Family Studies 12

View the complete Learning Outcomes for this course: Home Economics: Family Studies 10 -12 Integrated Resource Package (Learning Outcomes begin on page 24)

Family Studies 12 is an interesting, personalized, and relevant course examining diverse topics including marriage, family dynamics, communication styles, relationships, mental health, well being, practical domestic lifestyle habits, and death and dying, money management, healthy vs. unhealthy choices, nutrition and exercise.

Module one is all about Interpersonal & Family Relationships, the second module is all about Families in Society…both modules have assignment templates that are used and each includes criteria for reference; quizzes/activities are partially auto-graded then overwritten and marked a second time by the subject teacher. These types of questions vary and include a variety of question types – multiple choices, true/false, short or long answers, reflective components are provided in two Notebooks that come at the end of each unit. Two DVDs come from the shipping department and are used to help complete some of the coursework.

Module 1: Interpersonal and Family Relationships

Section 1: Effective Communication

  • This section looks at communication from many different angles. Students begin by exploring verbal communication. Next, they will learn about all the elements needed to effectively send and receive messages. The section concludes with a discussion about formal and informal communication and how it is applied in everyday life.

Section 2: Relationships

  • Relationships are, in many ways, the foundation of our lives. Family members, acquaintances, friends, and life partners fulfill important social and emotional needs. This section explores the many aspects of relationships.

Section 3: Wellness and Safety in Interpersonal Relationships

  • Throughout life people experience many different kinds of relationships: familial, friendship, romantic, work, and school-related. Students will look at how each of these relationships has the potential to enrich their lives, boost their self-esteem, and add to their feeling of belonging.

Module 2: Families in Society

Section 1: Families in a Changing World

  • This section takes a sociological perspective on the family. The definitions of family will be discussed, as well as how the functions of family affect the individual and society at large.  Students will examine the rapidly evolving family structure, as well as gain tolerance as they explore different customs and traditions of families in different cultures.

Section 2: Living in a Family

  • Lessons in this section include how birth order affects the individual and the family, family roles and responsibilities, and how gender roles in society influence the family. Students will be asked to self-reflect on their own value system, and will learn how family values affect expenditure choices.

Section 3: Facing Family Challenges

  • This section will teach students coping mechanisms when dealing with social, economic, and emotional issues that cause stress within families. Students will also be shown how to make smart consumer choices and the consequences of financial debt. Care giving will also be examined, as well as how families cope with both childcare and eldercare.


In addition to the First Assignment, there are two modules in this course. (6 quizzes, 2 notebooks, and 3 assignments)

Mark breakdown: First Assignment 10%, Assignments 5 (40%) Quizzes 6 (50%)

BC Performance Standards

Required software: MS Word or free LibreOffice