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    High School Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum
     
    THE WORLD OF FOOD

    This hands-on course is designed for the student who wishes to be self-sufficient in the kitchen or for someone considering a food related career. Basic cooking techniques and principles are an important part of this course. Using the food pyramid as a guide, emphasis is placed on nutrition, meal planning and food preparation. This is a great fundamental course for someone seriously interested in the study of food. This class will aid in problem solving, measuring and fractions.

     

    FAMILY AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

    Explore child development beginning with conception continuing through pregnancy and child birth. ¨DBecome a parent¡¬ and find out whether you are ready to cope with the responsibilities of parenting at this point in your life. Learn about the development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers through hands on experience.

     

    PRE-SCHOOL PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE I (P.S.P.E.I)*

    This course is for those who love working with children and may be considering a career in teaching, child care, or pediatric medicine. The students actually plan, prepare and conduct a pre-school for three and four year old children. If you are planning on taking Pre-school II it is recommended that you take Preschool I and II in the same year.

     

    PRE-SCHOOL PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE II (P.S.P.E II)*

    This class enables you to continue your study of the developing child. Using such techniques as teacher observations and age appropriate lesson plans you will develop several portfolios for career planning, teaching a unit and a scrapbook for each preschool student. This is a class for those students willing to put time and effort into their class.

     

    ADVANCED PRESCHOOL I AND II*

    These classes will expand on Preschool Practical Experience I and II, adding to the previous year¡¯s portfolios. *NOTE: Any student taking the preschool classes will be on a two week probationary period. This is a class where you must be willing to work hard and maintain above average attendance. If you choose not to adhere to these conditions, you will be dismissed from the class.