Home & Careers 

    Mrs Davies-Nelson  jdavies@nhart.org


    About the Course:

    Home & Careers is a course in the area of Family & Consumer Science and is a NYS mandated course.  At New Hartford, the content is divided between two Home & Career courses - H&C 20 weeks and H&C 10 weeks.


    Our courses empower middle school students to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society.  The courses are designed to educate adolescents about their present and future responsibilities as family members, consumers, home managers, and wage earners.  Through active participation and hands on learning, students develop a better understanding of themselves and their world. Students are encouraged to think constructively, make sound decisions, solve problems, and manage resources.


    20 Week Course Topics:                                                          

    Personal Development:

    values - service learning - intergenerational relationships - meeting challenges

    Foods & Wellness:

    food choices - kitchen safety - washing dishes -measuring - recipes - cooking labs


    child development - babysitting safety


    advertising impact - money management


    social manners - table manners - sportsmanship

    Career Awareness:

    interests - goal setting - process of getting a job - career exploration


    10 Week Course Topics:


    laundry care - fabric types & construction 

    Machine Sewing:

    parts & function of sewing machine - safety - machine sewing construction 

    Hand Sewing:

    basic stitches - buttons - hand sewing construction



    Grading -

    Course averages are based on total points earned by students.

    Assessments are designed to identify a level of understanding on the day it is given - there are no “redos” or “do overs” on assessments.


    Materials (needed daily)

    Writing Utensil


    Unit Workbook - 1 wkbk is provided to each student as we begin a new unit.  This contains their notes - class work/ homework pages and serves a the unit study guide.


    Notebook Paper

    Agenda Planner



    I have high expectations for all of my students and encourage them to reach their potential.  If a student needs extra help, they may see me to make arrangements.

    What Can You Do To Help ?

    • Ask about their day in Home & Careers
    • Ask them to do chores & help around the house
    • Introduce them to the washing machine
    • Include them in cooking & clean up
    • Explain how your family manages money - why it is important to your family
    • Allow your student to mature and accept responsibility for his/her actions
    • Let them try….

    I look forward to an exciting school year. I am confident that your student will learn many new skills they will use throughout their lifetime.