Home and Career Skills
Family and Consumer Sciences
Home and Career Skills is a course designed to help middle level students live in a society of constant change and to improve their quality of life by preparing them to meet their present and future responsibilities as family and community members, consumers, home managers, and wage earners. The goal is to educate early adolescents to think constructively, make sound decisions, solve problems and manage resources (NYSED Home Consumer Science Teaching Guide).
Home and Career Skills is organized around four process skills: communication, leadership, management, and thinking. These process skills are taught through 10 content topics: community connections, career development, clothing management, consumer resource management, family/parenting, financial management, interpersonal relationships, human development, nutrition and wellness and personal environment management.
The Home and Career Skills course is taught using a hands-on (minimum 75%) practical approach. Learning occurs in the context of real-life situations with numerous opportunities for repeated practice. Students are expected to be actively involved in learning in a participatory, supportive environment and to have the opportunity to practice and develop the process skills as related to the content topics.
Grading for all of my classes will be determined using the following criteria:
Class Participation 30%
It is the students responsibility to ask for missed assignments!!!!!