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A Fresh Take on Family and Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Science (FCS) isn't just hemming pants and baking a cake anymore. Today FCS instruction addresses life skills such as financial literacy, career planning, leadership training and more. The resources included in this collection help you approach Family and Consumer science instruction with a fresh perspective that offers a variety of innovative, engaging and educational activities, and resources that address just about every area that FCS covers.
A Collection By Tracy Pinkard
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A Fresh Take on Family and Consumer Science
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The introductory activities presented on Ms. Schlemmer's Website are multi-media (including presentations, recipes, worksheets, projects and more) and address a range of areas such as safety and sanitation, interior design, child development, and more.
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    Integrating Movies into Your FCS Curriculum

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    Carol Erwin does a great job exploring ways movies can be used in Family and Consumer Science lessons. She addresses considerations that should be made when deciding whether a movie is appropriate to include in the lesson. For example, is there a true connection between the movie content and the FCS standards being taught? Can just a clip be shown or is the whole movie needed? Short enough to be reviewed while lesson planning, this is a resource that can be turned to again and again.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    These lesson ideas from JustFACS include activities, presentations, worksheets, games and more all related to nutrition. The variety of quality resources provided is outstanding, making this web page one you should definitely bookmark.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This collection of resources compiled by FamilyConsumerSciences.com is awesome! The resources are varied in terms of topic (interpersonal relationships, personal finance, leadership, etc.) as well as type of activity (project, worksheet, journal, etc.) Each link contains a brief description of the resource, making it easy to find the perfect activity for your lesson.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This professional project by Courtney Levig does an absolutely amazing job exploring child development in the context of Family and Consumer Science. She provides excellent, detailed, standards-based activities related to this area along with examples, rubrics, and assessment strategies. The annotated bibliography is worth bookmarking by itself, so I highly recommend reviewing and saving this pdf.
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    pte.idaho.gov

    Activity/Resource Guide for Exploratory Family and Consumer Science

    7 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    Prepared by the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education, this extensive report offers over 30 activities addressing topics ranging from diet and nutrition to self-esteem and values, to personal care and grooming. This resource is perfect, not only for the individual FCS teacher but also for a team of teachers to use when unit planning.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The American Association of Family and Consumer Science presents an excellent infographic that examines the stability of FCS programs nationwide. This resource not only quickly demonstrates the importance of effective and highly-qualified FCS teachers, but also shows where there are opportunities for professional growth in this field.
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