Course Descriptions - Home Economics

HOME ECONOMICS 8 (MHE--08)

Home Economics 8 is part of the Applied Skills Rotation with Technology and Business Education. The Home Economics Department offers an exploratory program in both Foods/Nutrition and Clothing/Textiles. In Foods and Nutrition students will have the opportunity to learn basic nutrition, cooking techniques and food preparation.  They will apply this information to a practical cooking lab situation. In Clothing and Textiles, students will have an understanding of basic construction techniques and the use of the sewing machine. This knowledge will then be applied in the creation of a simple, practical, and useful sewing project – boxer shorts. Basic supplies will be provided to students in order to meet the learning outcomes of all courses.  Should a student wish to use optional materials to enhance or elaborate upon the learning outcomes, then these may be purchased directly and brought to the school.

 

TEXTILES - ARTS & CRAFTS 1/2/3 (YHEC-0A)/(YHEC-1A)/(YHEC-2A)

Do you like crafts?  Do you like “Pinterest”?  Then this course is just for you.  You don’t need any previous experience or craft skills.  The emphasis is on personal and decorative craft skills, so if you have a talent and/or are interested in this area, be sure to sign up!

 

Students will be given an opportunity to experiment with special techniques and methods of fabric construction, colour application, and design.  Some of the projects will be PJ’s for a “Breakfast with Santa” event, Christmas crafts, a Quillow (a pillow that magically unfolds into a quilt), weaved friendship bracelets, a wheatbag puppy, recycled projects, and more.  Basic supplies will be provided to students.  However, should a student wish to use optional materials to enhance or elaborate upon the learning outcomes; then these may be purchased directly and brought to the school.

 

FOODS AND NUTRITION 1 (MFDN-10)

This course is an introductory course for students to develop an interest and enjoyment of food. This course offers students the basic principles of food preparation and cooking techniques, including quick bread, yeast bread, breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and seasonal baking, such as Halloween cookies, Holiday cookies, Valentine’s Day cookies, and Easter bread. Moreover, students will have an opportunity to promote healthy food choices by using Canada’s Food Guide as a resource. As a result, basic and practical skills are developed and enable students to continue on by having a strong foundation into senior level foods courses.

 

FOODS AND NUTRITION 2/3 (MFDN-11/MFDN-12)

It is mandatory to take Foods 1 before being accepted into Foods II & III.

Food II /III is the continuation of preparation techniques and nutritional knowledge acquired in the Food Studies I (FDN 9/10) course. The course is designed for students who have a keen interest in food preparation, and are ready to practice advanced techniques. Students will have the opportunity to prepare a variety of meals while leaning more about nutrition, as well as learn about foods from other cultures. Baking for special occasions of the year, such as Halloween and Christmas, include Fondant Cake Decorating, Gingerbread Houses, and Valentine’s Day.

 

TEXTILES 1 (Mtxt-10)

This course is designed for students with little or no sewing background.  It covers the use of a sewing machine, the basic principles of clothing construction and simple pattern alterations as well as the introduction to the serger.  The students will sew three garments using easy to handle woven fabrics: a skirt/pants, unlined jacket, and a garment of their own choice. A recycling project will be introduced by reforming old clothes to something unique.  They also learn how to select clothes that are more becoming and suitable to their lifestyle. Basic supplies will be provided to students in order to meet the learning outcomes of all courses.  Should a student wish to use optional materials to enhance or elaborate upon the learning outcomes, then these may be purchased directly and brought to the school.

 

TEXTILES 2 (MTXT-11)

It is strongly recommended that students have previous Textiles experience.  This course develops individual expression in clothing selection, and covers advanced principles of pattern alterations, clothing construction and a fabric study unit.  The students will work toward a co-ordinate wardrobe by constructing garments and accessories of a complex and challenging level.  They will gain more confidence in using the serger as well as the conventional sewing machine.  Some of the projects for this year will include:  a lined skirt/pants, a lined jacket and a garment of their own choice.  Reforming, alteration techniques will be applied throughout the course. Basic supplies will be provided to students in order to meet the learning outcomes of all courses.  Should a student wish to use optional materials to enhance or elaborate upon the learning outcomes, then these may be purchased directly and brought to the school.

 

TEXTILES 3 (Mtxt-12)

Prerequisite:  Textiles II

It is strongly recommended that students have previous Textiles experience.  This course is designed for those students who would like to gain further knowledge and skills relating to clothing and textiles.  The students are expected to use advanced techniques and technologies to produce textile items.

 

This is a project-oriented course, which enables the students to create garments of their choice based on the learning outcomes.  Pattern designing and drafting techniques will be introduced.  Some of the projects for this year will include: a designed skirt/pants, a tailored jacket or a graduation or evening dress and a garment of their choice. Basic supplies will be provided to students in order to meet the learning outcomes of all courses.  Should a student wish to use optional materials to enhance or elaborate upon the learning outcomes, then these may be purchased directly and brought to the school.