Have you ever noticed that kids love foods that look like things they recognize like animals, bugs, toys, people, etc.? It is fun to create cute snacks that kids like and that are safe and healthy for them too! For…
After studying various cuisines from around the world students use technology to create their very own restaurant. Students decide on the type of cuisine they want to serve, the style of restaurant, the location, menu items, menu style & layout, and create a commercial. This is a project based unit incorporating 21st century skills!
In adult life there are many practical questions that require problem solving skills and a little math. This lesson has students figure out the benefits and costs to joining a shopping club like Sam’s Club. Guide your students through a real life case study that requires lots of critical thinking, a little math and the chance to use Excel!
Although the W.I.S.E. program isn’t necessarily a Family and Consumer Sciences course it certainly fits the teaching style and practical application that we’re all used to. So if your high school doesn’t offer a senior project this is a great course to add to your FACS course offerings. W.I.S.E. stands for Wise Individual Student Experience. It is very similar to senior projects except it is typically an elective offered to Juniors and Seniors.
This lesson forces students to think about the travel & tourism industry as a whole, historically. There are two projects that have students plan a vacation for a specific amount of money. There is also a mini assignment that has students create a timeline of how the travel/tourism industry changed over time in America. Finally, there is an mini-paper assignment about the future of tourism/travel.
Tired of messy physical posters? Introducing Glogs–virtual, interactive posters that don’t take up physical space and are a blast to create. Use this new virtual poster technology with any subject! This lesson is a fast, fun way to teach students about sandwiches and incorporate technology all at the same time!
SONIC has partnered with DonorsChoose.org again to support public school classrooms. In the last two years, $1.3 million has been donated to help teachers and students across the country. Family Consumer Science Teachers: it’s time to get your projects registered for the fall when voting begins!
Time Frame: Minimum 2 days in class project work + presentation days Objective: Evaluate the effects of gender on life in America and around the world. Set Using the Smart Board or a white board ask the class to brainstorm…
There has been a lot of hype and a nation wide stirring about Fast Food over the past couple years thanks to movies like Super Size Me and Food, Inc.
Most recently Fast Food hit the news again as a photographer startled the world with pictures of “the indestructible happy meal” that looked exactly the same for over six months that it was on her shelf the only difference being that it was hard as a rock. So I ask my students to do a similar experiment decomposing fast food in my classroom window, make their own predictions, take pictures, and finally draw their own conclusions.