Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences meets for a semester in seventh grade. This course explores the areas of food and nutrition, textile and clothing selection and care, basic sewing machine operation, fabric related design techniques, living environments, child care, personal and family relationships, consumer education, and careers related to the field of home economics. Course offerings will reflect the appropriate needs of each grade level utilizing an activity orientation in a sequential format.
Students explore the areas of interior design utilizing basic design principles; child care by participating in the Red Cross Baby-sitting Program; fibers and fabric-related design techniques; basic sewing machine operations used in the construction of two projects; self-esteem building; clothing care; and manners.
Students also explore personal and family relationships; child development; and all areas of foods and nutrition which include the new Food Pyramid, the six major nutrients, measuring techniques, recipe use, cookery principles related to eggs, pasta, breads, fruits, vegetables, meats, and milk, and consumer education.