6th Grade Family and Consumer Sciences (04114602)

6th Grade Family and Consumer Sciences (04114602)


Length:  Semester

Format:  Meets Every Other Day

Description:  FaCS is a hands-on course designed to provide adolescents with fundamental life skills presented in an exciting and challenging way.  The cross-curricular course will allow for the practical application of math, science, and reading skills.  The program is divided into four (4) different learning units:  Foods, Nutrition, Sewing, and Exploring Childhood.  The Foods Unit stresses the importance of team work, as well as individual responsibilities.  Students will work in small groups to complete basic tasks in the food lab.  The Nutrition Unit utilizes the new USDA's MyPlate guidelines to emphasize healthy eating as part of a healthy lifestyle. The Exploring Childhood Unit introduces the developmental stages of children from birth through four years of age.  Students will practice handling emergency situations and basic babysitting skills.  The Sewing Unit introduces fundamental sewing concepts, including machine sewing, hand sewing, and project construction.  These concepts will be reinforced through the completion of a required sewing project.  It is the goal of the Family and Consumer Sciences courses that all students increase their ability to work cooperatively, productively, and responsibly.