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PTZ103: Family/Consumer Science AB (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Family/Consumer Science AB
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 7-8
CODE: PTZ103
TYPE: MS
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: The Family and Consumer Science course is designed to provide students with basic skills needed for life. The course will acquaint the students with parenting, childcare, basic nutrition, meal preparation, family relationships, environmental resources, and care giving for children and elderly. Course content will help students prepare to make informed and meaningful personal, occupational, and educational choices.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities include hands-on exploratory experiences. Students will plan, design, and construct projects; investigate content-related occupations; conduct library research; visit related museums and industries; present ideas and information orally and in writing; assume classroom leadership roles; work cooperatively, and participate in group discussions.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Students are assessed on their facility with the essential objectives through content and process tests and projects. Written and oral presentations will be evaluated for content and form.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to

  • Apply basic nutrient and food source information to individual and family needs
  • Apply math concepts to produce a desired product
  • Apply consumer skills
  • Analyze the value of nutritional information in evaluating advertising and labeling
  • Demonstrate appropriate laundry and clothing care techniques
  • Gain and maintain a positive self-concept
  • Define basic and individual family needs.
  • Apply good communications skills
  • Evaluate factors affecting physical growth and development
  • Apply concepts used in caring for children and the elderly.