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Family & Consumer Sciences - Essential Learnings - Linear

Connecting Questions

  • What are the recurring concerns identified in this category and subcategory?
  • What responsible actions will students take to resolve the recurring concern?
  • What family systems of action (technical, communicative, emancipative) can be used to take action to resolve these concerns?
  • How can intellectual processes (i.e., critical thinking, practical reasoning) assist individuals and families in resolving this concern?

Reasoning for Action

FCS 06-12.1.1 - Use reasoning processes, individually and collectively, to address recurring concerns; apply practical reasoning to investigate a family-related concern; and demonstrate respect for diverse populations to make reasoned decisions and take responsible action in the family, workplace and community.

FCS.1.A - Use reasoning processes, individually and collectively, to address broad, recurring concerns and to take responsible action in families, workplaces, and communities.

FCS.1.B - Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of recurring concerns and methods for their resolution.
A. Describe recurring concerns facing individuals, families and society.
B. Analyze the three systems of action that interact in the resolution of recurring concerns.

FCS.1.C - Apply practical reasoning to investigate a family-related concern.
A. Identify recurring concerns in one's life.
B. Demonstrate the practical reasoning process.
C. Take responsible action to resolve recurring concerns.
D. Use reflective thinking to consider what is being learned from the experience.

FCS.1.D - Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for diverse populations in order to make reasoned decisions in the family, workplace and community.

MAJOR CATEGORY - INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

Interpersonal Relationships

FCS 06-12.2.1 - Integrate relationship skills, communication skills, conflict management skills and personal responsiblity into the family, workplace and community.

FCS.2.A - Analyze committed, respectiful and caring relationships in family, work and community settings.

FCS.2.B - Analyze personal needs and characteristics and thier impact on interpersonal relationships.

FCS.2.C - Demonstrate communication skills that contribute to positive relationships.
A. Practice ethical communication in family, community and work settings.
B. Examine the interrelationships of communication and technology in family, work, and community settings.
C. Examine communication styles and their effects on relationships in families, work and community settings.

FCS.2.D - Demonstrate one's responsibility in interpersonal relationships.

FCS.2.E - Evaluate effective conflict prevention and management techniques.

Family as a System

FCS 06-12.3.1 - Analyze the responsibilies and significance of the family and interdependent relationships impacting individuals and families.

FCS.3.A - Evaluate the reciprocal relatinoship among individuals, the family and society.
A. Examine family as the basic unit of society.
B. Examine the multiple functions of the family, including developing self-forming individuals, transmitting culture and traditions, communicating societal expectations, and maintaining intergenerational connectedness.
C. Determine the impact of change and transitions over the life span.

FCS.3.B - Determine and analyze the characteristics of strong families regardless of family structure.

FCS.3.C - Analyze how knowledge and skills related to individual, child and family development affect the well-being of individuals, families and society.
A. Examine the qualities of a self-forming person.
B. Utilize skills and processes necessary to develop into a self-forming person who acts to enhance the family and/or society.

Parenting

FCS 06-12.4.1 - Evaluate the impact of parenting roles, responsibilities, practices and societal conditions that impact the well-being of individuals and families throughout the life cycle.

FCS.4.A - Analyze roles and responsibilities of parenting
A. Determine effects of parenting practices on the individual, family and society.
B. Determine societal conditions that impact parenting across the life span.

FCS.4.B - Evaluate parenting practices that maximize growth and development.
A. Identify communication strategies that promote positive self-esteem in family members.
B. Analyze nurturing practices.
C. Evaluate practices of interaction that encourages appropriate behavior.
D. Determine criteria for selecting care and services for children.

Human Growth and Development

FCS 06-12.5.1 - Analyze the impact of human growth and development on individuals across the life span.

FCS.5.A - Analyze principles of human growth and development across the life span.
A. Examine physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and their interrelationships.

FCS.5.B - Analyze conditions that influence human growth and development.
A. Investigate the impact of heredity and environment on human growth and development.
B. Examine the effects of life events on individuals' physical, and emotional development.

FCS.5.C - Analyze strategies that promote growth and development across the life span.
A. Examine the role of nurturance on human growth and development.
B. Examine the role of communication on human growth and development.
C. Examine the role of support systems in meeting human growth and development needs.

MAJOR CATEGORY - PERSONAL AND FAMILY RESOURCES

Consumer Resources & Management

FCS 06-12.6.1 - Evaluate consumer and management decisions related to human, economic, technological, and environmental resources within familes and society.

FCS.6.A - Analyze how knowledge and skills involving consumer and resource mangement affect decisions related to the well-being of individuals, familes and society.

FCS.6.B - Analyze interrelationships among consumer actions, the economy and the environment.

FCS.6.C - Evaluate consumer policies, information and services, including those that relate to consumer rights and responsibilites.

FCS.6.D - Analyze factors (i.e., social, pschological, economic, cultural) affecting consumer and management decisions for individuals and families throughout the life cycle and how those decisions imipact society.

FCS.6.E - Analyze factors and evaluate issues related to resource management decisions of individuals and families across the life span.

FCS.6.F - Demonstrate management of personal and financial resources to meet the goals of individuals and families across the life span.

FCS.6.G - Evaluate the impact of technology on individual and family resources.

Nutrition/Wellness/Foods

FCS 06-12.7.1 - Demonstrate nutrition and wellness practices that enhance individual and family well being.

FCS.7.A - Identify nutritional needs of individuals and families.

FCS.7.B - Incorporate health and wellness practices across the life span.

FCS.7.C - Demonstrate ability to acquire, handle, and use foods to meet nutrition and wellness needs of individuals and families across the life span.

FCS.7.D - Analyze factors that influence nutrition and wellness practices across the life span.

FCS.7.E - Analyze factors (i.e., social, psychological, economic, cultural) affecting nutrition, wellness and foods decisions for individuals and families throughout the life cycle and how those decisions impact society.

FCS.7.F - Evaluate factors that affect food safety, from production through consumption.

FCS.7.G - Evaluate the impact of science and technology on food composition, safety and other issues.

Living Environments

FCS 6-12.8.0 - Analyze how knowledge and skills related to living environments (housing, interiors, home furnishings) affect the well being of individuals, families and society.

FCS.8.A - Analyze the significance of the home for individuals and families.

FCS.8.B - Demonstrate management of individual and family resources in the living environment.

FCS.8.C - Evaluate issues related to living environments of individuals and families throughout the life cycle.

FCS.8.D - Analyze factors (i.e., social, psychological, economic, cultural) affecting living environment decisions for individuals and families throughout the life cycle and how those decisions impact society.

FCS.8.E - Evaluate the impact of technology on living environments.

Textiles and Apparel

FCS 6-12.9.1 - Analyze how knowledge and skills related to textiles and apparel affect the well-being of individuals, families and society.

FCS.9.A - Analyze factors (i.e., social, psychological, economic, cultural) affecting textile and apparel decisions for individuals and families throughout the life cycle and how those decisions impact society.

FCS.9.B - Evaluate textile information and services.

FCS.9.C - Care for and repair, alter or produce textile products and apparel.

FCS.9.D - Evaluate the impact of science and technology on apparel and textiles.

MAJOR CATEGORY - FAMILY AND WORK

In this category the following definitions are used: Work is a broad term that reflects both paid or unpaid, and in or out of the home. Career means one chose area of employment.

Work Readiness

FCS 06-12.10.1 - Demonstrate transferable and employability skills in family, community and work/ career settings.

FCS.10.A - Examine how work impacts the individual and family financially, emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually.

FCS.10.B - Demonstrate problem solving, teamwork, communication, conflict resolution and self-management skills in family, community and work/career settings.

FCS.10.C - Demonstrate job seeking and job keeping skills.
A. Examine beliefs about job seeking and job keeping skills from various perspectives (employer, employee, self-employed, welfare recipients, etc.)
B. Examine and demonstarte ethical behavior and professionalism in seeking and keeping jobs.

FCS.10.D - Examine potential career choices to determine the education, technologies, skills, and attitudes associated with each.

Family, Career and Community Connections

FCS 06-12.11.1 - Analyze the interconnection of individual, family, career and community relationships.

FCS.11.A - Examine policies, issues and trends in the workplace and community that impact individuals and families.

FCS.11.B - Examine the impact of public policies, agencies, and institutions on the family.

FCS.11.C - Examine community resources and systems of formal and informal support available to individuals and families.

FCS.11.D - Analyze the impact of individual roles and responsibilities within the family, work/ career, and community.

Balancing Family and Work

FCS 06-12.12.1 - Analyze the individual's ability to balance multiple roles in the family, work/career, and community.

FCS.12.A - Analyze the potential impact of career decisions on balancing family and career.

FCS.12.B - Determine goals for life-long learning and leisure opportunities for all family members.

FCS.12.C - Analyze the impact of social, economic and technological change on balancing family and career.

FCS.12.D - Determine skills and knowledge needed to empower individuals to develop a life plan for achieving individual, family and career goals.

FCS.12.E - Analyze strategies to manage multiple individual, family, career and community roles, relationships, and responsibilities.