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Teen Discoveries Course Syllabus

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The goal of Family and Consumer Sciences is based on the Alabama Course of Study, and also to prepare students for family life, work, and careers in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, through various lecture, activities and projects.

Students are expected to meet all course requirements and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the material, through activities, projects and feedback of subject area. Students will work in groups, and individually to complete course requirements, also integrated in this curriculum is basic math, science and language arts.

Teen Discoveries is an exploratory course for Grade 7 students. Emphasis is placed on understanding the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of teenagers. Course content provides opportunities for students to explore decision making, problem solving, and goal setting, development of manners, grooming habits, and character education; social and communication skills; interpersonal relationships with family members, friends, and peers; family roles and responsibilities; per pressure; clothing selections and care; babysitting; arrangement of living space; food choice, food preparation and development of health and wellness habits; technology; and career awareness. Career and technical student organization FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), is an integral,
co-curricular component of the Family and Consumer Sciences courses. This organization serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.



Students are expected to meet all course goals and be able to demonstrate knowledge of course projects, activities and general subject area. Student will work in groups and individually. Integrated into the curriculum will be basic math and science, as well as language arts.

1. Describe physical and emotional changes that occur during adolescence.
2. Describe the process of decision making, problem solving, and goal setting..
3. Explain the importance of character education for teenagers.
• Describing manners used in various settings,
• Identifying grooming habits that lead to a healthy appearance.
• Describing ways to show respect for self, others, and property.
4. Compare verbal and nonverbal communication skills used to improve interpersonal relationships.
Determining barriers to ten communication.

5. Describe characteristics of healthy relationships with family and friends.
• Explaining the role of family members and friends.
• Describing the significance of family traditions.
• Determining qualities of a true friend.
6. Compare positive and negative peer pressure.
Examples: positive—involving friends in community service, tutoring peers negative—bullying, teasing, gossiping
• Determining causes of teen conflict.
7. Explain the importance of diet, exercise, and rest for teen health.
8. Prepare nutritious s snacks.
• Practicing safety and sanitation techniques in the laboratory.
• Using kitchen equipment in a correct manner.
• Comparing the nutritive value and cost of various foods.
9. Demonstrate basic table-setting skills.
10. Describe ways teenagers can become wise consumers.
Examples: savings, needs versus wants, conserving resources and energy.
• Identifying the role of media in the dissemination of consumer information.
11. Describe time management tools and techniques.
12. Determine factors that influence ten clothing selections.
Examples: individualism, trends, cost, maintenance.
13. Practice basic sewing skills.
• Utilizing sewing machine in a safe and correct manner.
14. Describe appropriate care of clothing.
• Identifying laundering techniques.
• Explaining how to store clothes properly.
15. Explain responsibilities involved in babysitting related to age, safety, and health of the child.
16. Describe the importance of play to child development.
17. Explain how housing meets the needs of individuals and families.
• Describing ways to arrange or organize teen living space.
18. Determine procedures for basic household maintenance and safety.
19. Determine ways technology improves and impacts the lives of teens.
20. Determine factors that impact choosing a career.

Student grades are primarily based on average scale. Sometimes, the point system maybe used. Daily assignments, laboratory experiences, projects, homework, test, and class participation make up the assessment criteria.

90%-100% A
80%-89% B
70%-79% C
65%-69% D
Below 65% F

*Students with excused absences will be allowed to make up missed work. Their work must be completed within 10 days after the student returns to school. It is the responsibility of students to ask the teacher for assignments missed. during his/her absence. Work not turned in will receive a zero.

Whitesburg MD School follows the policies established by the Huntsville City Schools

Career and Technical Student Organization:
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

MATERIALS 1” inch three-ring binder
1-package of No. 2 pencils
or blue or black pens
1-package loose leaf wide rule

*Due to cut backs in funding, I am asking for $15.00 to help cover the cost of food and basic sewing supplies. Checks should be made out to WMS. Moreover, students will be asked to purchase fabric and floss, needed for their sewing project at a later date. You will be notified way in advance for deadline.

Classroom Rules

 Follow the school code of conduct.
 Bring the required materials to class.
 Work quietly and stay in your seat unless directed otherwise.
 Do not talk while the teacher or another student is talking to the class.
 Use all the classroom materials and utensils and appliances appropriately (especially in lab).
 Show R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the teacher, peers, and yourself.

Major Projects

 Cooking Project
 Sewing Project
 Egg Baby Project

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