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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

A↔B

 

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

A↔B

 

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.

 

Interpersonal and Family Relationships 11 (Formerly Part of Family Studies 12)

A→B

 

Interpersonal and Family Relationships 11 falls under the umbrella of Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies.  The aim of the course is to provide a broad overview of how relationships form and change.  There will also be an overview of effective communication, wellness, and safety in interpersonal relationships.  Students will examine the variety of ways people communicate as well as the components of healthy and unhealthy relationships.  The following aspects will be explored:

  • factors involved in interpersonal relationships, including types, roles, and function
  • nature of committed relationships, including the influences of community and culture
  • factors involved in ending relationships
  • components of healthy relationships and how to thrive and reciprocate in a variety of interpersonal relationships
  • indicators of unsafe relationships and actions to ensure safety of self and others
  • interpersonal relationship communication styles and strategies
  • cultural sensitivity and etiquette, including ethics of cultural appropriation
  • problem-solving models

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. Part A is therefore required for Part B of the course.

 

 

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

A→B

 

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

A→B

 

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

A→B

 

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.

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