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CTE/Education & Training Curriculum FCS 6th Grade
Lesson Plans

Strand 3

Students will be introduced to family responsibilities, and child development.

Standard 1

Examine attributes and issues related to family life. Recognize how individual responsibilities at home contribute to the family’s well being.
  • BUS: Check Writing
  • BUS: What Makes a Good Employee
  • CTE Pathways in Independent Living & Family
    This is an introduction to pathways, careers and skills related to independent living & family. There is also an evaluation for the end of the unit.
  • Dream Catchers
    Introduce unit by reading or telling the story of the Dream Catcher Legend. This unit is designed to help students capture their dreams about the future. We want them to think about the skills they will need to be successful in life.
  • FACS: Attentive Listening (Family)
    This lesson is a fun and interactive way to introduce students to the concept of what it really means to listen! It works into the family communication lesson and is also a great way to start off classroom management.
  • FACS: Busted (ECON)
    Students identify between needs and wants.
  • FACS: Changes in the Family (Family)
    Students will learn how to cope with some of the common changes that take place in families.
  • FACS: Communication
    This lesson plan is to help students identify good listening and talking skills. Three different kinds of communication are verbal, written, and non-verbal.
  • FACS: Communication
    Students will discover principles of positive communication through participation in activities.
  • FACS: Communication Games
    Playing games is fun, builds class unity, and teaches concrete lessons. Two games that teach communication skills are Cosmic Motions and Silent Ball. Students practice sending and receiving messages (nerf balls). They practice eye contact, focusing despite distractions, nonverbal communication, getting along with others, problem solving, and listening skills.
  • FACS: Developing Family Unity
    Everyone is part of a family. Developing family unity helps family members connect to and support each other through good and bad times. Learning the assertive win-win method of conflict resolution helps families to work through their problems in positive ways.
  • FACS: Emotions
    Learning to recognize emotions in ourselves and others helps us know how to act in different situations.
  • FACS: Family Budget (Family)
    Every family is faced with financial decisions. Planning how to spend your money will provide you with security and a way to save for future purchases.
  • FACS: Family Councils (Family)
    Students will learn how to hold a family council and participate in a family council.
  • FACS: Family Dynamics (Family)
    This lesson covers the family unit section using PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, group activities, and by creating a limerick.
  • FACS: Family Responsibilities (Family)
    This lesson teaches the basic family responsibilities of budgeting and keeping a house clean.
  • FACS: Family Traditions (Family)
    There are many different kinds of family structures that function together as a unit. Family activities help family relationships grow and contribute to family pride and unity.
  • FACS: Family Unity (Family)
    Students will learn to make positive contributions to strengthen their families.
  • FACS: Introduction to Communication (Family)
    Students will identify and practice the skills necessary for effective communication.
  • FACS: Introduction to FCCLA
    Fun way to introduce FCCLA to your FACS classes.
  • FACS: Listening (Family)
    Students will practice listening skills.
  • FACS: Making Ends Meet (ECON)
    Students will work in small groups acting as Financial Advisors to plan ways a family can alter their budget to better meet their goals. Students will then complete a comparison shopping excercise to practice critical thinking processes.
  • FACS: Nonverbal Communication (Independence)
    To help students recognize non-verbal clues that they encounter in life everyday.
  • FACS: Personal Inventory (ECON)
    Students will list and come up with a dollar amount for all the things they use in one day. This list will be used to discuss needs vs. wants, resources, life style, and how our choices affect us not only today but also in the future.
  • FACS: Social Etiquette with Media
    Students will experience discussing different do's and don'ts with social media etiquette.
  • FACS: Social Skills (Independence)
    Students will identify unacceptable social behaviors and then describe how to replace those behaviors with acceptable behaviors.
  • FACS: Stress Reduction (Independence)
    Students will learn a stress-reduction technique.
  • FACS: Stress and Time Management
    Lesson about stress and time management and how to deal with stress.


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