Home and Careers 7
The seventh grade Home and Careers program is
designed to help the students improve their quality of life by
preparing them to meet their present and future responsibilities as
family members, consumers, home managers, and wage earners. Seventh
grade students will attend home and career classes for fifteen
weeks. The goal of the curriculum is to develop skills, which lead
to effective decision-making, problem solving, and management in all
areas of daily living. They include the following:
Personal Development – awareness of self and
relationship with others.
Personal and Family Resource Management –
consumer skills and money management, nutrition, clothing, and
Career Planning – an overview of work,
awareness of their interests, abilities, and values related to
work and a career, and look at tentative career plans.
Seventh grade technology is the first half of
the one unit junior high technology program. The emphasis in this
course is on the history of technology, the resources of technology,
and the components or subsystems that make up larger technological
systems, students will use tools and machines to solve technology
related problems. Seventh grade students will attend technology for
fifteen weeks on an everyday basis.
Home and Careers 8
By the end of eighth grade all students are
required to complete a ¾ unit in the study of home and career
skills. As in technology, the emphasis in this course is on process,
problem solving, decision-making, and management. The topics include
personal development, resource management, and career planning.
Students receive home and career instruction for ten consecutive
weeks on an every day basis.
All students are required to take one unit of
technology by the end of eighth grade. The emphasis in this course
is on process and problem solving. Students design and construct
solutions to challenging problems. In eighth grade students receive
twenty consecutive weeks of technology study on an every day basis.