Life Skills Skillathon

A skillathon is a hands-on way of learning where students roate through a series of stations with specific tasks to master at each station. In this life skills skillathon students learn how to do laundry, fold laundry, take out stains, sew on buttons, tie a tie, iron clothes, and find colors that look good on them. I used this for high school seniors but I think it could be used just as well for middle schoolers.

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College Project

Get your college bounds students prepared with this detailed project preparing them for life on the college campus. Have them choose their courses before they leave, plan a budget, apply for scholarships, and create a campus map.

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Dietary Analysis

Objective Students will evaluate their own diets, sleep, and exercise to see if they are healthy or not and set goals that will help improve upon their diets, exercise, or amount of sleep. Set Ask the students if they consider…

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Bag Market

A one day mini lesson on fashion marketing coupled with a bag design competition. This lesson is especially good for an introduction to fashion design.

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It is our desire to create a huge collection of Family Consumer Science Lesson Plans to help other teachers have a place to start when faced with new courses or topics that they have to teach. It is our goal…

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Blooming Onion Lab

I originally starting doing this lab after a student suggested that we make blooming onions like the ones that they serve at Outback Steak House. I enjoy trying to recreate foods that are sold to consumers so I took on the challenge. In this case a recipe already existed online for Outback’s version so I tried it and my students approved!

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Food Network Cake Project

Food Network is very popular among my students so I decided to have them create their own show! I specifically have them demonstrate how to make a cake in front of the class but this idea can be tailored to any unit that lends itself to student demonstrations.

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