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Designing a Home

For most families, housing is the area of need that requires the greatest expenditure of money over the lifespan.   In the Family and Consumer Sciences classroom, students create a book that explains the process of making wise decisions about housing.  First, they analyze the needs of a family, including how their values, the type of family and the stage of the family life cycle, affect their choices. They’ll write the text, upload it into the…


Added by Andrea Holtry on March 27, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Sharing Mind Maps

Juggling family, work and community responsibilities is the ultimate challenge in our fast-paced society.  In the high school Family and Consumer Sciences classroom, students are using Mindmeister to apply their value system as they set goals and SMART objectives.  For the first step, they analyze Maslow's hierarchy of human needs and a description of their role models to clarify their value system.  From a beginning node in Mindmeister… Continue

Added by Andrea Holtry on March 19, 2011 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

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