The Family and Consumer Sciences Common Core Curriculum Grids cross-map the stands and standards for each FACS course that has a skill certification test with the math common core, the English Language Arts common core, and high school science core curriculum.
Updated grids are under development. More information coming soon.
FACS ListServ File Cabinet
Get resource ideas organized by course.
FACS Lesson Plans/Curriculum Guides - UEN
View the Utah Education Network (UEN) pages for lesson plans and resources related to FACS courses.
FACS State Approved Textbooks
Schools need to purchase basal/core or recommended primary materials that have gone through an independent alignment to the Utah Core. Schools may still purchase materials not listed on the state RIMs list as long as they have been reviewed and approved by their local school board.
Food and Nutrition: Classroom and Laboratory Management
This guide has been developed and field tested in junior and high school classrooms. The intent was that it be utilized as needed by individual teachers, in part or as a whole, to supplement nutrition and foods science curriculum. Included in this guide are units on mathematics and kitchen design. Concepts related to both are basic to management in the foods laboratory.
Life Smarts, the ultimate consumer challenge, is an educational opportunity that develops the consumer and marketplace knowledge and skills of teenagers in a fun way and rewards them for this knowledge. The program complements the curriculum already in place in high schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. LifeSmarts, run as a game-show style competition, is open to all teens in the U.S. in high school and now, thanks to the Junior Varsity program, middle school students may compete as well.
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences
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.
ProStart is a two-year, nationwide program that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders. ProStart serves 95,000 students at over 1,900 high schools in 48 states, Guam and U.S. military bases. A life changing experience for the students, educators and mentors that make up the program, ProStart trains students academically in the classroom and experientially on the job.
In high school, Utah ProStart students can:
Learn the basics of the food service industry.
Learn from a specially designed curriculum that emphasizes real-work experiences.
Travel to a job-site where they can be given opportunities to practice what they have learned
Have the opportunity to take this two-year program designed to help them toward a promising career in hospitality.
Learn the basic skills of the food service industry.