PTZ304: Family Consumer Science (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Family Consumer Science
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
About the Program:
Family Consumer Science prepares students with life skills. The course sequence focuses on pre-employment and employment skills.
Major Concepts/Content: The personal and family consumer science course is designed to provide students with basic constructs, skills, and competencies essential to living in the 21st Century. Students will explore the roles they will assume as adults and acquire skills needed in life. Included will be the importance of food selection and nutrition; quality of life; personal relationships; family living; early childhood development and conflict resolution.
Major Instructional Activities: Hands-on exploratory experiences will be emphasized. Students will plan, design, and construct projects and investigate content-related occupations. Cooperative learning strategies will be used in content presentations. There will be an emphasis on direct teaching of problem solving, strategic planning, and decision-making skills. Leadership roles are emphasized.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students are required to demonstrate proficiency and mastery of content. Written and oral reports are evaluated for content and form. Evaluation includes: cooperatively working on projects, using materials properly, assisting others, working independently, using problem-solving strategies, and completing projects on time.