Have fun learning how to design your space while being kind to the environment!
|Say It with Style||If Only I Could Have||Everyone Walks Between Me and TV||What a Deal||Would It Be Wood?||Finish It with Fabric||Stash My Stuff||Taking Care of Things||Why Clean?|
|Finishing the Look||Showcasing Your Favorites||Lights On||A Little Privacy, Please||Ideas for Accessories|
|Energy to Burn?||Energy to Save||Use Natural Resources Wisely||Down the Drain||The Sunny Side||The Windy Side of Energy||Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink||Our Global Footprint|
Content standards establish specific expectations for the assessment of cumulative learning by the end of first grade, fourth grade, eighth grade, and twelfth grade. The standards listed for this curriculum serve as a base guide and are not absolute - you may find that you add or subtract specific standards as you seek to meet the needs of your unique educational setting.
In addition, as the curriculum is adapted, standards for grade levels not listed here may be met. Visit the Nebraska Department of Education Web site to access current standard lists in each content area.
As this is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension publication, the Nebraska State Educational Standards have been aligned to the materials found in this curriculum. Alignment of the Nebraska standards is in compliance with national educational standards. If you are using this curriculum in another state, please refer to your local education department to reference your own individual state standards and see how they relate to the standards listed here.
Design Decisions Activities: Aligned with Nebraska State Education Content Standards
Nebraska State Education Content Standards are "statements focusing on academic knowledge, skills, and understandings that schools should teach and students should know as a result of their schooling" (Nebraska L.E.A.R.N.S., 1999). The content area "home base" for this curriculum is Consumer & Family Science. Please refer to the charts that follow to see which standards apply to each lesson.
Standards by Chapter
|Chapter||Nebraska Standards||National Standards|
|VPA: K-12.2.1, K-12.6.1, K-12.8.1
R/W: 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 8.2.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.2, 8.4.1, 12.1.1, 12.1.6, 12.2.1, 12.2.5, 12.3.1, 12.3.2
|FCS: 11.7, 11.8
NA-VA: 5-8.1, 9-12.1, 5-8.6, 9-12.6
NL-ENG: K-12.1, K-12.3, K-12.4, K-12.5, K-12.6, K-12.7, K-12.8, K-12.12
The Basic Touch
The Distinctive Touch
The Finishing Touch
The Environmental Touch
Nebraska Family & Consumer Sciences
6-12.1.1(D) - Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for diverse populations in order to make reasoned decisions in the family, workplace and community.
6-12.6.1 - Evaluate consumer and management decisions related to human, economic, technological, and environmental resources within families and society.
6-12.8.0 - Analyze how knowledge and skills related to living environments (housing, interiors, home furnishings) affect the well-being of individuals, families, and society.
6-12.10.1(D) - Examine potential career choices to determine the education, technologies, skills, and attitudes associated with each.
6-12.11.1(D) - Analyze the impact of individual roles and responsibilities within the family, work, career, and community.
Nebraska Visual and Performing Arts:
VPA K-12.2.1 - Students recognize the value of arts in their own learning and creative processes.
VPA K-12.4.1 - Students exhibit a variety of creative skills in their own artistic expressions and in response to others.
VPA K-12.6.1 - Students understand connections between the arts and other fields of study.
VPA K-12.8.1 - Students use the visual and performing arts to solve problems (demonstrate a technical knowledge and creative use of the formal elements and design principles in a variety of media).
8.1.1 - Students will identify the main idea and supporting details in what they have read.
8.1.2 - Students will identify, locate, and use multiple resources to access information on an assigned or self-selected topic.
8.1.5 - Students will identify and apply knowledge of the text structure and organizational elements to analyze nonfiction or informational text.
8.2.1 - Students will write using standard English (conventions) for sentence structure, usage, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
8.2.5 - Students will demonstrate the ability to use self-generated questions, note taking, summarizing, and outlining while learning.
8.3.1 - Students will participate in group discussions by asking questions and contributing information and ideas.
8.3.2 - Students will use multiple presentation styles for specific audiences and purposes.
8.4.1 - Students will identify information gained and complete tasks through listening.
12.1.1 - Students will identify the main idea and supporting details in what they have read.
12.1.2 - Students will locate, evaluate, and use primary and secondary resources for research.
12.1.6 - Students will identify and apply knowledge of the text structure and organizational elements to analyze non-fiction or informational text.
12.2.1 - Students will write using standard English (conventions) for sentence structure, usage, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
12.2.5 - Students will demonstrate the ability to use self-generated questions, note taking, summarizing, and outlining while learning.
12.3.1 - Students will participate in student-directed discussions by eliciting questions and responses.
12.3.2 - Students will make oral presentations that demonstrate consideration of audience, purpose, and information.
Principle #2 - Students will demonstrate the ability to access accurate health information and health promoting practices, products, and services.
Principle #3 - Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and eliminate/reduce health risks.
8.1.2 - Students will develop an understanding of evidence, models, and explanation.
8.2.1 - Students will develop the abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry.
8.3.1 - Students will develop an understanding of the properties and the changes of properties in matter.
8.7.2 - Students will develop an understanding of relationships among populations, resources, and environments.
8.7.3 - Students will develop an understanding of natural hazards.
8.7.4 - Students will develop an understanding of risks and benefits.
12.1.2 - Students will develop an understanding of evidence, models, and explanation.
12.2.1 - Students will develop the abilities to do scientific inquiry.
12.3.3 - Students will develop an understanding of chemical reactions.
12.7.3 - Students will develop an understanding of natural resources.
12.7.4 - Students will develop an understanding of environmental quality.
12.7.5 - Students will develop an understanding of natural and human-induced hazards.
8.1.1 - Students will recognize natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers.
8.2.1 - Estimate and compute decimals and fractions.
8.2.4 - Students will apply the order of operations to solve problems with and without the use of technology.
8.3.1 - Students will select measurement tools and measure quantities for temperature, time, money, distance, angles, area, perimeter, volume, capacity, and weight/mass in standard and metric units at the designated level of precisions.
8.4.3 - Students will use formulas to solve problems involving perimeter and area of a square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, and triangle, as well as the area and circumference of circles.
12.2.1 - Students will solve theoretical and applied problems using numbers in equivalent forms, radicals, exponents, scientific notation, absolute values, fractions, decimals, and percents, ratios, and proportions, order of operations, and properties of real numbers.
12.2.3 - Students will perform estimations and computations of real numbers mentally, with paper and pencil, and with technology.
12.3.1 - Students will select and use measuring units, tools, and/or technology and explain the degree of accuracy and precision of measurements.
12.4.1 - Students will calculate perimeter, area, volume, and surface area.
National Family & Consumer Sciences
5 - Demonstrate scientific inquiry and reasoning to gain factual knowledge and test theories on which to base judgments for action.
1.2.1 - Analyze potential career choices to determine the knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with each career.
1.3 - Evaluate the reciprocal effects of individual and family participation in community activities.
2.1.5 - Apply consumer skills to decisions about housing, utilities, and furnishings.
2.2 - Analyze the relationship of the environment to family and consumer resources.
6.2 - Evaluate the effects of diverse perspectives, needs, and characteristics of individuals and families.
11.1 - Analyze career paths within the housing, interiors, and furnishings industry.
11.2 - Evaluate housing design concepts in relation to available resources and options.
11.3 - Evaluate the use of housing and interior furnishings and products in meeting specific design needs.
11.4 - Demonstrate computer-aided drafting design, blueprint reading, and space planning skills required for the housing, interiors, and furnishings industry.
11.5 - Analyze influences on architectural and furniture design and development.
11.6 - Evaluate client's needs, goals, and resources in creating design plans for housing, interiors, and furnishings.
11.7 - Apply design knowledge, skills, processes, and theories, and oral, written, and visual presentation skills to communicate design ideas.
11.8 - Analyze professional practices, procedures for business profitability, and career success, and the role of ethics in the housing, interiors, and furnishings industries.
National Visual Arts
NA-VA.5-8.1, NA-VA.9-12.1 - Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes.
NA-VA.5-8.2, NA-VA.9-12.2 - Using knowledge of structures and functions.
NA-VA.5-8.3, NA-VA.9-12.3 - Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
NA-VA.5-8.4, NA-VA.9-12.4 - Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.
NA-VA.5-8.5, NA-VA.9-12.5 - Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.
NA-VA.5-8.6, NA-VA.9-12.6 - Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.
National Language Arts
NL-ENG.K-12.1- Reading for perspective.
NL-ENG.K-12.3 - Evaluation strategies.
NL-ENG.K-12.4 - Communication skills.
NL-ENG.K-12.5 - Communication strategies.
NL-ENG.K-12.6 - Applying knowledge.
NL-ENG.K-12.7 - Evaluating data.
NL-ENG.K-12.8 - Developing research skills.
NL-ENG.K-12.12 - Applying language skills.
Numbers & Operations:
1 - Students will understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.
2 - Students will understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another.
3 - Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.
4 - Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.
1 - Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement.
2 - Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to describe measurements.