Family and Consumer Sciences Education
CIMC supports instructors and programs in Family and Consumer Sciences Education by providing a variety of instructional materials, ranging from career exploration to occupational preparation. Some of our related resources are featured below, and many more can be found in our online catalog. For more information, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by e-mail.
FACS Basics: Building Skills to Last a Lifetime
FACS Basics: Building Skills to Last a Lifetime provides students with basic information and skills needed to function within the family and an ever-changing, complex society. Students develop competencies in the areas of nutrition and wellness, physical and emotional development, food science, housing and interior design, early childhood, textiles, interpersonal relationships, and career exploration. Presented in a full-color format with review questions, hands-on activities, and fun “Did You Know” features, FACS Basics helps students gain basic life skills that promote a positive influence upon their quality of life.
- Personality, Dating and Close Relationships
- Communication and Conflict Resolution
- Physical Development
- Strengthening Families
- Caring for Children
- Applying Principles of Design
- Sewing Basics
- Choosing and Caring for Clothing
- Promoting Good Health
- Kitchen Equipment
- Kitchen Safety and Sanitation
- Using a Recipe
- Planning and Serving Meals
- Fruits, Vegetables, and Grains
- Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese
- Exploring Careers
We are offering unit 2, "Communication and Conflict Resolution," as a free sample for you to download.
"Did You Know" PowerPoints for FACS
What is "cheddaring?" Where does saffron come from? What household appliance uses the most energy? These free PowerPoints are full of fun and interesting facts related to Family and Consumer Sciences courses. The shows are set to run automatically and loop continuously.
"Did You Know" for FACS, #1 (PowerPoint 93-97 file, 5.9 MB)
"Did You Know" for FACS, #2 (PowerPoint 93-97 file, 3.73 MB)
Our Tween Life curriculum offers practical life skills for 6th and 7th graders. This full-color curriculum includes unit review questions, key terms and definitions, suggested websites, and ideas for teacher activities.
The written test is available in a variety of formats for printing or customization. A teacher resource CD with activities and resources (including writing prompts and other Common Core activities) and links to additional resources is also available.
- Ethics, Leadership, and Citizenship
- Goals, Decisions, and Problem-Solving
- Personality, Self-Esteem, and Emotions
- Physical Development and Reproductive Health
- Learning to Cook
- Grooming and Clothing
- Managing Money
- Taking Care of Children
- Keeping Yourself Safe
- Living Green
- Taking Charge of Your Personal Space
We are offering unit 14, "Careers," as a free sample for you to download.
Surviving and Thriving
Surviving and Thriving prepares high school students for adulthood by giving them the skills and knowledge they need to transition into college, other job training, or a career.
The full-color student edition includes “Knowledge Check,” “Career Spotlight,” and “Living Green” features in each unit. The teacher edition is done in a wrap-around format with plenty of suggested activities. The teacher resource CD includes all consumable student pages to print as needed, Powerpoint® presentations, tests in Word® and text formats, crossword puzzles, and more.
- Communication Skills
- Understanding Self
- Making Decisions
- Leisure Activities
- Personal Safety
- Understanding Grief and Loss of Life
- Choosing Food for Good Health
- Preparing Food
We are offering unit 3, "Making Decisions," as a free sample to download.
Personal Financial Literacy
Many states (including Oklahoma) are mandating financial literacy as a graduation requirement. This curriculum includes all 14 areas of instruction outlined in
Personal Financial Literacy will assist teachers in providing students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage their personal finances. The objectives and learning activities are based on real-world situations, and will help build a foundation for making informed and successful personal financial decisions.
The Student Guide and Teacher Edition are printed in full color. A Teacher Resource CD is also available, which includes printable versions of all student consumables, PowerPoints®, written tests in Word® and rich text formats (for use with ExamView®), vocabulary puzzles, and more.
We are offering unit 5, "Saving and Investing," as a free sample for you to download.
Early Care and Education: Pathway to Your National Credential
Pathway to Your National Credential replaces our Early Education: Pathway to CDA curriculum. This revised title addresses changes made to the national credentialing process for 2013, and includes reflective writing to increase the knowledge base. This curriculum provides 150 hours of high-quality training for students who want to purse the national credential of Child Development Associate, or CDA. Pathway to Your National Credential is endorsed by Oklahoma Child Care Services, meets the Early Learning Guidelines for Master Teachers, and is aligned to the following:
- Council for Professional Recognition
- National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) Commission
- Oklahoma Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners
- Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines
- Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD) licensing regulations
- Providing for Children's Safety
- Providing for Children's Health
- Providing an Environment for Learning
- Child Growth and Development
- Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practice
- Guiding Children
- Involving Families and the Community
- Program Planning and Record Keeping
- Developing as an Early Education Professional
- Putting it All Together
We are offering a sample that includes the supplements for units 1 and 2, as well as a crosswalk to the CDA competency standards.