Family and Consumer Science Boxed Set
The curriculum not only covers cooking, sewing, and health, but Christian character and building good relationships as well.
The set includes 10 LIFEPACs that each deal with different topics. Christian Character and Appearance covers inner beauty, physical beauty, and proper behavior. This includes everything from character and living by Bible principles, to nutrition and hygiene, actions and communication. What's Cooking? is about getting acquainted with the kitchen, recipes, and meal management. Topics include kitchen equipment and appliances, food budgeting, and food storage. Let's Eat deals with nutrition, food preparation, meal planning, and food service. Healthy food choices and correct ways to prepare them is the main focus of this book.
The Clothes You Wear covers fashion, design and appearance, textures and fabrics, and care of clothes. The Clothes you Sew discusses sewing equipment, selecting pattern fabric and notions, layout, cutting, marking, pressing, and projects. Interior Decorating is the sixth LIFEPAC and includes a brief history of interior decoration, an introduction to design and decoration, specific treatments, visual enrichment, and sewing for the home. Your Home and You teaches hospitality, etiquette, and home management. The eighth LIFEPAC is about practical helps for working people and is entitled Financial Freedom. It covers getting a job, personal finance, legal matters, forms, and contracts. Child Development and Care teaches things like ages and stages, care of children, safety and first aid, and babysitting. Relationships instructs on how to forge good relationships at home, school, work, church, and social events. It also gives advice on choosing the right mate. Each LIFEPAC includes worksheets and offers related activities such as cooking and sewing for the student to participate in. Each section has review quizzes to promote and assess learning. The Boxed Set includes a complete Teacher’s Guide with a synopsis of every LIFEPAC and additional activities for additional or advanced learning. A set of LIFEPACS only (no Teacher Guide) is also available for teaching additional students or to reuse the course later with a younger child. ~ Rachel S.
Alpha Omega LIFEPAC sets consist of worktexts and teacher materials; they are available for grades K-12 in all subject areas. Lifepac Boxed Sets include all the student Lifepacs and the teaching materials for each subject. We also sell the sets of Lifepacs (student worktexts only), in case you already have the teaching materials for a subject and just need the consumable worktexts. Lifepacs are a mastery-based curriculum, and all instruction is offered in the consumable worktexts along with the workbook pages. There are 10 worktexts for one year courses (5 worktexts for one semester courses and Lifepac Selects) in grades 1 through 12 and two workbooks for each subject at the kindergarten level. Math and Language Arts are the only two subjects available for kindergarten. Answers are found in the Teacher edition for each subject. This is a student-paced curriculum. We will now be offering complete LIFEPAC Sets for grades K through 12. These sets include complete Lifepac sets, both student and teacher, for each subject. The kindergarten level includes language arts and math only. Grades 1 through 12 sets include five subjects Bible, Math, Language Arts, Science, History/Geography. Math progression for grades 9 through 12 is algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, and pre-calculus. Science for grades 9-12 is general science, biology, chemistry, and physics. Grades 9-12 history/geography is civics & world history, world history, American history, and government & economics. English I through English IV are grades 9 through 12 and includes, writing, literature, grammar, and more.
Alpha Omega Publications offers several lines of Bible-based curriculum in all major subject areas. Each one fits different family needs.
LIFEPACs are sets of worktexts and teacher materials. Available for grades K through 12 in all major subject areas and some electives. All instruction and practice is provided in the consumable worktexts. LIFEPAC are a mastery-based curriculum, and is student-paced.
Another option from AOP is Horizons. Horizons is available for grades PK through 12, depending on the subject matter. Horizons curriculum is only available for early learning, math, phonics/reading, spelling/vocabulary, penmanship, health, and physical education. Horizons is more of a teacher-led option.
Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer-based curriculum which presents the subject matter and adds multimedia presentations. SOS curriculum is available for grades 3 through 12 in all subject areas and comes in a USB flash drive format (Windows compatibility only). This option works well for the independent learner. Switched on Schoolhouse has been discontinued and our stock is limited. The USB Flash drive will work on current Windows 10 Home or Pro versions (S mode not supported). AOP Technical support will be available until June 2022. According to Alpha Omega, the USB Drive should continue to work on Windows 10 beyond June 2022, but no tech support will be available. Please note that the updated Switched-On Schoolhouse programs are only compatible with Windows 10 systems.
Monarch is Alpha Omega's online option. 50 courses are offered in the areas of Bible, math, history, science, and language arts and are completely online for those who might have a MAC or just want the convenience of online lessons. Individual and multi-student plans are available for grades 3-12. Monarch is compatible with Mac and PC. While we no longer offer it for purchase within our site, you can try it free for 30 days at https://monarch-signup.aop.com using code MON30RRC. You can find all courses here and additional subscription options too!
In fact, in their product description they specifically reference male students: Does your child know how to cook a meal, sew his clothes, decorate a room, or care for a baby? With LIFEPAC Family & Consumer Science for grades 7-12, he will!