Lindsey has been teaching for 2 years and enjoys teaching FACS, because she feels that it teaches “real world” concepts. “So many of my students can use resume writing, job searching, or child development strategies in their day to day life.” She will also be using her FACS skills outside her classroom to teach life skills classes at her community’s Crisis Pregnancy Center
Lindsey uses her SmartBoard for reviewing purposes and foldables to teach vocabulary and development milestones. She also does a really neat project based on HGTV’s DesignStar White Box Challenge. “My students can create a space using all of the design elements and principles we learned. They come up with the idea and execute it!”
Below find the handout that she gives her students at the beginning of the project along with the introductory PowerPoint. She has her students tour a space in the school to “design” after showing them scenes of HGTV Design Star “White Box Challenge” so they have an understanding of what they are being asked to do.
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