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Welcome to Orchard Park Family Studies!

 

 

Things are Changing in Family Studies

 The new Social Sciences and Humanities Curriculum was released in December, 2012.  There are changes to both the titles and content of the courses offered by the Family Studies Department. Changes are summarized in the table below.

Grade Level

 

Title

Course Code

 

Former Title

Former Course Code

9

Exploring Family Studies HIF 1O Individual and Family Living

10

Clothing HNL2O New!

10

Food and Nutrition HFN2O No change

11

Understanding Fashion HNC3C Fashion and Creative Expression HNC3O

11

Raising Healthy Children HPC3O Parenting

11

Working with Infantsand Young Children HPW3C Living and Working with Children

12

Nutrition and Health HFA4U Food and Nutrition Sciences HFA4M

12

Families in Canada HHS4U Individuals and Familiesin a Diverse Society HHS4M

12

Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents HPD4C New!

12

Personal Life Management HIP4O New!

What students are saying:

Grade 9 HIF1O                 

“In the long run, I really think this course has given me new skills that I will take with me through life.  I now know how to do new things so that I can be responsible and independent.”

Grade 10 HFN2O             

“I believe this course will be useful in the future when I grow up.  I will need to cook and care for myself, and this course has given me the confidence and experience to do so.” 


 Courses Offered in Family Studies, Cosmetology, and Hospitality and Tourism: 

Grade Course Code Course Name
9 HIF 1O Exploring Family Studies – Open
10 HNL2O  Clothing – Open
10 HFN2O Food And Nutrition – Open
10 TJX2O Hairstyling and Aesthetics – Open
11 HNC3O Understanding Fashion – Open
11 HNC3O Understanding Fashion – Open
11 HPC3O Raising Healthy Children – Open
11 HPW3C Working with Infants and Young Children – College Preparation
12 HFA4U Nutrition and Health – University  Preparation
12 HHS4U Families in Canada – University Preparation
12 HPD4C Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents – College Preparation
12 HIP4O Personal Life Management – Open

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Course Descriptions

Grade: 9

Course Code:  HIF1O

Course Name: Exploring Family Studies, Open

Description:  This course explores, within the context of families, some of the fundamental challenges people face: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Students will explore adolescent development and will have opportunities to develop interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life. They will learn about the diverse ways in which families function in Canada and will use research skills as they explore topics related to individual and family needs and resources.  Prerequisite: None.

 

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Grade 10

Course Code:  HNL2O

Course Name:  Clothing, Open

Description:  This course introduces students to the world of clothing. Students will gain knowledge about clothing and will demonstrate basic skills associated with techniques and technologies used to create garments and accessories. Students will learn about the functions of clothing and accessories and what clothing communicates about the wearer. They will learn how to enhance their personal wardrobe by assessing garment quality and will develop shopping strategies and an understanding of various retail formats. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to clothing.  Prerequisite: None.

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Grade 10

Course Code: HFN2O
Course Name: Food And Nutrition, Open
Description: 
 This course focuses on guidelines for making nutritious food choices. Students will investigate factors that influence food choices, including beliefs, attitudes, current trends, traditional eating patterns, food marketing strategies, and individual needs. Students will also explore the environmental impact of a variety of food choices at the local and global level. The course provides students with opportunities to develop food preparation skills and introduces them to the use of social science research methods in the area of food and nutrition.  Prerequisite: None.

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Grade: 11
Course Code: HNC3O
Course Name: Understanding Fashion, Open
Description:  
This course introduces students to the world of fashion. Students will gain an understanding of theories related to fashion trends and of how culture, media, fashion cycles, retailing, and social and environmental factors influence fashion trends and consumer behaviour. Students will use various tools, technologies, and techniques safely and correctly to create fashion items. They will apply knowledge of fibres, fabrics, and the elements and principles of design when creating and assessing fashion-related products. Students will develop research skills as they investigate topics related to fashion.  Prerequisite: None.

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Grade: 11
Course Code: HPC3O
Course Name: Raising Healthy Children, Open
Description:  This cour
se focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing.  Prerequisite: None.

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Grade 11

Course Code: HPW3C

Course Name:  Working with Infants and Young Children, College preparation

Description:  This course prepares students for occupations involving children from birth to six years of age. Students will study theories about child behaviour and development, and will have opportunities for research and observation and for practical experiences with young children. Students will become familiar with occupational opportunities and requirements related to working with infants and young children. They will also have opportunities to develop research and critical-thinking skills as they investigate and evaluate current research about early childhood education.  Prerequisite: None.

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Grade: 12

Course Code: HFA4U
Course Name: Nutrition and Health, University preparation

Description:  This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

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Grade: 12
Course Code: HHS4U
Course Name: Families in Canada, University preparation

Description:  This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

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Grade 12

Course Code:  HPD4C

Course Name:  Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents, College preparation

Description:  This course prepares students for occupations involving school-age children and adolescents. Students will study a variety of theories about child behaviour and development, and will have opportunities for research and observation and for practical experiences with older children. Students will become familiar with occupational opportunities and requirements related to working with older children and adolescents. They will develop research skills used in investigating child and adolescent behaviour and development.

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

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Grade 12

Course Code:  HIP4O

Course Name: Personal Life Management, Open

Description:  This course focuses on preparing students for living independently and working successfully with others. Students will learn to manage their personal resources to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and housing. They will also learn about their personal, legal, and financial responsibilities and develop and apply interpersonal skills in order to make wise and responsible personal and occupational choices. Students will apply research and inquiry skills while investigating topics related to personal life management. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences.  Prerequisite: None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated on Thursday, October 06, 2016.
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