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Topic: Housing 

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 6.  Understand how knowledge and skills related to living environments affect the well-being of individuals, families, and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows various types (e.g., single, multifamily) of housing, and understands the basic financial and legal aspects of housing in various demographic situations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that there are various types of housing
     2.Knows various types of housing, such as single family homes
     3.Knows various types of housing, such as multifamily homes
     4.Understands the basic financial aspects of housing in various demographic situations
     5.Understands the basic legal aspects of housing in various demographic situations
   Benchmark 2.Knows recent trends in housing and furnishings (e.g., price range, style, decor, use of technology) and factors that affects these trends (e.g., cultural, demographic, societal, economic, environmental)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows recent trends in housing
     2.Knows recent trends in home furnishings
     3.Knows recent trends in housing price ranges
     4.Knows recent trends in housing styles
     5.Knows recent trends in housing and home furnishing decor
     6.Knows recent trends in the use of technology in housing
     7.Knows recent trends in the price ranges of home furnishings
     8.Knows recent trends in home furnishing styles
     9.Knows recent trends in the use of technology in home furnishings
     10.Knows factors that affect trends in housing
     11.Knows factors that affect trends in home furnishing
     12.Knows that cultural factors affect trends in housing
     13.Knows that demographic factors affect trends in housing
     14.Knows that societal factors affect trends in housing
     15.Knows that economic factors affect trends in housing
     16.Knows that environmental factors affect trends in housing
     17.Knows that cultural factors affect trends in home furnishings
     18.Knows that demographic factors affect trends in home furnishings
     19.Knows that societal factors affect trends in home furnishings
     20.Knows that economic factors affect trends in home furnishings
     21.Knows that environmental factors affect trends in home furnishings
   Benchmark 3.Understands how housing influences the physical, psychological, and social well-being of individuals and families
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that housing influences the physical, psychological, and social well-being of individuals
     2.Knows that housing influences the physical, psychological, and social well-being of families
     3.Understands how housing influences the physical well-being of individuals
     4.Understands how housing influences the psychological well-being of individuals
     5.Understands how housing influences the social well-being of individuals
     6.Understands how housing influences the physical well-being of families
     7.Understands how housing influences the psychological well-being of families
     8.Understands how housing influences the social well-being of families
   Benchmark 4.Knows factors affecting housing needs and choices (e.g., legal, financial, location, family size, lifestyle)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows factors that affect housing needs
     2.Knows factors that affect housing choices
     3.Knows legal factors affecting housing needs
     4.Knows financial factors affecting housing needs
     5.Knows that location affects housing needs
     6.Knows that family size affects housing needs
     7.Knows that lifestyle affects housing needs
     8.Knows legal factors affecting housing choices
     9.Knows financial factors affecting housing choices
     10.Knows that location affects housing choices
     11.Knows that family size affects housing choices
     12.Knows that lifestyle affects housing choices
   Benchmark 5.Understands the differences between renting and owning personal living space, and the advantages and disadvantages of each
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the differences between renting and owning personal living space
     2.Understands the advantages of renting personal living space
     3.Understands the advantages of owning personal living space
     4.Understands the disadvantages of renting personal living space
     5.Understands the disadvantages of owning personal living space
   Benchmark 6.Knows that housing laws and knowledge of housing information provide protection for consumers
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that housing laws provide protection for consumers
     2.Knows that knowledge of housing information provides protection for consumers
   Benchmark 8.Understands the importance of maintaining housing (e.g., aesthetic, economic)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that it is important to maintain housing
     2.Understands that aesthetics is a reason to maintain housing
     3.Understands economics is a reason to maintain housing
 Standard 9.  Understand important concepts and skills related to careers in the housing, interiors, and furnishings industry
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Knows different types and uses of equipment and materials used for housing interiors (e.g., building materials, textiles, finishes, fabrics)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows different types of equipment used for housing interiors
     2.Knows different uses of equipment used for housing interiors
     3.Knows different types of materials used for housing interiors
     4.Knows different uses of materials used for housing interiors
     5.Knows different types of building materials used for housing interiors
     6.Knows different types of textiles used for housing interiors
     7.Knows different types of finishes used for housing interiors
     8.Knows different types of fabrics used for housing interiors
     9.Knows different uses for building materials used for housing interiors
     10.Knows different uses for textiles used for housing interiors
     11.Knows different uses for finishes used for housing interiors
     12.Knows different uses for fabrics used for housing interiors