Exploring Family and Consumer Science Course Description   Grades 6, 7, 8


    Instructor:  Mrs. Christina Orris       corris@gusd.net

    Text: Preparing For Life and Career


    Course Description:  Exploring Family and Consumer Science (FCS) is a one semester exploratory course that equips students with essential skills for living; including managing personal, family, and work responsibilities.

    Areas of study will include:


    *Kitchen Safety, Sanitation, and Hygiene

    *Basic Food Preparation

    *Nutrition and Wellness

    *Goal Setting and Decision Making

    *Coping with Conflicts

    *Fashion and Interior Design

    *Consumer Education and Budgeting

    *Career Exploration

    The course will be mainly project based, and will include opportunities for hands-on experiences in the kitchen lab, teamwork and collaboration, and both individual and small group work.


    A recommended supply for this class is a pocket folder or binder for organizing notes, recipes, and other handouts.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thank you for your support.