Local Career & Technical Standards Development -Family and Consumer Science –090101 (Program Code)

Course:            Number _____________


Title: Human Relations









Standards covered in this class:


1.1: Analyze strategies to manage multiple individual, family, career, and community roles and responsibilities


1.2: Demonstrate transferable and employability skills in community and workplace settings


2.3: Analyze policies that support consumer rights and responsibilities


5.3: Demonstrate sanitation procedures for a clean and safe environment


5.5: Demonstrate a work environment that provides safety and security


6.1: Analyze the impact of family as a system on individuals and society


6.2: Demonstrate appreciation for diverse perspectives, needs and characteristics of individuals and families


13.1: Analyze functions and expectations of various types of relationships


13.2: Analyze personal needs and characteristics and their impact on interpersonal relationships


13.3: Demonstrate communication skills that contribute to positive relationships


13.4: Evaluate effective conflict prevention and management techniques


13.5: Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills in the family, workplace, and community


13.6: Demonstrate standards that guide behavior in interpersonal relationships












Self-Esteem & self improvement

  • Explain the meaning of self-esteem
  • Identify traits of a healthy self-esteem and of low self-esteem
  • Explain external factors that might affect self-esteem
  • Identify personal strengths and how they will benefit you in relationships
  • List and explain some constructive things to do that can help build and maintain self-esteem
  • Define short and long term goals
  • Complete a character assessment including aptitude and interests
  • Essay evaluating self characteristics – positive and negative, and advantages to those qualities in life relationships.  Include a plan for self improvement

6.2, 13.2






  • Define roles you play in relationships
  • Identify relationships in your life now and in the future
  • Explain purposes of various relationships
  • Identify and explore positive qualities that contribute to healthy relationships
  • Identify and explain different kinds of friendships
  • Identify appropriate behaviors and attitudes for terminating a relationship
  • List the traits that attract people to one another
  • Identify and explain some traits of a healthy marriage
  • Explain how to improve a community through good citizenship
  • Describe a responsible consumer
  • Identify organizations that can aid a community consumer
  • List positive relationship characteristic, rank them and give reasons for your choices
  • Essay describing ideal relationships in your life and qualities of that relationship
  • Peer teaching of healthy relationship packet
  • Research a consumer agency and report to class on findings of what that agency can do for you


1.1, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 13.1




  • Define types of communication
  • Differentiate between communication styles
  • List and explain some roadblocks to communication
  • Explain and illustrate the difference between constructive and destructive communication
  • Explain the importance of listening in communication and important traits of a good listener
  • Deliver a message using various communication techniques
  • Communication types worksheets
  • Demonstrate the use of “I” messages
  • Roleplay different types of communication dos and don’ts
  • Analyze communication case scenarios
  • Write a letter to a consumer agency with help on an issue



Conflict Resolution

  • Define conflict
  • Identify the types of  conflict and their causes
  • Explain the phases of conflict
  • Identify positive and negative ways of dealing with conflict
  • Understand that anger has a healthy side and it is only what you do with it that can be destructive
  • Research conflict resolution articles and summarize to class
  • Complete a packet on determining your conflict style and peer teaching of conflict information
  • Give examples of strategies for resolving conflicts in your relationships
  • Devise and implement a plan of action from a “Stop the Violence” curriculum to solve a conflict situation



The Workplace Relationships

     Working with others

     Getting along with your supervisor

     Relating to clients and customers

  • Identify negative qualities and traits to be avoided in the workplace
  • Describe the personality traits conducive to working with others and contribute to group efforts
  • Describe the importance of being a team player and being able to participate as a member of a team
  • Describe the basic leadership styles
  • Understand the importance of relating to your supervisor and understanding their expectations
  • Demonstrate how to communicate with a supervisor regarding workplace issues
  • List the reasons why customers are important
  • Identify the expectations of customers and how these expectations can be met
  • Complete case scenarios regarding workplace interactions with co-workers, supervisors and customers
  • Roleplay possible work situations between co-workers, supervisors and customers to show a healthy working relationship
  • Analyze your leadership style
  • Plan an activity in which you are in charge of getting others cooperation and implement the plan
  • Interview a supervisor about their ideas on policies of their business regarding employee relations, expectations and customer relations 

13.5, 13.6


The Workplace – Getting the Job

     The cover letter

     The resume

     The application

     The interview

  • Understand the necessary steps to attaining a job
  • Understand the importance of making a good first impression to get a job
  • List resources to help you find a job
  • Prepare a quality resume
  • Complete a job application form
  • Write a professional letter of application
  • Conduct yourself in a positive manner during a job interview
  • Prepare a thank-you letter as a follow-up to the job interview

1.2, 13.3


The Workplace – Aspects of Businesses

  • List areas one must research in order to start a business
  • Understand the criteria for operating a successful business


  • Design a business plan that includes the following:

         Business description


         Supplies and equip-

              ment needed

         Job titles and tasks

         Personnel Manage-


         Funding and fee



          Laws, regulations

               and codes

          Advertising and




5.5, 5.7, 10.2,  10.3, 11.7, 11.8