What's Happening in the FACS Department
by Sandy Wilken
August 26, 2009
Mrs. Wilken - Family and Consumer Sciences Dept
Welcome to my web page! I am thrilled to be teaching in my 16th year at CHS (24 in all). I have taught a variety of classes in the FACS Department, but currently teach LIFE (Learning for Independence, Family, and Employment), Clothing I, and Adult Living. Below you will find course descriptions. Besides teaching, my passion is for FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America). We hope to get an FCCLA link soon, but in the mean time, trust me, the officer team has been working hard to plan a fun year!
L.I.F.E. (Learning for Independence, Family, and Employment) - 1st hour & 4th hour (A-day) and 7th hour (B-day)
LIFE is an introductory, prerequisite class to the FACS curriculum. The discussion-based class is designed to introduce students to the many facets of the department and to equip them to become conscientious, contributing members of their respective families, schools, and society as a whole. Most specifically, topics covered throughout the semester include relationship skills, families and children, consumer education, health and wellness, working in the kitchen, clothing, housing, and careers.
CLOTHING II - 2nd hour, A-day and 6th hour, B-day
This class increases the level of knowledge and skills of students as they construct several different projects, including a book cover with applique, a zipper garment, a Christmas tree centerpiece, and a cross-stitch ornament. Primary units of study include "Managing Your Apparel Dollar" and "Advanced Sewing Skills."
ADULT LIVING - 5th hour, B-day
This junior/senior class is designed to allow students to analyze the conditions that relate to their own individual physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development from the time of his/her birth through adulthood. Discussions revolve around the concepts of heredity and its link to individual identity, communication and problem-solving skills, family relationships, dating and marriage, family crises and concerns, and adulthood/old age. Each student is also asked to read "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman and apply the knowledge learned in this book to to the different levels of relationships studied throughout the semester.