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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. You can also download a flyer of our newest products in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. For more information, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by e-mail.


Touring Oklahoma

Touring Oklahoma coverThis updated edition provides a framework for thinking about the state’s many travel destinations and events, describing each region of the state and the events, activities, and sights that can be found there. Destinations and events are profiled in terms of major tourism themes: agricultural, aviation and aerospace, nature-based, culture and heritage, arts and entertainment, sports, and weather-related. A CD included with the teacher book contains PowerPoint files, quizzes, supplemental resources, and activities.

Units include:

  •     Describing Travel in Oklahoma
  •     Defining Tourism Themes for Oklahoma
  •     Touring Chickasaw Country
  •     Touring Frontier Country
  •     Touring Great Plains Country
  •     Touring Green Country
  •     Touring Choctaw Country
  •     Touring Red Carpet Country

We are offering unit 8, "Touring Red Carpet Country," as a free sample to download.

Touring Oklahoma sample
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FACS Poster Set

Free FACS poster

This set of four 18x24-inch posters promotes family and consumer sciences education, as well as participation in the CareerTech student organization Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

To order the set of four posters, visit our online catalog. We are offering an additional free printable poster for you to download (to print on paper smaller than 18X24, choose the "fit" option from your print menu).

Free FACS poster
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FACS Basics: Building Skills to Last a Lifetime

FACS Basics cover

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.

Units include:

  • 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
  • Nutrition
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Kitchen Safety and Sanitation
  • Using a Recipe
  • Planning and Serving Meals
  • Fruits, Vegetables, and Grains
  • Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese
  • Proteins
  • Exploring Careers

We are offering unit 2, "Communication and Conflict Resolution," as a free sample for you to download.

FACS Basics Sample
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"Did You Know" PowerPoints for FACS

facspowerpoint.jpgWhat is "cheddaring?" Where does saffron come from? Who declared tomatoes a vegetable? 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.

Download "Did You Know" for FACS, #1
Download "Did You Know" for FACS, #2


Tween Life

Tween Life coverOur 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.

Units include:

  • Ethics, Leadership, and Citizenship
  • Goals, Decisions, and Problem-Solving
  • Personality, Self-Esteem, and Emotions
  • Relationships
  • Physical Development and Reproductive Health
  • Wellness
  • Learning to Cook
  • Grooming and Clothing
  • Managing Money
  • Taking Care of Children
  • Keeping Yourself Safe
  • Living Green
  • Taking Charge of Your Personal Space
  • Careers

We are offering unit 14, "Careers," as a free sample for you to download.

Tween Life sample
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Surviving and Thriving

surviving-and-thriving-coverSurviving 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.

Units include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Understanding Self
  • Making Decisions
  • Leisure Activities
  • Etiquette
  • 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.

Making Decisions sample - student
Making Decisions sample - teacher
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Personal Financial Literacy

Personal Financial Literacy coverMany states (including Oklahoma) are mandating financial literacy as a graduation requirement. Our Personal Financial Literacy curriculum includes all 14 areas of instruction outlined in Oklahoma's Passport to Financial Literacy Act, and was developed to be appropriate for tenth through 12th grade students.

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 teacher and student books are printed in full color. The Teacher Resource CD includes tests in Word, RTF, and PDF formats, assignments, handouts, answers to tests and assignments, additional resources, and a PowerPoint presentation for each unit.

Units include:

  • Earning and Managing an Income
  • Understanding Taxes
  • Banks and Other Financial Institutions
  • Managing Financial Accounts
  • Saving and Investing
  • Retirement
  • Borrowing Money
  • Credit Cards and Shopping Online
  • Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft
  • Acquiring a Home
  • Managing Risk
  • Gambling
  • Credit Woes
  • Giving Back

We are offering unit 7, "Borrowing Money," as a free sample to download.

Personal Financial Literacy sample
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Early Care and Education: Pathway to Your National Credential

CDA coverPathway 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:

Units include:

  • 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.

Early Education sample

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