Listen Videos

Often times, as FCS teachers, we have to be out of the classroom because of professional development or FCCLA. I try to find meaningful videos for my students to watch if I need to be gone and they aren’t completing assignments or projects. I watched  all of the Listen Series Videos when they first aired on BYU-TV. They are 25 minute videos that follow the life of a person from the time they are young until they reach young adulthood. Each one is different and has different trials they are faced with. (ALL TRUE STORIES). I found they work great in Human Growth and Development classes and in Family Studies courses when discussing the affects of family and relationships on the lifespan. Below is a link where you can watch the series online. They are also available for purchase, and you would get the complete set of videos. I created a couple of viewing guides for episodes we have watched in class. They are linked below too. Happy Watching!Listen

Listen Series Online

Viewing Assignment Sheets

Listen Series-Simon

Brotherhood. Zeke and Eli

Girl in the Mirror Listen

Family Studies Book Study

I like to add reading into my classes whenever possible. I created this Family Studies Book Study as a supplemental to my course. The students choose a book and complete a book report on it outside of class. I give the assignment to them the first day, and give them reminders about every once in a while until the due date. In some way, I’m hoping to prepare them for college, where they are given all the assignments the first day and have to remember when to turn them in. Anyways, I chose a variety of books that deal with families, relationships, and struggles in growing up to help relate the information we cover in class to something that could possibly interest them. I also give the students the opportunity to choose the book they want if it’s not on the list, they just have to explain why it would relate to class. Because all the students in our school have a reading goal with AR points, I tried to find books they could read that would help them reach their AR goals as well.

Family Studies Book Study