• Welcome to 7th Grade Family and Consumer Science (FACS)

    Course Title: Gr. 7 Family & Consumer Sciences:

    Foods, Nutrition and Wellness - Design-Interiors, Textiles, Apparel, and Construction - Career Planning & Continued Education - Financial Literacy - Human Development & Relationships

    Content Standard: Minnesota Frameworks
     Food, Nutrition and Wellness
     Design - Interior, Textiles, Apparel &Construction
    Human Development & Relationships
     Financial Literacy
     Career Planning & Continued Education
     1. It is necessary to follow the 4 C's in order to prevent food-borne illness (clean, cook, chill, prevent cross-contamination) MMSFACS 3.2
    1. Managing time and resources, reading technical information, following directions, and problem solving are important to complete a project. MMSFACS 6.1
    1. Communication is an integral part of meaningful relationships and getting along with others. MMSFACS 4.3
    1. A budget is a tool used to help manage a persons finances.  MMSFACS 2.2
    1. Exploring interests and abilities can guide career planning. MMSFACAS 1.1
     2. The kitchen can be a dangerous place if kitchen safety rules are not followed. MMSFACS 3.2
    2. Skills are needed for proper clothing care. MMSFACS 6.2
    2. Resolving conflicts is a critical part of communicating effectively MMSFACS 4.3
    2. Credit and debit are not the same thing. MMSFACS 2.2
    2. Different types of behavior, etiquette, and personal appearance are expected depending on the situation. MMSFACS 1.1
     3. Measuring accurately can impact a recipe. MMSFACS 3.3
     3. Children achieve different developmental milestones at each age group: Newborns, Infants, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers. MMSFACS 4.2
    3. It is responsible to compare products-both quality and price. MMSFACAS 5.2
    3. There are many different career clusters that appeal to different peoples' interests. MMSFACS 1.3
     4. The USDA guides our recommended eating habits (Food Guide) MMSFACS 3.1
     4. Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Social (PIES) Development is different at each age group. MMSFACS 4.2
     4. There are  different types of post-secondary education and different outcomes to each: certificate, associates, bachelors, masters, doctoral and post-secondary. MMSFACS 1.3
       5. It is important to know how to keep a child safe. MMSFACS 4.2
    5. Career Pathways will guide registration decisions in high school and post-secondary education. MMSFACS 1.3
    Course or Grade Level Description:
    Major Outcomes:
       *Learn about nutrition, and how to cook healthy snacks
       *Learn to sew and care for clothing
       *Explore the world of child development and learn to better communicate with family and friends
       *Understand the impact of personal purchases
    Projects/Activities: Compare food labels, prepare and eat healthy snacks and meals, sew a simple project, evaluate children's toys, compare products and access consumer information.
    Instructional Focus: Apply kitchen math and linear measurement, time management, technical reading skills, analyze data and practice teamwork in lab settings.

    (Students can not participate in sewing/cooking labs without their safety sheet signed by their parents/guardian)

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