Home Economics

MOSAIC: Foods

Learn to cook for yourself, your friends and your family! Students will learn the basics of simple food preparation and nutrition. Topics covered include: baking (muffins, biscuits, cookies), and simple meals (chow mein, pasta). There is a strong emphasis on group collaboration and cooperation in this course.

Foods 10

This course gives students the opportunity to learn new techniques and prepare a variety of dishes while trying new foods. Students will develop new skills that will allow them to safely prepare food for themselves, friends and family. Skills acquired in this class also transfer well to the work place. Recipe selection is based on seasonal ability and class input. Design challenges and cooking competitions enable students to put their new cooking skills to work. There is a strong emphasis on group collaboration and cooperation in this course.

Foods 11/12

This is a course for the cooking enthusiast who is eager to become skilled in international and gourmet cuisine. This hands-on applied skills course provides an advanced study of food preparation and builds on skills learned in the introductory foods course. Learn to budget, shop and cook healthy meals for yourself and family members. Explore advanced techniques such as preservation, meat processing, pasta making, cooking without a recipe and much more. There is a strong emphasis on group collaboration and cooperation in this course.

Child Development and Caregiving 12 (Formerly Part of Family Studies 12)

Child development and Caregiving 12 falls under the umbrella of Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies.  The course follows a developmental psychology model.  The focus will be on theories of child development, including cultural influences, and how and why theories change over time; stages of development from birth to age 12, including cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development; as well as an exploration of the acquisition of language and speech.  Other topics include legal rights and responsibilities of caregivers, pregnancy, prenatal development, methods of childbirth and delivery, the role of play, and theories of caregiving styles and their impacts on child development. The latter half of the course will require that students use their knowledge from the earlier section of the course to explore service design opportunities that include child development and caregiving.

 Textiles 9: Mosaic

This course will cover topics in parts and functions of the sewing machine, fabric terms, construction techniques, measurement, and garment care.  Student projects include a string bag or a pair of pyjama shorts.

Textiles 10

This course will cover basic pattern layout, markings and sewing techniques.  Students begin production of their technique portfolio by creating samples of seams, seam finishes and gathering using the sewing machine and serger as well as hand sewing samples.  Students will study fiber and fabric properties as well as the garment industry.  An introduction to the principles and elements of fashion design will help the students understand the design process as they create their projects.  Projects include a hoodie, sewing for the CHSS musical, a creative craft project and a mending assignment.  Higher level techniques include zipper applications, a project with collar and buttons.

Textiles 11

Prerequisite: Textiles 10

Students continue production of their technique portfolio by creating samples of seam finishes, hemming, darts and facings using the sewing machine. Topics to be covered include an examination of fiber and fabric properties toward an end use plus the principles and elements of fashion design as well as global awareness of the garment industry and the history of fashion including style and design.  Projects include a housecoat, sewing for the CHSS musical, a creative craft project and a student choice project as long as it includes a dart technique and a waistband. Pattern alterations will be considered with each project as well as flat pattern design.  Flat pattern design will allow for increased student creativity.

 

Textiles 12

Prerequisite: Textiles 11

Students continue production of their technique portfolio by creating samples of pocket variations and zipper styles using the sewing machine. Theory topics to be covered include an identification of fiber and fabrics and style and design within the fashion industry as well as labeling and marketing. Projects include sewing for the CHSS musical, a creative craft project and student choice projects that include outerwear, a new pocket technique or a problem fabric.  This course will delve into dart manipulation to increase student creativity.  A prototype half scale draft pattern will be completed and then made into a final garment Students will have access the 5 thread serger and coverstitch machine to produce professional level garments.