Teacher Recommended Websites

Teacher Recommended Websites:

This list includes websites teachers throughout the state of Nebraska have recommended to help with teaching content standards. Inclusion of a specific site on this page does not necssarily imply endorsement of the site by the Nebraska Department of Education. Teachers wishing to make a contribution should send an email message to Allison Kreifels with the following information: Identification of section in which resource is to be placed, name or title of the web address, and a short description.

Parenting Decisions / Child Development

Human Growth and Development


Nutrition / Wellness / Foods / Culinary

Housing & Interior Design

Textiles, Construction & Design, Fashion Design

Introduction to Human Sciences/Family & Consumer Sciences

Life and Career Readiness

Curriculum Resources

 Teacher Resources



Parenting Counts:  Developmental Timeline http://www.parentingcounts.org/information/timeline
Great visual representation of developmental timeline birth to 5 years of age and is divided between physical, social, learning, and communication skills

Pampers http://www.pampers.com/en-us
Resources for parents on pregnancy, newborns, baby, and toddler along with advice on handling issues at each stage

Child Welfare Information Gateway https://www.childwelfare.gov/
Purpose is to connect child welfare and related professionals to resources to help protect children and strengthen families.  Resources include child abuse prevention, adoption services and programs, and out of home care

Childhelp https://www.childhelp.org/
Provides information on prevention, intervention, and treatment programs for those affected by child abuse

The Family Dinner Project http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/
Tips for cooking with your family as well as topics to discuss while eating dinner with your family and the advantages of eating together for both physical health and emotional growth

StorkNet http://www.storknet.org/
Resources for expectant parents as well as blogs from expectant and new mothers

Zero to Three http://www.zerotothree.org/
National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families website with developmental information, tips for those who work with children, and care and education.

Ability Path https://abilitypath.org/
Resource for parents of children with special needs of all ages which covers all areas of development as well as information on health and daily care, toy selection, and educational services for children with special needs

NAEYC http://www.naeyc.org/
Licensing agency for high-quality child care facilities with information on public policy, accreditation, and articles related to the education of young children

Child Stats http://www.childstats.gov/
Report on the statistics related to children including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health

Child Development Institute http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/
Articles concerning many topics as well as dedicated sections for ADD-ADHD, Parenting, and Child-Teen Health

March of Dimes http://www.marchofdimes.org/baby/birth-defects.aspx#
Section on birth defects that allows users to view specific details about a wide range of birth defects

The ABCs of Child Development:  Developmental Milestones for Your Child’s First Five Years http://www.pbs.org/wholechild/abc/
Complete list of developmental milestones for children divided into physical development, social and emotional development, thinking skills, and communication skills




Consumer Jungle http://www.consumerjungle.org/
Interactive website that allow students to learn about being financially responsible

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy http://www.jumpstart.org/
Publications, resources, and information on state activities from a wide range of financial education groups

Federal Reserve Education https://www.federalreserveeducation.org/
Searchable database of lessons, publications, and more for positive financial management

The Mint:  Northwestern Mutual http://www.themint.org/teens/
Teacher, student, and parent resources for financial literacy for teens


Consumer Jungle
Sponsored by Young Adult Consumer Education Trust (YACET).  Interactive web based program covering credit, transportation, e-commerce, telecommunications and living on your own

It All Adds Up http://www.italladdsup.org
National Council on Economic Education site with interactive program with on-line games and simulations on credit management, buying a car, paying for college, savings and investing

Foundation for Teaching Economics https://www.fte.org/
Provides resources, activities and lesson plans for teaching economic concepts.

EconEdLink–National Council on Economic Education https://www.councilforeconed.org/resources/econedlink/
Huge amount of lesson plans that could also be used for Family Living and/or Comprehensive FCS depending on time and level of understanding.


ProStart I 
This basic course from the National Restaurant Association introduces students into the world of professional cooking. Basic communication skills, safety and sanitation, food preparation, meal planning, and other topics are taught in this beginning course. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course

The Student Chef http://www.thestudentchef.com/ 
This website has FREE resources and recipes for an advanced culinary class. Worth your time to check out if you are teaching any foods class

Calorie Tracker http://www.livestrong.com/myplate/
Calculate calorie goals and enter food intake and fitness to see a balanced approach to weight management

USDA:  Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/
Dietary guidelines for all individuals, current initiatives, and links to additional tools sponsored by USDA

MyPlate http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Information about MyPlate including quizzes, tips for healthy meals, physical activity information, and other interactive tools

All Recipes http://allrecipes.com/
Thousands of searchable recipes with sections users can search by health, seasonal, and course

SELF Nutrition Data http://nutritiondata.self.com/
Recipe analysis, BMI information, recipes, and information about specific health issues and diet

Nutrition Analyser http://nutritionanalyser.com/
Check out health information about most kinds of food divided by food groups for easy searching

The Accidental Scientist:  Science of Cooking http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/
Webcasts, book suggestions, and information for discussion on science topics that will assist in understanding cooking and food

Nutrition Know How http://www.nutritionknowhow.org/blog/
Nebraska Extension website which contains information about healthy vegetables and fruits as well as how-to videos for cooking and use.  This site was developed by two FACS graduates and two Nebraska dieticians

Food Detectives Game http://www.fooddetectives.com/
Game that covers how bacteria grow when food is not cooked or handled properly

Institute of Food Technologists http://www.ift.org/knowledge-center/learn-about-food-science.aspx
Includes valuable information from IFT on the importance of food science, careers available, and public policy updates

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics http://www.eatright.org/
Healthy living tips and recipes for different age groups as well as providing instructional videos

Ballreich’s Factory Tour https://www.ballreich.com/t-Virtual%20Tour.aspx
See a 7 minute tour of the history and facilities of potato chip production

Cooking.com http://www.cooking.com/
Large and inventive recipe database

Dole 5 a Day http://www.dole.com/#/superkids/
Creative recipes and resources that utilize as wide variety of fruits and vegetables.  Also has information on farming, organics, and nutrition for fruits and vegetables

International Food Information Council Foundation http://www.foodinsight.org/
Nutrition and food safety resource that works to share information with the public from a science-based perspective

Iowa State University Food Safety http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/
Educational materials, training and articles about a variety of food safety topics

Food Timeline http://www.foodtimeline.org/
Timeline of foods and recipes throughout history

USDA Nutrition Assistance https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/usda-nutrition-assistance-programs
Information about SNAP, food distribution programs, child nutrition programs, and WIC as well as links to a variety of other resources related to the USDA

Nutrition.gov http://www.nutrition.gov/
Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers with topics such as dietary supplements, calories in foods, shopping and meal planning, and weight management

Make Your Calories Count https://www.fda.gov/downloads/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/ucm275972.pdf
Interactive guide that shows students all the parts of nutrition labels

Cooking Matters http://cookingmatters.org/educational-tools
Educational tools for helping users teach others to love healthy food

USDA Farm to School
Information about child nutrition programs and farm to school initiatives that encourage locally produced foods to be served in schools

National Farm to School Network http://www.farmtoschool.org/resources
Resources and information about farm to school initiatives

The Family Dinner Project http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/
Tips for cooking with your family as well as topics to discuss while eating dinner with your family and the advantages of eating together for both physical health and emotional growth

Still Tasty http://www.stilltasty.com/
Guide to shelf life of foods

Food Safety FIRST Resources http://www.foodsafetyfirst.org/fsf_resources_links.html
Links to a variety of food safety resources on topics including handwashing, microbiology, careers, and risk assessment

Foodskey http://www.foodskey.net/index.html
Sponsored by the University of Nottingham, this site has short videos on the science of 15 different food and nutritional items

Fight Bac! http://www.fightbac.org/
Partnership for Food Safety Education website that has articles on how to prevent food contamination and includes lots of free resources

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/
Database of over 8,000 foods that includes complete nutritional information and calculators for changing servings

Stella Culinary http://stellaculinary.com/food-science-101-video-index
Videos on food science concepts such as emulsions, brining, pressure frying, and high altitude baking and cooking

King Arthur Flour: Learn, Bake, Share http://www.kingarthurflour.com/learnbakeshare/
In this FREE Program, kids LEARN to make bread from scratch. They discover that math, science, reading, and baking know-how add up to delicious bread! Kids are excited to take ingredients and their new skills home to BAKE two loaves; one to keep and enjoy and one to SHARE


P&G Everyday https://www.pgeveryday.com/home-garden
Proctor and Gamble website with information and forums on solutions and tricks for the home, garden, and organization

Our Family Place-Home Buyer’s Information Center http://www.ourfamilyplace.com/homebuyer/index.html
Includes checklists, links to credit reports, mortgage, and insurance information, as well as helpful hints for finding and buying a home

Bankrate Calculator http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/mortgages/loan-calculator.aspx
Determine monthly payments based on interest rates and loan terms.  Includes amortization schedule

Interest Calculator http://www.interest.com/calculators/
Home equity, debt consolidation, mortgage qualification, and mortgage payoff calculators

HUD:  Rental Assistance http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/rental_assistance
Information about renting and HUD rental assistance programs as well as buying vs. renting and fair housing rights

HUD:  Buying a Home http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/buying_a_home
Step by step guide to purchasing a home by starting with how much home you can afford all the way through the process until the signing of the papers

Decorator Secrets http://www.decoratorsecrets.com/
Home décor tips divided by room and medium with tips for creating the perfect look from vision to completion

AutodeskHomestyler http://www.homestyler.com/designer
Free home interior design online resource that allows students to share projects via email or on social media

Better Homes and Gardens http://www.bhg.com
Slideshows, articles, and blogs about home décor and improvement

ColorSnap http://snapyourcolors.com
Allows user to upload a picture or link to a picture online which then the program determines what Sherwin-Williams colors match those in the picture

DIY Network Home Improvement http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/topics/home-improvement
How to videos on a variety of home improvement projects

Dream Home Source http://www.dreamhomesource.com/
Search from over 1000 floor plans and collections

The Carpet Site http://www.thecarpetsite.com/
Descriptions and pictures of all kinds of carpets, buyers guides, and information on rugs

Robeson Design YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/robesondesign
Great videos including tips for decorating but also a video about her journey to becoming a designer

Urban Barn Room Planner http://www.urbanbarn.com/category/room+planner.do
Plan any space in a home with products available from Urban Barn.  You can save, share, print and even shop for the items used in the room

Psychology of Colors:  A Guide for Designers http://visual.ly/color-guide-designers
Basic information about the formation and mixing of colors as well as the effects of colors on individuals and their moods and actions

Olioboard https://olioboard.com/
Design spaces or simply idea boards using products from a variety of retailers.  Also has design examples for a wide variety of individual styles and rooms

Home Energy Saver http://homeenergysaver.lbl.gov/consumer/
Tips for saving money and resources through responsible energy use

Home Doctor http://www.homedoctor.net/
Articles on selecting different appliances and features for your home to make the most of your space, budget, and time


Fabriclink http://www.fabriclink.com/
Information about textile creation, care, and innovations

18th Century Clothing http://www.history.org/history/clothing/intro/index.cfm
Images and information about clothing worn by different races, g enders, and socio-economic classes in the 18th century


Occupational Outlook Handbook
Nationwide data on job descriptions, openings, wages, and projections

Keirsey Personality Preference Inventory http://keirsey.com/
Personality preference sorter based on responses to questions concerning temperament

Nebraska Career Connections http://www.nebraskacareerconnections.org/students.htm
Information about career development in Nebraska accessible to all students in the state.  Students can learn about applying for college loans, create an online portfolio, search for colleges, and explore career options

StudyPoint http://www.studypoint.com/ed/
Tutoring site that also includes information on financial aid, resume creation, and common app tips for college applications

Job Interview Tips (for teens) http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Job_Interview_Tips/
List of useful tips for pre and post interviews for teens

The Work Ethic Site http://workethic.coe.uga.edu/
Resources related work ethics now and also with a historical context


Lesson Plan Sources

Click on Family & Consumer Sciences and then on Web Resources.  From there you have two choices – student links and teacher links

World Factbook www.cia.gov
Information about different countries

RubiStar http://rubistar.4teachers.org/

Teach-nology http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/

Fresh FACS http://www.freshfacs.com/
This site, designed by an FCS teacher, contains ‘fresh ideas for teaching Family & Consumer Sciences’. . . several resources can be previewed and purchased.  There are six  free lesson plans:  Ego Pillow, April Design, Ice Cream in a Baggie, Mealtime in Morocco, Tracing our Culinary Roots, and Shop Till you Drop.  The last one was used with 9th grade students of the teacher who submitted this site

Cartoon sites http://www.kingfeatures.com/ & http://ucomics.com/

Screen and Webcam Recorder http://screencast-o-matic.com/home
This site features free 15-minute recordings, screen & webcam recording, plublish to YouTube, and save as a video file

Boundless Resources http://screencast-o-matic.com/home
High-quality content and resources for all your teaching needs in several different subject areas

Global Closet Calculator http://education.nationalgeographic.org/media/globalcloset/
Have your students discover their own global network by completing the “Global Closet Calculator”—a two-part interactive game that introduces the concepts of interdependence and globalization. In the first part, students can see the ways in which their clothes and accessories connect them to people and places around the world. The second part will call on their critical thinking and geographic decision-making skills in an adventurous investigative journey. Students will consider different values and points of view while making a pair of jeans and an MP3 player to earn badges reflecting those choices. Where will your student go?

Monkey See http://www.monkeysee.com/categories/
Watch, Learn, Discover

Writing Prompts http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/

Econ Ed Link http://www.econedlink.org/
Economics and personal finance resources for K-12

Edudemic http://www.edudemic.com/
Connecting education & technology.

King Arthur Flour: Learn, Bake, Share http://www.kingarthurflour.com/learnbakeshare/
In this FREE Program, kids LEARN to make bread from scratch. They discover that math, science, reading, and baking know-how add up to delicious bread! Kids are excited to take ingredients and their new skills home to BAKE two loaves; one to keep and enjoy and one to SHARE


Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics: http://childstats.gov

Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service: http://www.fns.usda.gov

Department of Commerce U.S. Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov

Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov

Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:
Maternal and Child Health Bureau: http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov 
National Center for Health Statistics http://www.cdc.gov/nchs 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: http://www.nichd.nih.gov 
National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.nida.nih.gov 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: https://aspe.hhs.gov/

Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Office of Policy Development and Research: http://www.huduser.org

Department of Justice 
Bureau of Justice Statistics: https://www.bjs.gov/
National Institute of Justice: https://www.nij.gov/Pages/welcome.aspx
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: https://www.ojjdp.gov/

Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov
Women’s Bureau: https://www.dol.gov/wb/

Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: https://www.nhtsa.gov/

National Science Foundation
Division of Science Resources Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs

Office of Management and Budget
Statistical and Science Policy Office: https://fcsm.sites.usa.gov/policies/


Discovery Education http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/?CFID=1858316&CFTOKEN=79e68dc8f5d85594-640A9799-B63F-9084-E4A25E18772090D7
Search lesson plans by subject and grade level.  Health content includes everything from sexual pressures and resolving conflict to farm-to-table and depression. Useful for the following Nebraska courses:

  • 090107 Human Food, Nutrition and Wellness
  • 090108 Advanced Human Food, Nutrition and Wellness
  • 350002 Human Growth and Development
  • 090116 Relationships
  • 090119 Child Development
  • 090117 Parenting Decisions
  • 350015 Early Childhood Education I
  • 350020 Early Childhood Education II

Econedlink http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/1
Economic and resource management lesson plans as well as decision making and opportunity cost lessons.

Readwritethink http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1197402#anchor
In this series of lessons students learn the basics of online electronic portfolio creation as well as creating and utilizing blogs.  Useful for the following Nebraska courses

  • 090104 Life and Career Readiness

ND FACS Teachers Google Site https://sites.google.com/site/ndfacsteachers/
Lots of course resources and lesson plans created by teachers in North Dakota

FCS Teachers Unite Wiki http://fcsteachersunite.wikispaces.com/
A few resources related to different courses as well as sections on course evaluations, interactive activities, and bulletin board ideas

Melanies Corner (sponsored by Learning ZoneXpress) http://melaniescorner.com/
Active blog with ideas for current classroom activities and links to specials for Leaning ZoneXpress

Family and Consumer Sciences Education http://www.fcseducation.org/
Lots of content area information with resources and materials that can be utilized in the classroom

Family Consumer Sciences http://www.familyconsumersciences.com/
Offers new ideas and classroom examples of FACS instruction

Nourish http://www.nourishlife.org/teach/curriculum/
Curriculum focused on food and sustainability.  Includes lessons on seasonal foods, food ads, and ecosystems and food. Useful for the following Nebraska courses:

  • 090107 Human Food, Nutrition and Wellness
  • 090108 Advanced Human Food, Nutrition and Wellness
  • 370021 Culinary Skills I
  • 370022 Culinary Skills II

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy http://www.iatp.org/documents/farm-to-school-youth-leadership-curriculum-all-lessons-and-worksheets
Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy http://www.iatp.org/documents/farm-to-childcare-curriculum-package
Farm to Childcare Curriculum Package

Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences http://ccfcs.tizrapublisher.com/
In addition to offering paid curriculum resources, this site also has many free curriculum components from a variety of FACS courses


Teacher Submitted Shared Resources and Lessons

Curriculum Resources to Share

This page will contain powerpoints, quizzes, notes, and tests that have been developed by teachers that are willing to share them with other teachers. This also includes resources shared through the FACS Listserv.

Topics include (click each link to be redirected):

Advanced Human Food, Nutrition & Wellness

Business, Hospitality, and Tourism Prostart I

Business, Hospitality, and Tourism Prostart II

Child Development, Education & Parenting

Culinary Arts

Early Childhood Education I

Early Childhood Education II

Experiencing Teaching

Exploring Education and Training

Fashion Design and Marketing

FNS Food Production, Nutrition, and Health

FNS Food Science

FNS Nutrition Science

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Health Sciences/Health Care

Housing & Interior Design

Human Food, Nutrition and Wellness

Human Growth & Development

Introduction to Human Sciences

Life and Career Readiness

Parenting Decisions


Textiles, Construction & Design





Foods & Nutrition I


Foods & Nutrition I Curriculum Guide
90 Day Pacing Guide
How to Write a Work Schedule

Career Exploration PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Nutrition PowerPoint
Nutrition Guidelines PowerPointTaken from the Glencoe Food for Today Textbook, Chapter 10
Keeping a Healthy Weight PowerPoint – Taken from the above book, Chapter 11
Study Guide – Taken from the above book, Chapter 10-11
Outline for Notes

Working with Equipment & People
Working with Equipment & People PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Kitchen Basics
Kitchen Basics PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Food & Kitchen Safety
Food & Kitchen Safety PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Pastry PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Eggs PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Milk PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Reading & Vocabulary Assignment
Reading & Vocabulary Assignment Key

Cheese PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Reading & Vocabulary Assignment
Reading & Vocabulary Assignment Key

Baking PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Baking Procedures Assignments
Cake Recipes

Cookie Recipes

Breads & Cereals
Breads & Cereals PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Yeast Bread Joke

Sugar Cookery
Sugar Cookery PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Meal Planning – Breakfast
Meal Planning-Breakfast PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Lab Project

Closure to Foods & Nutrition I
Semester Test Review


Foods & Nutrition II


Foods & Nutrition II Curriculum Guide
90 Day Pacing Guide

Careers in the Food’s Industry
Careers in the Food’s Industry PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Nutrition PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Kitchen Basics
Kitchen Basics PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Food & Kitchen Safety
Food & Kitchen Safety PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Math Applications
Math Applications PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits & Vegetables PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Starches PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Salads, Dressings, Dips & Condiments
Salads, Dressing, Dip & Condiment PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Sandwiches PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Stocks, Soups & Sauces
Stocks, Soups & Sauces PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Meat, Poultry & Fish
Meat, Poultry & Fish PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Meal Planning – Lunch & Dinner
Meal Planning — Lunch & Dinner PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Lab Project

Multicultural Foods
Multicultural Foods PowerPoint

Closure to Foods & Nutrition II
Semester Test Review

Supplemental Lessons to Foods & Nutrition II
Food Consumption & Costs Around the World PowerPoint
Herbs & Spices PowerPoint


Scientific/Clinical Nutrition


90 Day Pacing Guide
Curriculum for Scientific/Clinical Nutrition

Careers in Nutrition
Careers Worksheet

My Plate Food Guide
My Plate Food Guide PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Internet Activity

Food Safety and Sanitation
Food Safety and Sanitation PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Fat Tom Lab
Handwashing Glo Germ Lab

General Principles of Nutrition
General Principles of Nutrition PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Special Diets Assignment

Digestion PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Absorption & Metabolism
Absorption & Metabolism PowerPoint

Outline for Notes
Calorie Burning Lab
Osmosis Experiment
Saltine Cracker Anticipatory Set
Supplemental Reading about Olympic Champions’ Diet

Protein PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Foams Lab

Special Diet Assignment

Carbohydrates PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Carbohydrate Lab Assignment
Sugar Crystallization Lab/Rock Candy

Fats PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Supplemental Reading on Trans Fats
Worksheet for Supplemental Reading on Trans Fats
Recipe Sheet

Water Soluble Vitamins
Water Soluble Vitamins PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Recipe Sheet

Fat Soluble Vitamins
Fat Soluble Vitamins PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Lab: Effects vinegar, soda, use of lid, and water on vitamins

Macrominerals PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Microminerals PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Water PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
High Content Recipes

Fiber PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Sensory Evaluation of Food
Sensory Evaluation of Food PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Sensory Evaluation of Spaghetti Sauces & Colas

Food Production & Packaging
Food Production & Packaging PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Nutritive Value Chart for the Lab

Closure to Scientific/Clinical Nutrition
Semester Test Review Sheet


Culinary Arts


Culinary Arts Curriculum

Design in Culinary Arts
Elements & Principles of Design in Culinary Arts PowerPoint

Garnishing PowerPoint
Cheesecake Contest
Garnishing Techniques
Knife Sharpening

Icing & Piping Techniques
Icing Recipes
Basket Weave & Rope
Basket Weave
Cake Daisy

Dough Sculpture
Dough Sculpture

Gingerbread Houses
Gingerbread Houses PowerPoint

Table Appointments
Table Appointments PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Project Rubric

Meal Service & Table Etiquette
Meal Service & Table Etiquette PowerPoint
Outline for Notes

Setting the Table
Setting the Table PowerPoint

Meal Planning
Meal Planning PowerPoint
Outline for Notes
Restaurant Cookbook

Multicultural Foods
Multicultural Foods
Lesson Terms



Teach FACS in Nebraska

While there are multiple benefits to teaching, we are confident that teaching Family and Consumer Sciences in Nebraska is a unique opportunity. From outstanding and varied professional development offered to our teachers to the personal and professional support from a varied group of over 500 teachers state-wide, we have so much to offer.  Family and Consumer Sciences like many Career and Technical Education fields is and will continue to experience a shortage of teachers.  Schools begin advertising open positions as early as October and unfortunately, many go unfilled.  In addition, there are multiple opportunities to be employed as schools work to expand their Family and Consumer Sciences departments. For information about teacher shortages in Nebraska, please visit the NDE Educator Preparation page .  Here you can find information about shortage areas that qualify for federal loan forgiveness.

Whether you would like a small class of 25 or a large class of 500, a rural school or a school in a downtown metropolitan area, a school overlooking the rolling Sandhills of Nebraska or one in a wooded area, there is a position for you.  For more information about teaching FACS in Nebraska continue to read below or contact Kristin Vest, Family and Consumer Sciences Career Field Specialist at 402-471-4814 or kristin.vest@nebraska.gov

Positions Available

Click the link below to view current open positions for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers in Nebraska.  We will do our best to keep these postings up to date however, if you are aware of a position opening or closing, please contact Allison Kreifels.

Teach FACS in Nebraska Openings

Teacher Certification

Nebraska’s Teacher Certification office can assist you in applying for or renewing a certificate.  This office can also answer any questions you may have about adding endorsements, getting a certificate if you studied out of state as well as necessary course work to receive your Nebraska Teaching Certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences. There are many opportunities for alternative teaching certificates through the Transitional Teaching Permit and Career Education Teaching Permit as well.  See all of the information at their website to determine what route to teaching is best for you.

Nebraska Teacher Certification

Teacher Preparation Programs

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Family and Consumer Sciences Education 
Contact: Sheree Moser, smoser2@unl.edu

Chadron State College

Family and Consumer Sciences
Contact: Yvonne Moody, ymoody@csc.edu

Wayne State College

Family and Consumer Sciences Major
Contact: Carol Erwin, caerwin1@wsc.edu

Transition to Teaching

The University of Nebraska-Kearney offers a Transitional Certification Program for a those with a Bachelor’s degree who are interested in pursuing teaching as a career.  While in this program, individuals are eligible for employment as well as receiving credit toward a Master’s Degree. For a Family and Consumer Sciences endorsement, students must be offered employment by a school. For more information about this program visit http://www.unk.edu/academics/ted/transitional_certification/ or contact Dr. Wendy McCarty, Director at 308-865-8074 or mccartywl@unk.edu .

Nebraska Professional Directory

Human Sciences & Education Professional Directories

This directory is provided for convenience in networking other professionals. For additional networking opportunities check out the FCSTN and NAFCS resources.

Nebraska FACS Teacher Directory

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National Standards Executive Summary


National Standards Executive Summary

The National Standards Executive Summary is a document that was developed by a committee of the National Association of State Administrators for Family & Consumer Sciences Education.

The Executive Summary was designed so that all but one page would be consistent across the nation; one page was reserved for each state to depict the Family & Consumer Sciences Education program in that specific state. You will find the Nebraska information on Page 13 in the document. Pages 8-9 contain the "wheel" that identifies the Family & Consumer Sciences as a program area of Career and Technical Education that contributes to the career clusters and reinforces 21st Century Skills.

The pages are designed so that it may be printed in booklet format on legal-sized paper.

Pages 1-16
Pages 2-15
Pages 3-14
Pages 4-13
Pages 5-12
Pages 6-11
Pages 7-10
Pages 8-9



As the Nebraska affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, NAFCS provides programming to benefit all content areas of Family and Consumer Sciences.

For more information, visit their website at http://nafcs.unl.edu/



FCSTN – Family & Consumer Sciences Teachers of Nebraska

FCSTN Webpage

Retired Membership Flyer

FCSTN LiveBinder: Member Only Resources

Carol Kreutzer
Kearney High School
Past President
Suzanne Neefe
Hemingford High School
President Elect
 Kelsey Kummer 
Millard South High School
Carmen Hall
  Omaha Bryan High School   
Jan Smaus
Beatrice Middle School

For more information about experiencing all of the benefits of membership in FCSTN, please contact Membership Chair, Kelsey Kummer at kakummer@mpsomaha.org


Say YES to Professional Involvement


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
Career Cluster Student Interest Survey
Why Career Readiness Video

For further information and resources, visit the ACTE website.

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 kristin.vest@nebraska.gov

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


FACS Focus

FACS Focus December, 2016

FACS Focus August, 2016

Happy New Year! What’s New for 2016? – January 2016

Fall Workshops | Your yearly connection to FACS in Nebraska – September 2015

The “Flipped Classroom” – February 10, 2015

FACS Teacher Spotlight: Krystal Kolb, Omaha Bryan – February 3, 2015

CTE Month 2015 – January 20, 2015

Cooperative Learning Part 2 – January 13, 2015

New Year, New Program – December 30, 2014

FACS Teacher Spotlight: Part 1 – December 16, 2014

FACS reVision: 1 Year Later – December 9, 2014

Course Coding: What’s the big deal? – December 2, 2014

Technology Resources Part 2: iPad Apps – November 25, 2014

Tech Resources Part 1 – November 18, 2014

reVision – November 11, 2014

Marketing Your Program – October 28, 2104

Reading Comprehension: Part 2 – October 14, 2014

Reading Comprehension Part 1 – October 7, 2014

Say “YES” to FACS! – September 30, 2014

Classroom “Management” – September 23, 2014

FCSTN: More than just another acronym! – September 16, 2014

What is this “listserv” all about? – September 9, 2014

Fall Workshops are around the corner! – September 2, 2014

Nebraska Standards for Career Ready Practice – August 26, 2014

FACS/Health Sciences Website – August 19, 2014

Welcome to FACS Focus and a new school year! – August 12, 2014

Beginning FACS Teacher Program

Stay tuned for more updates as this program develops and grows. 

Mentoring Program

The Nebraska Family and Consumer Sciences Mentor and Protégé Program. 

This program is designed for the professional development and growth of our new and experienced professionals by providing a system of support for both.  We are currently seeking applicants for this program both as Mentors and Protégés.  Please see the documents below on the expectations and opportunities for the program.

For Mentors
Mentor Handbook
Mentor Report Form
Contact Log
Mentor Application Form

For Protégés
Protégé Handbook
Protégé Report Form
Contact Log
Protégé Application Form

Professional Development