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					                       Family and Consumer Sciences
                              Course Syllabus
                                Ms. Strawn

Grade Level: 6

Time Frame: One 9-week session and one 3-week session.

Text/Materials:
Kelly & Eubanks. (1997). Today’s Teen. Glencoe Publishing Co.
PA Department of Education. (2001). Academic Standards for Family and
       Consumer Sciences.

Course Description:
        Family and Consumer Sciences is a required exploratory class for all 6 th
grade students that is geared towards helping students meet immediate needs
as well as preparing them for future tasks. Students will be encouraged to use
the kitchen as a means to work as a team, develop management skills, and learn
various cooking techniques. Emphasis will be placed on preparing healthful food
products. Students will have the opportunity to prepare and sample a variety of
foods. Developing basic sewing and clothing care skills are stressed in this
course. Students will examine their personalities as well as their relationships
with friends and family. Practicing a logical approach to decision making will
make students more confident as members in today’s society.

Units of Instruction (subject to change):

Foods and Nutrition:
   Safety and Sanitation
   Recipes
   Measuring Techniques
   Kitchen Equipment/Utensils
   Abbreviations and Equivalents
   Healthy Breakfasts, Snacks, and Lunches
   Manners and Etiquette
   Food Preparation Terminology
   Meal Planning

Clothing:
    Sewing Machine—Safety, Parts, and How to Thread
    Paper Sewing
    Buttons
    Project
    Clothing Care/Laundry
All About You:

         Family Life Stages
         Personality Traits—Values and Goals
         Decision Making
         Communication Strategies
         Relationships with Friends and Family

Assessment Procedures:
   Cooking Lab Evaluation Rubric—based on sanitation techniques,
      participation, and teamwork
  *Any behavior deemed inappropriate by the teacher will result in a score
  of zero for that lab and possible loss of future lab privileges.
   Quizzes/Tests
   In-Class Handouts
   Homework
   Presentations
   Participation—preparedness for class, following directions, staying on task
   Projects—Individual and/or Group
   Sewing Project Evaluation Rubric—based on technique, appearance of
      product, neatness, ability to stay on task/work independently, and
      completion of project by assigned date
  *Any behavior deemed inappropriate by the teacher will result in a score
  of zero for that lab/project and possible loss of future lab privileges.

Grading Procedures:
Grades as required according to the BASD grading policy for exploratory
subjects. Make-up work also will follow BASD policy.

				
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