Family & Consumer Sciences Education empowers individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. Our unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships.
This site is designed with the teacher in mind. Whether you are brand new or experienced you will find helps on integrating technology, foods labs, classroom management, FCCLA AND much more! You will definitely want to check this site out!
Cooking with Celebrity Chef Videos
Check out “Kitchen Quarantine” with Chef Massimo Buttura on YouTube. Students will enjoy seeing these and what a great way to start the conversation about dishes beyond a “cheeseburger and fries”!
Teach Food Science
The FDA Professional Development Program in Food Science is a sustained development opportunity for middle level and high school science, health, and family and consumer science (FCS) teachers. Get more information by visiting the website!
- MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:
- Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition. Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars. Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles. Support healthy eating for everyone.
- This program provides evidence-based, easty-to-use resources to help educators further develop their approaches to teaching every student. They are a nonprofit group, all materials are free for educators to use.
Center on the Developing Child
- What can we do during this incredibly important period to ensure that children have a strong foundation for future development? The Center on the Developing Child created this Guide to Early Childhood Development (ECD) to help parents, caregivers, practitioners, and policymakers understand the importance of early childhood development and learn how to support children and families during this critical stage.
The Beginning of Life Documentary - Short Clips
- Check out these “short clips” of a documentary “The Beginning of Life”. The clips shine a light on the importance of the early years by documenting the lives of young children and their families across the world.
The George Washington University Museum & the Textile Museum
- The Textile Museum Collection. Preview nearly 4,000 works of handmade textile art from Middle Eastern, Asian, African, and indigenous American cultures spanning 5,000 years. We are working to digitize all 21,000 works in time for The Textile Museum’s centennial in 2025. This first batch of digital records includes works exhibited in the past decade.
Food Fun at Home
- Spending more time at home? Looking for easy meals, ways to involve your children in preparing meals and snacks, or how to stay active? Check out the ideas on this website to make cooking at home a family affair!
- A variety of videos for food preparation to interior design! Check them out!
Be A Better Baker!
- Baker Bettie is a trained chef, baking educator and demonstrator on a mission to take the intimidation out of baking. She truly believes that understanding the processes and whys of baking is far more valuable than any recipe alone. But let's not over-complicate things. Betty is offering the “Fundamentals of Baking Course” for free.
- The Dibble Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes relationship training for youth—especially in the context of dating and romantic connections. Our goal is help to young people build a foundation for healthy romantic relationships now, and for lasting, positive family environments in the future. They do provide “free” movie guides that may be an option when discussing certain aspects of healthy relationship. Their curricula are not offered for free.
Dibble Institute – Especially for Adults
- The Dibble Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes relationship training for youth—BUT their materials are just for students. Need a little instruction in self-care in these unstable times. The institute has a 12-session class on Self-Care. Check it out here. If you can’t make a session, they post it on YouTube.
- Looking for some service-learning opportunities. FCCLA has partnered with LEAD4CHANGE and your students can be recognized for their work. This is a student leadership program where students make BIG changes. They can work individually or as a team. A leadership curriculum with a community service framework.
National FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America
- FCCLA advisers enjoy many benefits including resources, professional development opportunities, leadership growth, and networking. These benefits are available to any adviser at any experience level. If you currently advise a chapter, use the portal to login to see all the free teaching resources for you to use in your classroom on a variety of FCS education topics.
NDSU Extension Resources
- The extension service provides great teaching resources and it is research-based! You can trust what you are teaching because it is based on facts. www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension
- FCS Specific Topics and links follow:
- #adulting www.ag.ndsu.edu/adulting
- Mental and Behavioral Health www.ag.ndsu.edu/cff/resources-for-emotional-and-mental-health
- Children, Parents, and Families www.ag.ndsu.edu/cff/children-parents-and-families-folder
- Personal and Family Finance www.ag.ndsu.edu/money
- Food Preparation www.ag.ndsu.edu/food/food-preparation (tons of recipes here--most are pretty simple)
- Food Safety www.ag.ndsu.edu/food/food-safety
- Health and Nutrition (including a section on Adolescent Health and Nutrition) www.ag.ndsu.edu/food/health-and-nutrition
- And more recipes! www.ag.ndsu.edu/food/recipes
- The Family Table www.ag.ndsu.edu/familytable may be great when families are quarantined together. There is a list of topic-starters that can be printed out.
- Realityworks provides comprehensive learning solutions that pair curriculum with hands-on learning aids, student activities and assessment tools to create innovative learning environments. RealityWorks is providing access to their FCS curriculum. This includes the topics of Infant Simulators, Reproduction and Pregnancy, Child Care Education, Culinary, Geriatrics.