APP2100: FACS: Essential Life Skills

05/01/2024 to 05/30/2025 • Modified 04/23/2024

Course Description

This year-long course establishes foundational skills for students to live as independent individuals. Students will be provided instruction on finding a job, choosing a career and education, personal finance and banking, buying and maintaining a vehicle and home, consumer rights, health and wellbeing, culinary skills and basic recipes, textiles, cleaning, and building healthy, godly relationships. Students will complete a variety of practical assignments, including collecting recipes, searching for an apartment, and completing tax forms.

Prerequisite

None

Schedule

Module 1: Education & Employment

  • Week 1: The Basics of Independent Living
  • Week 2: Career Interests & Education
  • Week 3: Finding a Job
  • Week 4: Employee Responsibilities, Rights, and Benefits & Quiz

Module 2: Finances

  • Week 5: The Economy, Personal Finances, and Taxes
  • Week 6: Budgeting
  • Week 7: Shopping on a Budget & Budgeting Project
  • Week 8: Banking, Credit & Consumer Rights
  • Week 9: Borrowing, Insurance & Exam

Module 3: The Cost of Independence

  • Week 10: Transportation & Finding Housing
  • Week 11: Securing an Apartment
  • Week 12: Moving In, Utilities & Consumer Rights and Protections
  • Week 13: Avoiding Scams, Government Protections & Quiz

Module 4: Health & Wellbeing

  • Week 14: Wellness, Nutrition & Natural Remedies
  • Week 15: Healthy Eating, Hygiene & Mindfulness
  • Week 16: Exercise, Healthcare & Personal Safety
  • Week 17: First Aid & Fire Prevention
  • Week 18: Household Emergencies & Exam

Module 5: Life Skills: Food Basics

  • Week 19: Food History, Chemistry & the Basics of Grocery Shopping
  • Week 20: Non-Perishables, Processed Foods, Food Storage & Meal Planning
  • Week 21: Meal Budgeting, Project & Cooking Equipment
  • Week 22: Sanitation, Cross-Contamination, Preparation & Quiz

Module 6: Life Skills: Food Preparation

  • Week 23: Basic Cooking Terms & Skills
  • Week 24: Eggs, Meat & Potatoes
  • Week 25: Pasta, Sides & Meals that Stretch
  • Week 26: Sweet Things
  • Week 27: Bread, Recipe Collection Project & Exam

Module 7: Life Skills: Taking Care of Your Possessions

  • Week 28: Clothing Choices
  • Week 29: Laundry, Ironing & Mending
  • Week 30: Cleaning
  • Week 31: Home Maintenance
  • Week 32: Automotive Maintenance & Quiz

Module 8: Healthy Relationships & Family Life

  • Week 33: Relationships & Conflict Resolution
  • Week 34: Families & the Early Stages of Life
  • Week 35: Infants, Children & Special Needs Family Members
  • Week 36: Aging Family Members, Work/Life Balance & Exam

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