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Bensalem High School

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Family and Consumer Science

Foods and Nutrition (22202)

Credit: 1.0

This course will afford students the opportunity to acquire an in depth knowledge of nutrition and utilize this knowledge in the planning of basic foods. Students will gain knowledge through teacher led demonstration of basic food preparation. Special emphasis on theory will be placed on nutritional needs of the teenager and planning meals that meet both nutritional and lifestyle needs.

Child Development (22204)

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: 11th or 12th grade Status, written application


This course is designed to help students explore curriculum that will prepare them for life as parents and for careers in fields such as education, child psychology, pediatric medicine/dentistry, or family therapy.  Students will work with children in a preschool setting supported by the study of child development that emphasizes the preschool child.  Content in the areas of social, intellectual, physical, moral, and emotional development will be applied through lesson planning, teaching in the preschool, observing, and studying 4-5 year-olds in a part time preschool laboratory setting and classroom setting.  Students will develop competence in developmentally appropriate practices, positive guidance techniques, health and nutrition, and creative teaching techniques.  Higher-level skills in oral and written communication will be addressed.