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Students follow a curriculum that is aligned with the New York State Learning Standards in Family and Consumer Science (FACS). The FACS curriculum focuses on life skills and offers students unique and active learning activities to develop and prepare for family life, work life, and their future careers.

Family and Consumer Science classes afford students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for:

Strengthening the well-being of individuals and families
Becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community, and work settings
Managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families
Balancing personal, home, family, and work lives
Using critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments
Successful life management, employment, and career development
Functioning effectively as providers and consumers of goods and services
Appreciating human worth and accepting responsibility for one’s actions and successes in family and work life
Setting goals, making informed decisions and solving health problems
Developing awareness of the role of health in the lives of individuals, families and the community
Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness and understanding the responsibility for healthy choices
Fostering the development of self-awareness and self-esteem

Grade 6
The sixth grade FACS program is offered for 40 minutes each day for a ten-week period. Units of study include:
Food Preparation, Safety and Sanitation
Child Development (birth through age 5)
Sewing (construction of a Drawstring Bag)

Grade 7
The seventh grade FACS program is offered in a block schedule for 80 minutes on alternate days for a ten-week period. Units of study include:
Food Preparation, Safety and Sanitation
Nutrition and Wellness
Sewing (construction of a Back Sack project)

Grade 8
The eighth grade FACS program is offered in a block schedule for 80 minutes on alternate days for a ten-week period. Units of study include:
Individualized Career Research (including a career interest survey)
Job Shadow Experience
Money Management (including budgeting, general banking and cash, debit and credit transactions)
Consumerism (including media literacy, advertising practices and brand marketing)

New York State Learning Standards
Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness
Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.

Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment
Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

Standard 3: Resource Management
Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.

 

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