Family and Consumer Science Course Offerings
 
High School Offerings

INVESTIGATING FOODS

Prerequisite: None

  
Credits: 1.0
 
 Length: Full Year
 
 Grade Level: Grade 9

 Investigating Foods explores the science of food as you bake and cook a variety of culinary delights. Students will explore how foods play an important part of each person's life and how health and well-being is impacted by one's food choices. In addition to food preparation, students will learn about food safety in a culinary environment.
 

FOOD PREPARATION
 
Prerequisite: None
  
Credits: 1.0
  
Length: Full Year
 
 Grade Level: Grades 10-12

 Food Preparation offers students the opportunity to practice the science of baking quick breads, yeast breads, cakes and frosting, pies, and pastries and the science of cooking eggs, milk and milk products, fruits, vegetables, meats, vegetarian, and pastas. Nutrition, meal planning, table settings, and manners are included. Learn the basic techniques of cake decoration and architectural design, construction and decoration of gingerbread houses.
  
CHEF'S COURSE
  
Prerequisite: Food Preparation
 
Credit: 1.0
  
Length: Full Year
 
 Grade Level: Grades 11 and 12
 
Chef's Course offers students the opportunity to further their basic skills of food preparation as they prepare foods from 16 international countries. Complete an appliance demonstration to show off advanced cooking skills to the class. Other units include food preservation, the art of event planning and entertaining, and functional foods. Expand upon the basic cake decorating skills to create an advanced cake design. Students will further their use of architectural design, construction and decoration of Spring gingerbread cottages.
  

UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS
 
Prerequisite: None
 
Credit: 1.0
 
Length: Full Year
 
Grade Level: Grades 9-12
  
Understanding Relationships focuses on the establishment of good relationships with friends, families, teachers, boy/girl friends, and, eventually, husbands/wives. The student will learn practical interactive skills in communication -- the basis for all successful life relationships -- while gaining a better understanding of himself/herself. The course will also give insight on preparing and adjusting to marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.
 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT
  
Prerequisite: None
 
Credit: 1.0
  
Length: Full Year
 
 Grade Level: Grades 10-12
  
Child Development focuses on understanding and developing practices that nurture and guide children through developmental stages, in particular of the preschool child. Students will analyze the stages of emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth of children. This course is designed to help students develop and practice observation skills through their work with the children in the child-care center.
 

EARLY CHILDHOOD
  
Prerequisite: Child Development
 
Credit: 2.0
  
Length: Full Year
 
 Grade Level: Grades 11 and 12
 
 Early Childhood is designed to provide the opportunity for occupational awareness, exploration, and on-site training for careers related to childcare and early elementary education. The students will practice developing and using lesson plans, learning centers, bulletin boards, and bibliographies. First aid, safety precautions, and emergency procedures will be studied and utilized when appropriate. Students will analyze developmentally appropriated practices in their work with children in the childcare center/elementary classroom. A student taking this course for 2 credits will work in the childcare center or elementary classroom (K-3) for an average of two class periods, three days per week, or a minimum total of 130 hours during the school year. Unless the student chooses to work in a classroom at the Whitfield elementary school, it is the responsibility of the parent to provide the student's transportation to and from the field site as a driver or as a passenger.
 
 

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE PROGRAM

 Prerequisite: Acceptance into the SIA program is based on completion of an acceptable application, including student career goals and teacher recommendation, submitted to the program coordinator.
 
Credit: 2.0
  
Length: Full Year
  
Grade Level: Grade 12
 
Student Instruction Aide program enables students to serve as aides to a classroom teacher (K-12) by tutoring individual pupils, working with small groups of pupils, and performing other classroom duties. The program is designed to give the student an insight into the field of education. Since the number of applications may exceed the openings available, those students who are most highly recommended will be considered first. This program is suitable for students interested in becoming teachers. Unless the student chooses to work in an elementary classroom at the Whitfield elementary school, it is the responsibility of the parent to provide the student's transportation to and from the field site as a driver or as a passenger. This class meets for two periods. An application packet may be obtained in the Counseling Office.
 
 

FASHION AND INTERIOR DESIGN
  
Prerequisite: None
 
Credit: 1.0
  
Length: Full Year
  
Grade Level: Grades 9-12
  
Fashion and Interior Design allows the student to explore the world of design! Learn about clothing and textile design, fabrics, clothing construction, "the runway", wardrobe care and shopping. Interior design ­ an excellent approach to understanding the concepts and principles of planning personal space. Includes decorating, designing, and the use of color and the basics of furniture styles. Students will design and create projects, hear guest speakers, go on field trips and explore career options. Students are required to purchase supplies for this class; therefore, students will incur individual costs for projects.
 
 

COSTUME DESIGN FOR THEATER PRODUCTION
  
Prerequisite: None
 
Credit: 0.5
  
Length: Semester
  
Grade Level: Grades 9-12
  
Costume Design for Theater Production  students will create costumes for the fall theater productions.  Students will conduct historical research to develop characters through wardrobe and accessories.  Fabric effects on stage and impact of stage lighting on wardrobe will be considered in the design of costumes.  Students will learn basic sewing techniques, fitting a model, simple closures for quick change and up-cycling for new looks of characters.  Students will explore management systems for costume and accessory conservation and retrieval. 

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COSTUME DESIGN FOR MUSICAL THEATER PRODUCTION
 
 
Prerequisite: None
 
Credit: 0.5 
 
Length: Semester 
 
Grade Level: Grades 9-12
 

 Costume Design for Theater Production students will create costumes for the spring musical  theater productions. Students will conduct historical research to develop characters through wardrobe and accessories. Fabric effects on stage and impact of stage lighting on wardrobe will be considered in the design of costumes. Students will learn basic sewing techniques, fitting a model, simple closures for quick change and up-cycling for new looks of characters. Students will explore management systems for costume and accessory conservation and retrieval.
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TEXTILE AND CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION
 
 Prerequisite: None
 
Credit: 1.0
 
 Length: Full Year
 
 Grade Level: Grades 9-12
 
Textile and Clothing Construction students will explore the world of clothing and textiles. So..... Are you interested in careers in clothing and textiles? Do you want to learn how to sew and develop your creative skills with fabrics? Then this is the course for you! Create projects using commercial patterns and supplies to meet the individual student's needs and fashion sense. Students will be involved in flat pattern measuring, fitting methods,  and sewing techniques. Students are required to purchase supplies for this class; therefore, students will incur individual costs for projects.
 
 

ADVANCED CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION

 Prerequisite: Textile and Clothing Construction
 
Credit: 1.0
 
 Length: Full Year
 
 Grade Level: Grades 10, 11 and 12
  
Advanced Clothing Construction is the capstone course for students interested in clothing construction and fashion careers. Students will self-select projects, based on their interests and career goals that challenge and extend their current skill level. Principles of advanced fitting and clothing construction will be applied. Students will use pattern drafting and draping and couture sewing techniques. Students are required to purchase supplies for this class; therefore, students will incur individual costs for projects.
 
 
Middle School Offerings 

6th GRADE FCS

Prerequisite: None

 
Credits: xx
 
Length: quintile
 
Grade Level: Grade 6
 
6th grade FCS focuses on family, babysitting and foods. We are all part of a family and your family is the biggest influence in your life. Understanding your family will help students identify roles and duties, cope with changes and build stronger relationships with family members. Babysitting is usually a student’s first job. In the babysitting unit we will help students become better babysitters by discussing stages of child development, babysitting safety strategies and the responsibilities of babysitting. The foods unit is an introduction to cooking and nutrition where students will learn beginning cooking skills including kitchen safety and sanitation, measuring, and cooking terminology. Students will also learn about My Plate, the Dietary Guidelines and essential nutrients which will help you make healthier breakfast and snack food choices. You will apply your skills and knowledge through foods lab experiences in class.

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7th GRADE FCS

Prerequisite: None

 
Credits: xx
 
Length: quintile
 
Grade Level: Grade 7
 
7th grade FCS students will build on the knowledge and skills from 6th grade and utilize good personal hygiene and safe food handling techniques to successfully follow a recipe to create food products. Students will learn about portion control, nutrients and how to improve their food choices for optimal nutrition by analyzing foods for nutritional content. Students will apply their skills and knowledge through foods lab experiences in class. The consumer education portion of class, students will read and interpret food packages and labels, compare products and calculate unit pricing to determine best value of consumer goods. Students will also learn to exercise their consumer right to be heard by writing a complaint or compliment letter to a company of their choice.
 

8th GRADE CREATIVE FOODS AND NUTRITION - ELECTIVE
Prerequisite: None
 
Credits: xx
 
Length: Semester
 
Grade Level: Grade 8
 
Elective Family and Consumer Science class helps students to learn the skills and tools necessary for meeting the challenges and responsibilities of life. A major focus of this course will be in the area foods and nutrition. Students will learn basic cooking methods that will give students the background to prepare a wide variety of culinary delights. Each food group is studied; recipes are chosen and prepared from each food group. Students use research skills to learn about different cultures and cuisines, then prepare and taste foods from around the world. American regional cuisines are also explored, culminating with an all American buffet. 
 

8th GRADE CREATIVE TEXTILES AND INTERIOR DESIGN - ELECTIVE 
 
Prerequisite: None
 
Credits: xx
 
Length: Semester
 
Grade Level: Grade 8
 

Students explore the fundamentals of textiles and sewing by creating simple sewing projects for personal and community use. The interior design component allows students to learn the fundamentals of design through a personal space planning project.Students may be required to purchase supplies for the class; therefore, students maybe incur individual costs for projects. 

Course Syllabus Link


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