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FACS Resources for Teachers

CTE Month Resources

The month of February is designated as CTE month. We would encourage Family and Consumer Sciences professionals to utilize these or any other resources to promote this month and help students recognize the importance of Career and Technical Education. Below you will find two lesson plans and resources for those plans. We hope you will find these useful tools for the month of February!

Lesson Plan

CTE Month
Lesson Plan
CTE Today Fact Sheet
Nebraska Career Education Model
Online Career Interest Survey
Career Cluster Student Interest Survey
Why Career Readiness Video

For further information and resources, visit the ACTE website.

Looking for more specific resources for promoting Family and Consumer Sciences Education and related occupations?  Check out the Career Source page of AAFCS
These are free resources, even if you aren’t a member of AAFCS.

Electronic Resources

Teacher Recommended Websites

Useful iPad Apps

Check out this new and expanded list of iPad apps organized by course for Nebraska teachers.  Have an app to add or update?  Send it to Kristin Vest, FACS Career Field Specialist at

Sample Lessons

Teacher Submitted Shared Resources and Lessons

The Nebraska Food Project

2013 Lesson Plans Volume II

2014 Learning Activities (Food, Nutrition & Wellness & Advanced FOod, Nutrition & Wellness)

2014 Learning Activities (All others)

ARCHIVES: Intro to HSE Sample Curriculum 2008

Table of Contents

Curriculum Document (developed 2008)

Course Information

Cluster Matrix
Critical Reading Helps
HSE Websites
Local Laws and Procedure Addendum
Power of Words Introduction
Teaching Strategies
Texas Media Resources
TPAL Crosswalk to Foundation
TPAL Curriculum Division
UW Street Law Lesson Plans

Benchmark 1 & 2 — Communication

Communication Role Cards
Communication PowerPoint
Listening Lesson Plan
Sheree Rhodes Lesson Plan
TT Power of Words
Web Resources on Communication

Benchmark 3 — Thinking, Ethics

American Judiciary Society
Community Works Best Practices
Court Procedure
Ethics Overview PowerPoint
Graffiti Brochure
LP-50 Years After Brown
Kohlberg Dilemmas
Music Downloading Mock Trial
NAEYC Conduct Code
Who is a Juvenile

Benchmark 4 — Leadership

Community Works Curriculum
Idaho 10 Lessons on Leadership
Inclusion Lesson Plan
John Wooden
Leadership Qualities

Benchmark 5 — Information Technology

LP-High Tech Harassment

Benchmark 6 — Careers

Career Education
Do I Procrastinate Excessively
Investigating Careers in HSE
LP-Changing Communities
Passing the Passion
Shop Til You Drop
Sro_What it takes
What’s my Line