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Family & Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences I
Family and Consumer Sciences I is designed to provide students with basic information and skills needed to function effectively within the family and within a changing, complex society. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to: relationships;
arrangement of personal living space; wardrobe planning and selection; garment care and construction;
health and safety procedures related to child care; family and individual health; nutrition and food selection; meal planning, preparation, and service; money management; consumer education; and career skills. Upon completion of this course, the student will have developed basic life skills that promote a
positive influence on the quality of life. Student leadership through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is an integral part of this course.
Mary Jane Grayson
-Select guidelines for responsible early care.
-Identify ways to enhance children’s play activities.
-Evaluate children’s entertainment for appropriateness.
-Match childhood accidents with preventive measures.
-Analyze safety hazards in the home.
-Determine first-aid responses.
-Distinguish between responsibilities of parents and the early care provider.
-Determine first aid treatments for kitchen accidents.
-Distinguish between different types of fires and proper extinguishing methods.
-Demonstrate how to use a fire blanket and a fire extinguisher.
-Identify sanitary practices that should be followed in food preparation.
-Identify food-borne illnesses and their causes.
-Recognize ways to prevent various types of food contamination.
-Identify factors that contribute to good health.
-Identify reasons why the body needs food.
-Distinguish between the major classes of nutrients.
-Analyze a food label.
-Create a personal calorie guide.
-Select guidelines for operation and care of kitchen equipment.
-Compare kitchen equipment choices.
-Match various kitchen utensils and tools with their appropriate uses.
-Associate mixing, cutting, and cooking techniques with their correct descriptions.
-Evaluate standard recipe and industry recipe formats.
-Convert recipes by increasing or decreasing the amounts of ingredients.
-Identify measurement equivalents.
-Identify the information required on a time-work plan using mise en place.
-Identify factors to consider in meal planning.
-Evaluate variety in menus.
-Design menus to meet nutritional needs.
-Demonstrate eating etiquette.
-Select place settings for meals.
-Arrange a basic table setting.
-Determine dietary considerations in eating grain products.
-Identify guidelines for cooking cereal, rice, and pasta.
-Prepare a quick bread, cereal, or pasta product. (Job Sheet)
-Identify dietary considerations concerning milk products.
-Prepare a recipe using a milk product
-Determine dietary considerations in eating eggs.
-Prepare an egg recipe.
-Recall guidelines that promote success in human relations.
-Identify forms of abuse and harassment.
-Examine personal and emotional needs.
-Identify the types of adolescent physical changes.
-Identify facts concerning sexually transmitted diseases.
-Associate the methods of contraception with their correct descriptions.
-Determine stain removal treatments.
-Match laundry products to their correct uses.
-Identify equipment used in sewing.
-Prepare the sewing machine for sewing.
-Stitch straight, wavy, and curved lines, square corners, and sharp angle turns.
-Prepare fabric for cutting and cut according to project instructions.
-Complete a basic sewing project.
-Match body measurements to garment styles to determine fit.
-Match fabrics to illusions they create.
-Select appropriate clothing choices for specific events.
-Select factors to consider in choosing garments.
-Identify consumer rights and responsibilities.
-Analyze consumer problems.
-Compare types of advertising.
-Examine the uses of different advertising mediums.
-Distinguish between retail shopping options.
-Select factors that influence use of personal income.
-Analyze how values and goals affect decision making.
-Discuss personal savings plans.
-Create a budget.
-Classify primary, secondary, and intermediate (tertiary) colors.
-Create a color wheel.
-Demonstrate the intensity and value of a color.
-Discuss the effect of color on a person’s mood.
-Select guidelines for using color.
-Use color schemes to decorate rooms.
-Identify questions to answer when evaluating a personal living space.
-Evaluate a living space.
National FACSE Standards
Family and Consumer Sciences I-CIMC

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