COURSE TITLE:       Family and Consumer Sciences, Grade 7




DESCRIPTION:         Family and Consumer Sciences 7 is a 12 or 18 week exploratory program which provides a contemporary approach to the development of skills that are critical to everyday life. Students will have the opportunity to explore, through a multi-media approach, concepts and practice skills related to nutrition, laundry techniques, consumerism, personal grooming, money management, food science, career interests, environmental issues and many more. Instruction in Work and Family Studies incorporates and reinforces Virginia Standards of Learning.


MAIN TOPICS:                     Managing work and family responsibilities for the well being of self and others


Applying problem-solving processes to individual


Relating to others in positive, caring ways


Assuming leadership roles as a responsible family member and a citizen in a global community


Exploring individual development


Exploring family development


Exploring resource management


Exploring Careers


Practicing employability skills


Exploring workplace readiness skills