares students with a variety of skills for independent or family living. Topics covered include child care, home maintenance, food preparation, money management, medical management, clothing care, and more. They also focus on household, personal, and consumer health and safety. In addition, students learn goal setting and decision-making skills, as well as explore possible career options.
Units & Tasks
This course is divided into the following Units and Sections.
- Course Introduction
- Unit 1: Relationships & Childcare
- 1 Decision Making Skills
- 2 Healthy Relationships & Communication
- 3 Childcare
- Unit 2: Consumer Science Skills
- 1 Food Preparation
- 2 Clothing Textiles
- 3 Living Environment & Design
- Unit 3: Consumer Health
- 1 Money Management
- 2 Medical Management
- 3 Consumer Health
- Unit 4: Health & Safety
- 1 Healthy Families
- 2 Household Safety
- 3 Emergency Preparedness
- Unit 5: House & Careers
- 1 Buying vs Renting
- 2 Home & Car Maintenance
- 3 Consumer Science Careers
Within each section students will find the following tasks to view or complete:
- Section Checklist—an outline of tasks for each section
- Lesson—multimedia lessons about the section topic
- Field Trip—links to online sites and articles with additional information
- Reflection*—a journal reflecting on material learned
- Discussion*—asynchronous class discussion about an assigned topic
- Assignment*—section assignment
- Vocab Check—flash-card activity to aid with vocabulary comprehension
- Quiz*—assessment of lesson comprehension
The items noted with an asterisk above are those that must be submitted for a grade.
A unit exam will be found at the end of every unit, as well as a comprehensive final exam at the end of the course.
There are 16 sections in this course. Each section is designed to be completed in about one week’s time. However, students may take more or less time as needed. A recommended pacing guide is provided within the course.
Parent & Teacher Guides
Parent and teacher guides available.
There are no required materials for this course.
An internet connection and computer or tablet hardware is required. Software requirements include a PDF reader, word-processing application (such as Word), MP4/video player, and Flash player (optional). Free downloadable software is available for each of these.