Category: Housing

Interactive Notebooks

Serina wrote in asking if I had any resources for family consumer science interactive notebooks. Unfortunately a typical google search doesn’t produce anything but interactive notebook materials for science, English, and history classes. However, Interactive Notebooks are a great fit for Family and Consumer Science classes!

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Window Treatments

This lesson teaches the basics parts of a window, window treatments and how to measure for window treatments. It also allows students to physically “make” small versions of different window treatments. These projects make great display pieces for your department’s display case or open house!

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Housing of the Future: Tin Can Houses

This activity helps students to get in the mind set of interior and architectural design. Aleksandr Mergold and Jason Austin architects from Pennsylvania have come up with the innovative idea of making pre-fabricated housing using farm grain dryers. This housing challenge provokes students to design innovate housing using tin cans.

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April’s FACS Teacher of the Month: Lindsey Lewis

This month’s Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Month is Lindsey Lewis FACS teacher and Electives Department Head at Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Family and Consumer Sciences Course Expectations & Outlines

Need some ideas on how to construct your course or write curriculum? Here are a few examples from other Family Consumer Science programs!

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Interior Design PowerPoints, Worksheets & Links

Lesson Plans Color Wheel Lesson Plan color wheel mobile (PDF) Edible Color Wheel Lesson Elements and Principles of Design Teacher Resource (PDF) Worksheets Color Theory (PDF) Color Wheel (Word) Elements and Principals of Art (TPT) Design the Elements (PDF) Daylight Design…

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Choosing a Place to Live

This is an innovative real life problem solving lesson on choosing a place to live. I came up with it when I was student teaching and was myself in search of a job and place to live. So, I had my students use my scenario to find me a place to live. I gave them lists of my needs and wants and had them try to persuade me to choose the location they chose for me. I made it into a competition-the group that found a location that fulfilled the most needs & wants off my list and did the best job persuading me won.

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