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FACS 6th Grade
1 class periods of 30 minutes each
This is an introduction to pathways, careers and skills related to child care and family. There is also an evaluation for the end of the unit.
Pathways are different programs of study in the CTE areas that help connect students with their future career goals and interests. They give students information about future careers, education, and training and other opportunities so that they can take required courses and electives. They also promote skill development in academics as well as real-world problem solving.
Teachers use Pathways to educate students about their future opportunities, promote programs, and encourage students to reach their career goals.
The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences Education is to help prepare students for family life, work life, and careers in family and consumer sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and vocational preparation.
This is an introduction to form the groundwork, and get kids excited about what they will be learning. This is also a good time to pre-assess and decide what the students need to know. Students will need job-related experiences to be able to evaluate what they learned.
Modify the powerpoint to fit your program.
After the unit is over, take 5-10 minutes to have students fill out the self-evaluation. Discuss related FACS classes, and other educational opportunities.
Discussing health pathways can also be used as part of the health requirements. A guest speaker would also count as work-based learning.
Read career evaluations to see what students learned.