This podcast is about recruiting, supporting, and maintaining family and consumer science (FCS) educators in the modern day home economics class. We have candid conversations, stories and share valuable resources that help us succeed in our classroom this includes classroom management, promoting FCS in schools and communities, class culture, and life skills.
- An Outreach program dedicated to keeping the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public serious harm. Our website is continuously updated with breaking news from Government agencies, Watchdog Groups, and concerned citizens regarding product recalls and medication safety.
- A website that strives to make information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products accessible to everyone in a transparent, easily understandable way.
Family & Consumer Sciences Committee
- Contains some FACS lesson plans, recipes, videos, links, Jeopardy & Millionaire power point templates.
- A Family Consumer Science publishing company that publishes lesson plans, booklets, and even adorable vintage looking FACS note cards, calendars, recipe cards, etc.
- Templates for creating 16 types of online activities, including flash cards, word search, battleship, challenge board, and cloze exercises. Quia activities are designed with different learning styles in mind to suit the needs of all your students.
- Complete online testing tools that allow you to create quizzes, grade them with computer assistance, and receive detailed reports on student performance.
- American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences official website
Family and Consumer Science National Standards
- “The National Association of State Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences Education (NASAFACS), an affiliate of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACS) Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), first began development of national standards for family and consumer sciences in May 1995. The project to develop national standards created an atmosphere that celebrated the variety that exists among state philosophies and blended multiple approaches to standards and educational delivery systems. The resulting work became a powerful tool for showcasing the movement from home economics, with an emphasis on technical homemaking skills, to Family and Consumer Sciences Education, with its focus on broader family and society issues, and provided significant new direction for the field. For the last decade, the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education (NASAFACS, V-TECS 1998) has provided a strong and clear conceptualization and a common direction for Family and Consumer Sciences Education at the national, state, and local levels. “