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Family & Consumer Life Science grades 6-9

This program teaches the science of life and living, emphasizing skills that prepare students to be successful in their personal and professional lives.

 

 

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  • Available in 16 Curriculum Areas
  • Customizable Content
  • Flexible 10 Day Schedule
  • Hands-on Projects
  • Two Person Teams
  • Available on Any Device, Any Time
  • Career Exploration
  • Promotes Social and Emotional Development

"Students figure out they love something or they hate something. They'll be able to say 'Wow! I love that! I might consider that pathway for high school.' Then hopefully they connect that pathway to a possible major, if they choose education beyond the high school, and that major can influence their career."

"Now they have actual hands-on experiences, so that admissions essay for college becomes so much more powerful, and that job interview becomes so much more impressive. They're going to be getting the higher rate of pay because they probably earned certifications through the exposure at such an early level."

  - Kathleen Boyd
    Coordinator CTE/ROP/STEM/Career Pathways
    Orange USD

 

"It’s a lot of application. With the critical thinking, they work together to resolve issues and that gives them more responsibility for learning, to really push and to become ready for high school, college and career."

  - Dr. Randy Martinez
    Principal
    Granada East MS

 

Curriculum Options

Apparel Merchandising

Apparel Merchandising

Trends • textiles • croquis sketching • fashion design • merchandising • window display • riveting fabric • sewing • line stitching • tools • shopping bag construction • entrepreneurship

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Banking & Credit Services

Banking & Credit Services

Loans • savings • checking • reconciling • commercial vs. consumer credit • credit pros & cons • goals • budgeting • gross vs. net • living expenses & smart shopping • insurance

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Caregiving

Caregiving

Growth & development • heredity • environmental influences • cultural & global children • child development careers • storytelling • choke testing • disabilities exploration • babysitting

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Consumer Services

Consumer Services

Advertising & media • relevant vs. irrelevant • target advertising • product positioning • rights & responsibilities • brand • promotion • laws • labels • warnings • guarantees & warranties

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Facility Maintenance

Facility Maintenance

Home safety & energy conservation • safety symbols • home repairs • smoke detector testing • disaster preparedness • watts & amps • basic tools & uses • sketching • scale drawings

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Family & Friends

Family & Friends

Relationships • communication & decision-making • role playing • peer pressure strategies • active listening • conflict resolution • safety • anger management • dating violence awareness

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Fashion & Textiles

Fashion & Textiles

Fashion cycles • conformity vs. individuality • croquis sketching • natural vs. synthetic • weaves • thread count • laundry • flammability & durability • design • sewing • consumer rights

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Food Science & Nutrition

Food Science & Nutrition

Food technology • labeling • nutrition • caffeine • breakfast • chemical reaction • scientific method • ratios • chemical leavening agents • microwavable cakes • baking pretzel twists

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Global Travel

Global Travel

Time zones • longitude & latitude • reading maps • calculating & measuring distances • itineraries • transportation systems • vacation planning • US regions • vacation expenses & budgeting

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Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism

Customer service • employee relationships • lodging amenities • conflict resolution skills • phone etiquette • food & beverage • tourism • recreation • event planning • establishing time

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Interior Design

Interior Design

Design elements • plaid designs • concept walls • the design process • blueprint reading • scale drawings • measuring • color matching • CAD systems

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Math in the Kitchen

Math in the Kitchen

Tools & safety • food preparation • measuring • apple pastries • food costs • food service jobs • food etiquette 101 • table setting • garnishing foods • handling cash transactions • calculating tips

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Nutrition & Wellness

Nutrition & Wellness

Heart rate & endurance • goal setting • smoothies & sports drinks • growth charts • BMI • calories • MyPlate • osteoporosis • disease prevention • dietary goals • recipes • fast food facts

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Parenting

Parenting

Caregiving • computerized dolls • childcare • safety • babysitting • emergency information cards • smoke detector testing • discipline vs. punishment • developmental milestones • resumes

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Science in the Kitchen

Science in the Kitchen

Personal hygiene • bacteria • food safety • boiling point experiments • solutions & emulsions • microwave use • conventional vs. convection ovens • E.coli prevention • menus

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The Global Family

The Global Family

Development • self-identity & self-esteem • eating disorders • goals • role models • hero search • character traits • global families • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs • diversity • birth order

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