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Madison Metropolitan School District

FCS Life Skills

Family & Consumer Scicne Life Skills Course

Course Descriptions:

Culinary Basics - FCS1010, .5-credit, Grades 9-12, Course Fee:  $30

This course is for students who want to learn food preparation techniques.  Units of study include:  nutrition, safety and sanitation, proper use of equipment, etiquette, and menu planning.  Teamwork is emphasized so you will enjoy working in kitchen labs and will develop a love of fresh healthy food.  May be repeated for credit.

Fashion & Sewing - formerly Fashion Design – Clothing Construction 1 - FCS3010, .5-credit, Grades 9-12, Course Fee:  $30

All students from any level of sewing ability will learn to use a sewing machine and pattern to plan and complete sewing projects. Fashion, sewing, and consumer skills are emphasized. A variety of career options in the clothing and fashion industries are explored. Each student will complete at least one machine sewing project using pattern and construction skills. Advanced students may work ahead on new skills independently. Units of study include:  fabrics and their care, line and design, color, pattern selection, clothing construction, and careers.  

Independent Living** - FCS2060, .5-credit, Grades 10-12 

Prepare yourself for a life after high school.  Personal growth, financial literacy, legal responsibilities, protective behaviors--many topics to make your transition to the real world easier.  

Healthy Relationships - FCS2050, .5-credit, Grades 11-12

This course takes a mature look at the many aspects surrounding relationships and sexuality.  Students taking this course should be willing to participate in a discussion based format. Units of study include: understanding ourselves, communication, decision‐making, relationships, abstinence, and family crisis.