Family and Consumer Science Standards


South Carolina Family and

Consumer Sciences Standards





Family and Consumer Sciences 1


B. Interpersonal Skills

B1.    Analyze personal character traits that impact interpersonal relationships.

B2.    Compare functions and expectations of various types of relationships.

B3.    Demonstrate communications skills that contribute to positive relationships.


Career, Community, and Family Connections

C1.    Investigate potential career pathways including the knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with Family and Consumer Sciences.

C2.   Demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and teamwork skills.


D.  Family

D1.   Explain the impact of family on individuals and society.

D2.   Analyze the effects of cultural and social diversities on individuals and families.


E. Nutrition and Wellness

E1:   Evaluate nutrition and wellness practices.


F. Consumer and Family Resources

F1.   Justify the use of resources to meet needs and wants of consumers.

F2.   Analyze the impact of technology on consumer decisions.


G.  Fashion and Apparel

G1.   Demonstrate basic construction skills.


H. Food Production and Service

H1.   Demonstrate food safety and sanitation procedures.

H2.   Apply food preparation methods and techniques.


I. Parenting

I1.   Analyze the roles and responsibilities of parenting.

I2.   Evaluate parenting practices that impact child development.


J. Housing

J1.   Evaluate housing options in relation to available resources.


K. Human Development

K.1.   Analyze the effect of heredity and environment on human growth and development.


Family and Consumer Sciences 2


B.  Career, Community, and Family Connections

B1.   Apply career development principles to ensure personal and professional growth.

B2.   Demonstrate skills needed for community and workplace settings.

B3.   Analyze Family and Consumer Sciences careers.


C.  Consumer Services

C1.    Investigate consumer programs, services, and laws.

C2.   Assess the labeling, packaging, and warranty information of consumer goods.


D.  Education and Early Childhood

D1.   Create strategies to meet children's needs for each stage of development.

D2.   Evaluate safe and Healthy environments for children.


E.  Facilities Management and Maintenance

E1.   Evaluate procedures for sanitary, safe, and secure environments.

E2.   Demonstrate techniques and strategies of quality service to meet consumer expectations


F.  Family and Community Services

F1.   Identify local, state, and national agencies that provide family and community services.


G.  Food Production and Services

G1.   Demonstrate food preparation methods and techniques.

G2.   Demonstrate food safety and sanitation procedures.


H.  Food Science, Dietetics, & Nutrition

H1.   Analyze nutrient requirements across the life span.


I.  Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation

I1.   Identify lodging, travel, and recreation programs and events.


J.   Interpersonal Relationships

J1.   Differentiate between functional and dysfunctional relationships

J2.   Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills in interpersonal relationships.


K.   Interiors And Furnishings

K1.   Assess needs as they relate to interiors and furnishings.


L.  Textiles

L1.   Recommend appropriate procedures for the use and care of textiles.


Family Life Education Standards

A.   Interpersonal Skills/Communication Skills


A1.   Analyze the results of utilizing the decision-making process.

A2.   Demonstrate communication skills that contribute to positive relationships.

A3.   Describe functions and expectations of various types of relationships.

A4.   Analyze the emotional, physical, economic and legal benefits of marriage.


B.    Health and Wellness


B1.   Analyze health and wellness practices.

B2.   Identify proper nutrition habits and physical activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.

B3.   Identify factors that affect food safety and sanitation from production to consumption.

B4.   Explain the impact of HIV/AIDS, STI's, and chronic and acute diseases on families and individuals.


C.  Family Development throughout the Life Cycle


C1.   Compare family life cycle stages with human development stages.

C2.   Explain how functions and structures of families change over time.

C3.   Determine the importance of preparing for a family.

C4.   Demonstrate respect for diverse perspectives, needs and characteristics of individuals and family.


D.   Family Resource Management

D1.    Identify financial management needs of individuals and family (banking, insurance, credit, medical, budgeting, major purchases and leisure activities).

D2.      Analyze how knowledge and skills related to family resources affect the well-being of individual, families.

D3.      Identify costs of providing basic needs for families.

D4.      Examine how work impacts the individual and family financially,  emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually.


E.    Crisis Management

E1.       Explore different types of family crisis.

E2.       Evaluate conditions affecting individuals and families experiencing crises.

E3.       Identify professional services and education for individuals and families experiencing crises.


F.    Careers

F1        Integrate knowledge, skills and practices required for careers involving the family.

F2.       Explore family and community services career paths.


Fashion, Fabric and Design 1

A.        Fibers and Fabrics

A1.      Identify natural versus manmade fibers and their origin.

A2.      Classify the performance characteristics of natural versus manmade fibers.

A3.      Differentiate between basic fabric construction methods.

A4.      Evaluate care methods of textiles.


B.            Construction Techniques

B1.       Identify safe practices in the use of equipment, tools, and supplies.

B2.       Demonstrate selection, use and care of equipment.

B3.       Interpret commercial patterns.

B4.       Demonstrate construction skills.


C.          Design

C1.      Identify elements and principles of design.

C2.      Describe clothing for individuals with special needs.


D.           The Fashion Industry

D1.      Analyze fashion cycles.

D2.      Describe a merchandising/promotion plan for clothing and textiles.


E.            Consumer Issues

E1.       Identify influences in the selection and purchase of textile products.

E2.       Select textile products based on financial resources.


F.            Careers, Entrepreneurship and Professional Practices

F1.       Determine education and training requirements for career pathways.

F2.       Evaluate skills necessary for professionalism.


Fashion, Fabric and Design 2

A.           Fibers and Fabrics

A1.      Evaluate fibers and textile materials.

A2.      Analyze the performance characteristics of textiles.

A3.      Differentiate between basic fabric construction methods.

A4.      Demonstrate safe and effective care methods.


B.            Construction Techniques

B1.       Model safe practices in the use of equipment, tools and supplies.

B2.       Demonstrate selection, use and care of equipment.

B3.       Alter commercial patterns.

B4.       Demonstrate advanced construction skills.


C.          Design

C1.      Utilize elements and principles of design.

C2.      Demonstrate use of design technology.

C3.      Critique designs that address trends and issues.


D.           The Fashion Industry

D1.      Interpret historical influences on fashion.

D2.      Assess merchandising/promotion plans for apparel and textile products.


E.            Consumer Issues

E1.       Select textile products based on financial resources.

E2.       Review textile legislation, standards and labeling in the global economy.


F.            Careers, Entrepreneurship and Professional Practices

F1.       Identify opportunities for employment and entrepreneurial endeavors by career clusters.

F2.       Model skills necessary for professionalism.



Food and Nutrition Standards


A.           Nutrition

A1.      Determine nutrient requirements across the life span.

A2.      Develop a plan to meet personal and family nutrition and wellness needs throughout the life cycle.

A3.      Apply USDA Dietary Guidelines in planning and preparing foods to meet nutrition and wellness needs.

A4.      Investigate nutrition in culturally diverse cuisines.

A5.      Select nutritious menus for special occasions and special needs.

A6.      Analyze scenarios that incorporate the decision making process.

A7.      Integrate decision-making principles when making consumer choices.


B.    SAFETY AND SANITATION (ServSafe and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point – HAACP)

B1.       Evaluate conditions and practices that promote safe food handling.

B2.       Summarize information regarding food borne illnesses as a health issue for individuals and families.

B3.       Determine safety and sanitary procedures when receiving, preparing, storing and serving food.

B4.       Select appropriate procedures for administering basic first aid.

B5.       Maintain and safe and sanitary working environment.

B6.       Demonstrate essential personal hygiene practices.


C.  Kitchen Work Centers

C1.      Demonstrate the proper use of kitchen utensils and equipment to include proper safety and sanitation techniques.

C2.      Design work centers for efficient use of time and motion.


D.   Meal Preparation

D1.      Apply basic recipe skills.

D2.      Plan an efficient time/work schedule.

D3.      Prepare foods from the USDA Basic Food Guide Groups using healthy cooking techniques.


E.    Table Service and Ettiquette

E1.       Demonstrate etiquette suitable for various situations (written, verbal and non-verbal).

E2.       Demonstrate various food presentation techniques.

E3.       Determine table service suitable for specific functions.


F.    Careers

F1.       Evaluate occupations and preparation requirements for careers in nutrition and food service industries.

F2.       Explore the impact of food and nutrition occupations on local, state, national, and global economies.



Parenting Education


A.   Characteristics of Effective Parenting

A1.      Develop strategies to encourage high self-esteem.

A2.      Evaluate personal readiness for parenthood.

A3.      Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.


B.    Teenage Pregnancies

B1.       Identify the consequences of teenage pregnancies.

B2.       Identify community resources that provide services for teen parents and their children.

B3.       Describe the roles and responsibilities of teenage fathers.


C.  Parenthood Roles and Responsibilities

C1.      Assess the roles, responsibilities and rewards in being an effective parent.

C2.      Investigate societal issues affecting individual, family and community well-being.

C3.      Investigate cultural differences in parenting styles.

C4.      Plan strategies to obtain and allocate resources (time, space, money, energy) to ensure emotional and physical well-being of parent and child.

C5.      Determine criteria for selecting care and services for children.


D.   Planning for Parenthood

D1.      Investigate nontraditional methods for becoming a parent, i.e., adoption, medically assisted pregnancies.

D2.      Describe methods of birth control in the context of family planning.

D3.      Investigate the advantage of marriage in parenting.


E.    Growth and Development

E1.       Describe comprehensive health care and nutritional practices before and during pregnancy.

E2.       Determine medical choice that must be made in regard to labor and delivery, i.e., anesthesia, doctors, childbirth methods, etc.

E3.       Describe the role of the parent in guiding children’s physical, social, emotional, moral and intellectual development.

E4.       Explore acceptable methods of guidance used to modify behavior in a child.


F.    Careers

F1.       Examine career opportunities related to parenthood education.

F2.       Demonstrate career development techniques.

F3.       Demonstrate job-seeking skills using technology.