Courses of Study: Human Services

Human Services, Grade 9 - 12, Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009

1.) Apply mathematical, reading, writing, critical and creative thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to effectively perform the work of the family and provide services to consumers.

2.) Explain the impact of goal setting and teamwork on personal, family, work, and community life.

•  Recognizing the importance of FCCLA programs
3.) Describe qualities of healthy relationships, including effective communication skills, conflict resolution techniques, and refusal skills.

4.) Describe stages of the family life cycle and issues that influence family life at each stage.

•  Explaining the significance of the dating and engagement period
5.) Interpret customs, traditions, and legislation that affect marriage and family life.

6.) Evaluate the impact of demands in the home, workplace, and community on marriage and family life

7.) Determine characteristics of a quality caregiver.

8.) Evaluate the impact of parenting roles on the well-being of the child and family.

•  Determining the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of children
9.) Describe consumer issues related to meeting the needs and wants of individuals and families.

Examples: budgeting, establishing credit, purchasing insurance, investing and saving, reporting taxes

10.) Interpret rights and responsibilities of consumers.

•  Proposing alternative solutions for filing a consumer complaint
•  Comparing advertising techniques used to influence consumers
11.) Determine elements and principles of design used in selecting apparel and accessories.

12.) Compare methods for the care and storage of apparel and accessories.

13.) Demonstrate basic sewing techniques.

•  Utilizing sewing equipment in a safe and correct manner
14.) Evaluate housing options, living space, and storage space to meet individual and family housing needs across the life span.

15.) Demonstrate the selection and placement of furniture, accessories, and equipment using elements and principles of design in the home to meet individual and family needs.

16.) Compare the nutritive value and cost of restaurant meals to home cooked meals.

17.) Demonstrate food preparation using safe and correct use of equipment and sanitation practices.

•  Identifying a variety of table settings and appropriate etiquette for various occasions
18.) Demonstrate skill in planning, preparing, serving, and storing food.

19.) Evaluate the impact of technology on the family.

•  Determining the impact of technology on services provided to consumers
20.) Determine factors to be considered in the development of an effective career plan.

•  Describing procedures for obtaining employment in careers related to family and consumer sciences and human services