Family and Consumer Science Grade 8 teach students to apply critical thinking skills through a hands-on approach. Activities prepare students for taking on responsibilities at home and in daily life.
“Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.” - Anonymous
Course Title: Family and Consumer Science 8
DESCRIPTION: Family and Consumer Sciences 8 is a thirty-six week program which provides a contemporary approach to the development of skills that are critical to everyday life. The curriculum helps prepare students for taking on responsibilities in their lives. Students will have the opportunity to explore concepts and practice skills related to nutrition, entrepreneurship, child care, consumerism, personal grooming, money management, food science, career interests, environmental issues and many more. Student will have the opportunity to join Future Career and Community Leaders of America, the student organization for Family and Consumer Sciences. 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
Practicing employability skills
Exploring workplace readiness skills