OTH060: Family and Consumer Science

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

In this course, students develop skills and knowledge to help them transition into adult roles within the family. They learn to make wise consumer choices, prepare nutritious meals, contribute effectively as part of a team, manage a household budget, and balance roles of work and family. They gain an appreciation for the responsibilities of family members throughout the life-span and the contributions to the well-being of the family and the community.

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Course Length

One Semester

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Money and You

Topics include balancing your checkbook, what's in a lease, and making buying decisions.

  • Supporting Yourself and Your Family
  • Managing Your Money
  • Establishing a Home
  • A Responsible Consumer

Unit 2: A Balanced Family and Work Life

Topics include preventing violence and abuse. Students see dimensional floor plans and learn to design a room.

  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Putting Plans into Action
  • Family Matters
  • A Home for Life

Unit 3: Living a Healthy Life

Topics include safe food practices, a healthy diet, and childhood obesity.

  • The Science of Food
  • Food for Health
  • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Cooking

Unit 4: Raising Children

Topics include brain development and child-rearing strategies.

  • Developmental Stages
  • A Healthy Environment
  • Nurturing Children

Unit 5: Supporting the Community

Topics include supporting the community and community support for families.

  • Conserving Resources
  • Assisting the Family
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling