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Family and Consumer Science

Contact Shawn Evans  Shawn Evans (318) 549-5161 Family Consumer Science
Contact Donna Pearson  Donna Pearson (318) 549-5162 Family Consumer Science

Adult Responsibilities - 1/2 credit

This course focuses on developing necessary skills to meet the demands of life for the first five years following high school graduation and beyond. Facing the realities of transitioning into their adult lives in an ever-changing world, students need to develop adult living skills. This course promotes further development of relationship skills, health and wellness habits, career opportunities review, community responsibilities, handling money and credit wisely, managing stress productively, and resolving conflict. FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. The course is offered only to junior and senior students. (Prerequisite: None)

Parenthood Education - 1/2 credit

Students take a look at the rewards, responsibilities, and challenges involved in the parenting role. The importance of the decision to become a parent is reinforced in each unit. Topics covered include human reproduction, pregnancy, heredity, medical care, childbirth, caring for a newborn, emotional adjustments, nutrition, discipline, guidance, family characteristics, child care, budgeting, meeting the needs of exceptional children, and providing a nurturing environment for toddlers and preschool children. Balancing work and family responsibilities is a major focus of this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips, job shadowing, and school-based enterprises. Simulations, projects, and teamwork provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. The course is offered only to junior and senior students. (Prerequisite: None)

Clothing and Textiles

This course introduces students to concepts relating to fabrics, color, clothing care, buying clothing, sewing equipment, and beginning sewing skills. Emphasis is on applying construction and design skills to apparel and home fashion. Skills in art, communication, mathematics, science, and technology are reinforced in this course. The use of computerized sewing machines may be incorporated. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips, job shadowing, and school-based enterprises. Simulations, projects, and teamwork provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. FCCLA leadership activities will be offered to provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. The course is offered only to sophomore, junior, and senior students. (Prerequisite: None)

Clothing and Textiles, Advanced

This course builds upon concepts introduced in Clothing and Textiles. In-depth study of fabrics, fashion, color, clothing selection, care, and construction will be included. New technologies being applied to clothing and textiles will be explored, and job-related skills will be developed in this advanced course. Skills in art, communication, mathematics, science, and technology are reinforced in this course. The use of computerized sewing machines may be incorporated. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are service learning, field trips, cooperative on-the-job training, and internships. FCCLA leadership activities will be offered to allow students to apply instructional strategies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. The course is offered only to sophomore, junior, and senior students. (Prerequisite: Clothing and Textiles)

Family and Consumer Sciences I - 1 credit

This course examines multiple life roles and responsibilities of individuals and family members. The focus is on the areas of personal and family living, wellness, nutrition and foods, financial management, living environments, appropriate child development practices, and transferring school skills to life and work. Through simulated experiences, students learn to fulfill their responsibilities associated with the work of the family and community. Skills in mathematics, communication, science, technology, and personal and interpersonal relationships are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include field trips and service learning. FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. (Prerequisite: None)

Family and Consumer Sciences II - 1 credit

This course enhances the foundational skills introduced in FACS I. Additional learning focus and practical application activities are implemented in the areas of personal and family living, wellness, nutrition and foods, financial management, living environments, appropriate child development practices, clothing and textiles, and building employability skills to enhance life and work. Students continue to apply skills helping them to fulfill their responsibilities with the work of the family and the community through simulated experiences. Emphasis is on applying knowledge to real life situations. Skills in mathematics, communication, science, technology, and personal and interpersonal relationships are reinforced in this course. FCCLA leadership activities are offered to provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. (Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Sciences I)

Food and Nutrition

This course provides students with basic nutrition and wellness knowledge and basic food preparation skills. Emphasis is placed on food preparation, kitchen and meal management, and the relationship of diet to health. Topics of study include nutrition, meal planning, food labeling, safety and sanitation, kitchen equipment, measuring, use of recipes., basic food preparation and consumer skills. Science, math, economics, and communication skills are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips, job shadowing, and service learning. Simulations, projects, teamwork, and FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. This course is offered only to sophomore, junior, and senior students. (Prerequisite: None)

Advanced Food and Nutrition

This course addresses more complex concepts in nutrition and food preparation, with emphasis on social, psychological, and cultural influences on food choices globally. Topics include nutrition and wellness for individuals and families across the life span; impact of technology on nutrition, foods, and related tools and equipment; management of food-related resources; acquiring, organizing, and evaluating information about foods and nutrition; and exploration of careers in all aspects of the food industry. Laboratory experiences are included. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include field trips, job shadowing, and service learning. Simulations, projects, teamwork, and FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. This course is offered only to sophomore, junior, and senior students. (Prerequisite: Nutrition and Food)