Family and Consumer Science

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE        Faculty: Maryellen Seaman     



  • ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY (ELECTIVE)

Adolescent Psychology is a project and participation based class that is taught in the distance learning room with students from one or more schools. This class provides an overview of theory and research on an adolescents physical, emotional and social development. Students examine adolescent interactions with peers, family, gender and multicultural issues in school and community settings. The class will take one field trip. 

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam or Project 


  • LIFESPAN/HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (ELECTIVE)

Lifespans is a project and participation based class that is taught in the distance learning room with students from one or more schools. This class focuses on growth across the lifespan, which includes 8 major topics: the newborn, childhood, adolescence, adult years, elder years, brain development and current issues. The class will take one field trip. 

CREDIT: 0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam or Project


  • INTERIOR DESIGN (ELECTIVE)

This course is a project and participation based course designed to make students aware of the influence of history, culture and environment in their housing decisions. The content topics include housing trends, housing decisions, design and design theory, design and personal living, global housing concerns and solutions. The students will put their design knowledge to work when they assemble and decorate a small replica of a house.                                       

CREDIT: 0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam or Project 




  • CLOTHING AND TEXTILES (ELECTIVE)

Decisions regarding clothing styles, and the textiles used to create those styles, are basic expressions of each person’s unique self. This course explores clothing history, culture, design, equipment and clothing construction. Throughout the semester students will complete several small and one large sewing projects. 

CREDIT: 0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam or Project 


  • CREATIVE FOODS I (ELECTIVE)

In this kitchen lab-based class, students will study and apply basic cooking principles and techniques.  They will prepare and eat a wide variety of recipes. Some of the foods the class explores preparing are chicken, beef, fruit, vegetables, dairy, quick breads and yeast breads.  While learning to prepare these foods, students will increase their culinary skills.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam or Project



  • CREATIVE FOODS II (ELECTIVE) 

This kitchen lab based class is for the student who enjoys cooking and wants to explore advanced culinary techniques.  They will learn and practice the principles of preparing sauces, different types of cookies, fresh pasta, cakes, pies & pastries, and key culinary techniques such as meringues.  Students will also learn the scientific principles behind making candy, yeast breads and other foods. This course builds upon the basic cooking skills learned in Creative Foods I.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam or Project 



  • INTERNATIONAL FOODS (ELECTIVE) 

International Foods is a kitchen lab based course that introduces students to the ways in which the culture and traditions of regions and countries influence food choices.  Students will identify and prepare foods from various regions and countries to compare cuisines, ingredients used, and preferred cooking methods. This course will help students explore careers related to gourmet foods and help them develop skills needed for employment.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam or Project 



  • SPORTS AND NUTRITION: A WINNING COMBINATION (ELECTIVE)

Be a champion on the field as well as in the classroom with sports and nutrition.  This class is targeted at high school students who are engaged in athletics for competition or for general health and well being.  Students will learn about nutrition and dietary needs, hydration, supplement use and eating for training, competition and recovery.  A large portion of class time will be in the foods lab. 

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam or Project


  • COLLEGE SURVIVAL (ELECTIVE)

This course is designed to assist high school students looking at, applying to and surviving their first year at college.  The class covers all aspects of the college experiences such as: why go to college, what are you looking for, preparing to apply, and making the transition to college life.  This elective is 20 weeks and is open to any student in grades 9-12. A variety of instructional materials are used such as: class discussions, news articles, videos, projects, listening to a variety of college representatives, guests from the local community and field trips to area colleges. 

CREDIT: 0.5  FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam or Project 






             








        

           







                   


           








            







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