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Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Exploration – Integrated model to introduce students to all five disciplines within FACS programs.
**It is recommended that the FACS Exploration course be taught as a full semester (.5) credit course using all 6 strands. It may be divided into a two semester courses using the A/B Model described below. Recommended strands found in boxed areas are not required to be taught in the Integrated Model.
FACS Exploration (A Model-Strands 1-3 Taught) — (.5 credit) This course provides students the opportunity to develop essential skills in the various career pathways related to Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS). Students will explore and cultivate skills in interior design, clothing and textile construction, fashion design and merchandising, consumerism, entrepreneurship and career and job-related tasks. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of the course. (Teachers should dedicate 1-2 days to introduce standards 4-6 as it relates to FACS career pathways.)
FACS Exploration (B Model-Strands 3-6 Taught) — (.5 credit) This course provides students the opportunity to develop essential skills in the various career pathways related to Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS). Students will explore and cultivate skills in food and nutrition sciences, childcare, consumerism, entrepreneurship, family relationships, personal responsibility, and career and job-related tasks. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of the course. (Teachers should dedicate 1-2 days to introduce standards 1-2 as it relates to FACS career pathways.)
Core Standards of the Course
Students will discuss and participate in hands-on skill development related to clothing construction, fashion, textile technology and careers. (FACS Fashion, Manufacturing and Merchandising Career Pathway)
Students will explore employability skills, entrepreneurship, the principles of the free enterprise system and their impact on families, communities and careers. (College and Career Ready Skill Development)
Students will identify and discuss social skills related to Human Services careers needed to develop personal independence and interpersonal relationships. (FACS Family and Human Services Career Pathway)
Students will discuss and participate in activities regarding childcare services/early childhood education and its effect on families, communities and careers. (Pre-School, Kindergarten - Grade 3) (FACS Education Pathway)
Plan and/or prepare a food experience that appeals to children, promotes healthy eating habits, and follows current USDA nutritional guidelines for preparing foods for children. (*STEM: Science)
Students will identify and discuss the importance of food and nutrition sciences and related careers through class activities and lab experiences. (FACS Food Science, Dietetics & Nutrition and Food Services \ Culinary Arts Career Pathways)
http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - PEARL HART and see the CTE/Family & Consumer Sciences Education website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA LONGHURST .