“Come and learn with a FEARLESS MINDSET, whether it be technology, textiles, or tantalizing treats!” Ms. Martorana


     Diane Martorana
    Family & Consumer Science
    FACS 8

    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

    Exploring Careers

    Practicing employability skills

    Exploring workplace readiness skills


Last Modified on May 23, 2020