Nebraska Family & Consumer Science

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Vaccine Dilemma

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This unit includes 5 lessons that culminate in students using scientific inquiry to create a group presentation discussing childhood vaccination. Using inquiry-focused reading, a video, and activities, students will learn how to formulate a conclusion based on scientific evidence. Students will research and choose additional texts to support their conclusions. When choosing additional sources, students are required to consider the questions: Is the information I am using good science? Is it a reliable source? The unit includes discussing the Wakefield Study as an example of poor scientific research and how poor research can spread inaccurate information. Students will need to include quoted information to support their conclusions and a MLA Works cited page Students will watch a documentary, NOVA: Vaccines-Calling the Shots. Before viewing each section , students will read a supplementary essay. Students will answer and discuss the questions that accompany each video segment and essay. Using their discussions and answers, each group will devise their own set of two questions for each segment. They will answer and defend their conclusions using fact based research.

Material Type: Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Lesson Plan, Reading

Authors: Molly Horn, Madeleine Wright

Sensory Toys Make Sense!

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Students design and create sensory integration toys for young children with developmental disabilities an engineering challenge that combines the topics of biomedical engineering, engineering design and human senses. Students learn the steps of the engineering design process (EDP) and how to use it for problem solving. After learning about the human sensory system, student teams apply the EDP to their sensory toy projects. They design and make plans within given project constraints, choose materials, fabricate prototypes, evaluate the prototypes, and give and receive peer feedback. Students experience the entire design-build-test-redesign process and conclude with a class presentation in which they summarize their experiences with the EDP steps and their sensory toy project development.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Kristen Billiar, Terri Camesano, Thomas Oliva

Family Members Published

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Mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, and uncle are just a few words you will learning about in this seminar.  You will be able to identify various family members in your family as well as in other people's families by using possessive adjectives as well.  Combine this new knowledge with previously reviewed adjectives and verbs to begin telling more and more about what others are like and what they do.ACTFL StandardsCommunication: Interpersonal Communication, Presentational CommunicationComparisons: Cultural ComparisonsLearning TargetI can say or write something about the members of my family and ask about someone’s family.Habits of MindApplying past knowledge to new situationsCritical Thinking SkillInternalize

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: IU8 Author

Clothing Items Published

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What kind of clothing do you wear; jeans, a t-shirt, socks, and sneakers?  Be able to describe your clothing style using the vocabulary for clothing items as well as the adjectives and colors you have already learned in previous seminars.  You will also be able to walk into stores or look at others to identify clothing items in Spanish.ACTFL StandardsCommunication: Interpersonal Communication, Interpretive CommunicationCultures: Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives, Relating Cultural Products to PerspectivesConnections: Making ConnectionsComparisons: Cultural ComparisonsCommunities: School and Global CommunitiesLearning TargetI can list items I see every day.Habits of MindApplying past knowledge to new situationsCritical Thinking SkillConstruct Meaning 

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: IU8 Author

Math in Fashion

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Following a profile of fashion designer and Project Runway winner Chloe Dao, students are prompted to alter garment designs, using their sense of style combined with their math skills to hit target price points. Algebra concepts explored include: linear relationships; rates (percents), ratios, and proportions; using multiple representations; algebraic and numeric expressions, equations, and inequalities. Please click the Display SPL link below to view. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection. Using segments and web interactives from Get the Math, this lesson helps students see how Algebra I can be applied to the world of fashion, challenging them to use algebraic concepts and reasoning to modify garments and meet target price points.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: The Moody's Foundation, WNET

The Bad Bug Book

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The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) prepared this online handbook on foodborne pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and parasites) and natural toxins. Chapters are arranged under the following headings: Pathogenic Bacteria, Enterovirulent Escherichia Coli Group, Parasitic Protozoa and Worms, Viruses, Natural Toxins, Other Pathogenic Agents, and Appendices. The intent of each chapter is to provide basic facts regarding these organisms and toxins including their characteristics, habitat or source, associated foods, infective dose, characteristic disease symptoms, complications, recent and/or major outbreaks, and any susceptible populations. The chapters also contain minimal information on the analytical methods used to detect, isolate, and/or identify the pathogens or natural toxins.

Material Type: Reading

Pickle Lab

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In this online activity, learners experience the thrill of pickle making, and explore how a cucumber becomes a pickle. In this "virtual kitchen," leaners discover that pickling takes practice to determine the best recipe (or conditions) for pickling cucumbers. These conditions include room temperature and amount of salt. Use this activity to help learners explore the science of cooking.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: The Exploratorium

Interior Design Model

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This course is designed to teach students the elements of design. Students learn to create an impact through the use of color, fabrics and textures. Instruction includes the history of interior design, furniture styles, design theory, and project presentation. Students will learn to determine the scope of a project, develop and present a proposal, and implement a project. Communication skills, interpersonal skills, teamwork, and ethics are addressed. English language arts and math are reinforced throughout the course.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

Psychology, Lifespan Development, Lifespan Theories Published

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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Discuss Freud’s theory of psychosexual developmentDescribe the major tasks of child and adult psychosocial development according to EriksonDiscuss Piaget’s view of cognitive development and apply the stages to understanding childhood cognitionDescribe Kohlberg’s theory of moral development

Material Type: Module

Finding Employment: A HS Family and Consumer Sciences Lesson

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Secondary educators across Lebanon County, Pennsylvania developed lesson plans to integrate the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards with the content they teach. This work was made possible through a partnership between the South Central PA Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) and Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) and was funded by a Teacher in the Workplace Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. This lesson plan was developed by one of the talented educators who participated in this project during the 2018-2019 school year.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Kelly Galbraith, Cynthia Miller

21st Century Skills: Resilience

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A set of instructional videos paired with a simple assessment. Learners that get a passing score are awarded a digital badge. Topics covered: Being Prepared Bouncing Back and Learning from Adversity Dealing with Conflict and Compromise Seeing Personal Growth as a Way of Life

Material Type: Assessment

21st Century Skills: Self-Awareness

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A set of instructional videos paired with a simple assessment. Learners that get a passing score are awarded a digital badge. Topics covered: Evaluating Strengths and Areas of Growth Understanding the Effects of Actions Workplace Manners Finding a Good Fit

Material Type: Assessment

FACS: Nutrition & Wellness

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FoodSpan This free, downloadable curriculum provides high school students with a deep understanding of critical food system issues, empowers them to make healthy and responsible food choices, and encourages them to become advocates for food system change. The food system spans the activities, people, and resources involved in getting food from field to plate. Along the way, it intersects with aspects of public health, equity and the environment.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan

Author: Melanie Hackett

Vaccination

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Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work? This unit will help those with a background in biology understand the historical development of vaccination, assess the various types of vaccines used today, examine their production and explore the limitations that are placed on vaccination programmes.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Reading, Syllabus