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FACS Exploration
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, interior design, clothing and textile construction, fashion design and merchandising, 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.

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.)

GENERAL INFORMATION

COURSE STATE STANDARDS
FACS Exploration Standards
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE/COURSE DISCLOSURE
FACS Exploration Outline
FACS Exploration Scope and Sequence
FACS Exploration Scope and Sequence Trimester 2nd
FACS Exploration Scope and Sequence Trimester 3rd

STRAND 1
Students will be introduced to elements of housing and interior design and how it impacts families, communities and careers. (FACS Interior Design Career Pathway)

STRAND 1 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES
Standard 1: Discuss how homes can be designed according to the activities, wants and needs of the family.
Housing in a Garbage Truck Presentation
Interior Design House Project
Kitchen Design Project
Paper Folded House Project

Standard 2: Discuss the basic elements and principles of design used in the home and industry.
Color Wheel/Color Scheme Project
Elements and Principles Magazine Activity
Elements and Principles of Design Project
Elements and Principles Online Scavenger Hunt
Elements and Principles Scavenger Hunt
Elements of Design Activity
Elements of Design Assignment
Elements of Design Picture Project
The Elements of Design
The Principles of Design

Standard 3: Integrate consumerism/entrepreneurship and careers related to housing and interior design.

Recommended Use: FACS Exploration Model A
Standard 4: Discuss how interiors are affected by furniture arrangements and traffic patterns in the home
and industry.

Virtual Furniture Arranging Assignment

STRAND 1 TESTS OR QUIZZES
STRAND 1 WEB RESOURCES
60 30 10 Assignment
How to Choose Colors to Decorate With
Ideal Room Assignment
Interior Design Websites
Making a Color Palette Activity
Nybers Interior Design Website

STRAND 2
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)

STRAND 2 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES
Standard 1: Demonstrate the skill to use and care for the sewing machine, serger and other specialty sewing machines. (*STEM: Technology)

Standard 2: Identify industry based sewing equipment and follow safety standards as they apply.

Standard 3: Apply concepts related to reading and following a sewing pattern during the construction process. (*STEM: Technical Reading/Literacy, Math)

Standard 4: Learn basic industry based sewing techniques to construct sewing textile projects:
Basic Sewing Projects
Beginner Sewing Projects
Fabric Beach Ball Pattern
Locker Caddy Pattern
Locker Hanger
Pillowcase
Toy Snake Pull Apart Toy

Standard 5: Explain the meaning and function of fashion.
Design Sketch and Price Sheet
Fashion Historical Presentation with Grading Rubric
Fashion Vocabulary Notes
Fashion Vocabulary
My Fashion Style

Standard 6: Integrate consumerism, entrepreneurship and careers related to clothing, textiles and fashion merchandising.
Sewing in U.S. Factories Article

STRAND 2 TESTS OR QUIZZES
STRAND 2 WEB RESOURCES
Aprons from Old Shirts Instructions
STRAND 2 LAB MANAGEMENT
Sewing Lab Check Out Forms
Posted: 6/5/17

STRAND 3
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)

STRAND 3 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES
Standard 1: Discuss employability skills preparation.
Financial Responsibility
Money and You

Standard 2: Complete a free enterprise experience. Develop a business plan that incorporates the following: (*STEM: Math, Engineering, Technology, and Technical Reading/Literacy)
8th Grade Finance Lesson
BEMS Finance Cover Page
Business Plan
Entrepreneurship Unit
Food Truck Example-Pretzel Time
Food Truck Example-Taco Taxi
Food Truck Face Off PowerPoint
Food Truck Face Off Project
Food Truck Face Off
Food Truck Face Off Winner Presentation
Food Truck Project Ideas
Food Truck Template
Food Truck Templates
Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Free Enterprise Business Plan
Free Enterprise Group Participation Evaluation
Free Enterprise Group Participation Evaluation 2
Free Enterprise Guided Notes
Free Enterprise Ideas
Free Enterprise Portfolio
Free Enterprise Unit
Free Enterprise Unit Pacing Guide
Groups for Marketing
Market Research
The 4 P's of Marketing

STRAND 3 TESTS OR QUIZZES
STRAND 3 WEB RESOURCES
Career Research Websites
Career Research Worksheet
FCCLA Career Investigation Star Event
Job Interview Tips

STRAND 4
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)

STRAND 4 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES
Standard 1: Identify skills needed to develop and strengthen interpersonal relationships.
Communication Resources
Communication Skills
Communication Skills Note Guide
Talent Ideas Lesson

Standard 2: Discuss values, goals, decision-making and personal responsibility.
Decision Making
Values Activity
Values Activity-Teacher Information
Values Ranking

Recommended Use: FACS Exploration Model B
Standard 3: Identify strategies for adapting and coping through challenging teen issues.

STRAND 4 TESTS OR QUIZZES
STRAND 4 WEB RESOURCES

STRAND 5
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)

STRAND 5 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES
Standard 1: Review the responsibilities of childcare providers who work in early childhood careers.
Baby Project Ideas
Child Care and Development Notes
Child Care and Development Notes Key
Child Care and Development Presentation
Child Care and Development Worksheet
Child Care and Development Worksheet Key
Child Development Ideas

Standard 2: Describe the developmental value of play.
Analyzing Play Activities
Children's Toy Evaluation
Favorite Toys Activity
Playing with Toys Activity
Toy Stations Worksheet
Toys That Teach

Standard 3: 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)
Toddler and Preschool Snack Lab
Toddler and Preschool Snack Lab Directions

Standard 4: Plan a hands-on childcare/early childhood education experience that can be used in childcare services careers.
Preschool Lesson Plan Template
Toddler and Preschool Simulation Activities
Toddler and Preschool Puppet Bag Emotions Skits

Standard 5: Integrate consumerism/ entrepreneurship and careers related to childcare\early childhood education. (Pre-School, K-3)

STRAND 5 TESTS OR QUIZZES
STRAND 5 WEB RESOURCES
Homemade Edible Finger Paints
Playdoh Comparison
Playdoh Mystery Recipe
Playdoh Recipes
Toys and Games Worksheet
Toys WebQuest

STRAND 6
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)

STRAND 6 LESSON IDEAS & RESOURCES

Standard 1: Explore and apply the foundations of lab management and safety procedures critical in the foods service careers:
Appliance Use and Care Tips
Dining Etiquette Lesson Plan
The Great Race
Jamie Oliver Kitchen Health and Safety Video Link and Worksheet
Kitchen Appliance Project
Kitchen Inventory Worksheet
Kitchen Safety
Kitchen Safety Notes

Standard 2: Students will discuss and analyze basic nutrition information that is taught and practiced in dietetic careers.
The 6 Essential Nutrients
Dietary Aliment Case Studies
Dietary Needs Project

Standard 3: Discuss the current USDA Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate.

Standard 4: Prepare recipes following the current USDA Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate.
Ethnic Foods
Foreign Foods Project
Iron Chef Challenge
Iron Chef Challenge Award
Iron Chef Challenge Ideas and Secret Ingredients
Iron Chef Challenge Judging Sheet 1
Iron Chef Challenge Judging Sheet 2

Standard 5: Integrate consumerism/ entrepreneurship and careers included in food related industries.
Basics of Nutrition

STRAND 6 RECIPES
Coconut Rice and Mango Chicken
Pacos Directions and Recipes
Pina Coloda Smoothies
Recipes for FACS Exploration
Soft Pretzel Recipe
Thai Cabbage Cups
Tzatziki
STRAND 6 TESTS OR QUIZZES
FACS Exploration Standard 5 Review
FACS Exploration Standard 5 Test
Food Safety Test
STRAND 6 WEB RESOURCES
Cooking Lab Sheet
How to Have a Successful Lab Experience-Video Link
Nutrition Puppet Show Lesson Plan
Standard 6 Quick Reference Guide - STEM
STRAND 6 LAB MANAGEMENT

ADDITIONAL GENERAL INFORMATION

ENTIRE COURSE TESTS OR QUIZZES
ENTIRE COURSE WEB/COURSE RESOURCES
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