Family and Consumer Science

Seventh Grade

Text: Exploring Living Skills

UNIT 1: Your Personal Best

 

  • Chapter 1: Your Self-Image
    • People Popsicle Sticks
    • How Do Others See Me?
  • Boxes: “Inner and Outer You”
    • Self Analysis
  • Chapter 2: Your Emotions
    • Human Emotions (Book)
    • Story Circle
    • Skits
  • Chapter 3: Your Mind
    • It’s All In your Head
    • Brain – Puzzle
    • Structure and Function
    • Right/Left Brain
  • Metacognition – What is it?
    • Study Skills - Packet
    • HeartMath – Dave Parisian
  • Video -The Miracle Worker
    • The Story of Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan
  • Communication Skills:
    • Did You Hear That?
    • Sign Language
    • Braille
  • REVIEW Ch 1-3: BINGO
  • Chapter 4: Your Attitude
    • Poster Activity -
      • Story - Shagufta Bhatti: Teaching Tolerance
    • Self-Discipline: Self-control, Self Restraint, Self-reliance, independence
  • Chapter 5: Your Personality
    • Who Am I?

 

UNIT 2: Your Diet

 

  • Chapter 20: Your Nutrition
    • USDA Food Guide Pyramid
    • HSPH Food Guide Pyramid
    • Internet Activities
  • Chapter 22: Your Meals
    • Meal Planning
    • Create Placemat
    • Table Settings
    • Table Manners
  • Chapter 23: Your Food Preparation Skills
    • Kitchen Fundamentals
  • Chapter 24: Your Cooking Skills
    • German Pretzels
    • Pie Crusts from scratch
    • Pies: Pumpkin, Apple, Chocolate
    • Hot Cocoa - Homemade

 

UNIT 3: Your Appearance

 

  • Chapter 26: Your Grooming
  • Chapter 28: Your Clothing
  • Chapter 29: Your Sewing Skills
  • Bookmarks

 

UNIT 4: Your Home

 

  • Chapter 30: Your Space
    • “Trading Spaces”
  • Chapter 31: Your Work at Home
    • Family Relationships
    • Human Development
    • Babysitting Skills
    • Family Disaster Kit
  • Chapter 32: Your Community
    • Volunteerism
    • Leadership
    • Ripple Effect
  • CELEBRATION!!!

Eighth Grade

UNIT 1: “World of Work”

 

  • Ch 1: Self Awareness
    • Your Interests and Values
    • Your Skills and Aptitudes
    • Your Personality and Learning Styles
  • MetaCognition – The Brain
    • Prosocial Skills
    • HeartMath
  • Ch 2: Thinking About Work
    • What is work all about?
    • How is work changing?
  • WCNY Tour-
    Old Liverpool Road
    Stacey Condolora
    Impact of technology
  • Overview of Economics
    • John Stossel Video –
    • Debate Activity
  • REAL GAME or Research
  • Ch 3: Researching Careers
    • Career Choices
    • Career Research
  • CAREER DAY (Spring)
  • Career Research Project
  • LCSD Research Guidelines
  • MLA:
  • Note Cards
  • Works Cited Page
  • Library Research
  • Computer Lab
  • Presentations –
    • multiple methods: Ppt, posters, guest speakers, demonstrations, student-directed class activities, music, poetry, dance, etc.
  • World of Work (continued)
  • Career Research Presentations
    (In class over 3 week period)
  • Ch 4: Making Career Decisions
    • Making Decisions
    • Volunteerism – Personal and Professional benefits
    • Career Strategy
  • Cooking Activity
    • Varies by class
    • Holiday Tea
  • Ch 5: Planning Your Career
    • How Planning Helps
    • Designing a Plan
  • Resumes – students create
    • Reference List - students
    • Cover Letters – students use a classified ad to write a cover letter to a potential employer
  • Cooking Activity
    • Table Manners/Cultural Pc.

 

Unit 2: Finding and Applying for a Job

 

  • Ch 6: Finding a Job
    • Gathering Leads
    • Career World: Networking Your Way to Success
  • Networking Party using Job Genie resources A to Z (from the internet)
  • Organizing Your Job Search
  • Ch 7: Applying for a Job
    • Presenting Yourself
    • Putting Your Best Foot Forward
    • Activity: Job Interview

 

UNIT 3: Employment Skills

 

  • Ch 8: On the Job
    • Workplace Expectations
    • What an Employer Expects of You
  • Ch 9: Working with Others
    • Building Relationships
    • Teamwork
  • Ch 10: Basic Skills Count
    • Getting Your Message Across (Communication Skills)
    • Applying Other Skills

 

UNIT 4: Business and Personal Finance

  • Ch 13: Our Economic System (Re-visited)
    • The Free Enterprise System
    • Being your Own Boss
  • Ch 14: Managing Your Money
    • The Money You Earn
    • You, The Consumer
  • Guest Speaker:
    • LCSFCU – Checking, Savings, money management

UNIT 5: Living a Balanced Life, Work Isn’t Everything, Giving Something Back