8th Grade Pacing Guide


    Course outline:


    A.         Family Dynamics(3weeks)

    1.           Family Functions

    2.          Family Structures

    3.          Family Responsibilities

    4.          Community resources for the family


    B.          Food Preparation (entire marking period)

    1.           Students prepare , Omelet Breakfast, Chicken/Vegetable stir-fry, Soft Pretzels, Charity Oatmeal Cookies (donated to the homeless shelter) and sticky buns (special treat).

    2.          Emphasis is placed on cooperating, completing individual tasks, and following directions

    3.     Participate in Iron Chef Competition

    C.          Nutrition (2weeks)

    1.           Examine MyPlate  

    2.          Examine functions of nutrients

    3.          Examine health risks associated with lack of certain nutrients

    4.          Dangers of fad diets

    5.          Symptoms ofeating disorders and how to help


    D.         Time Management (1 week)

    1.           Analyze personal daily routines

    2.          Ways to save time and improve routine

    3.          Time management in kitchen


    E.          Importance of Recycling (1 to 2 periods)