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Topic: Home Furnishing and Appliances 

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 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 10.Knows factors that influence the selection, maintenance, and care of home furnishings and appliances (e.g., performance, safety, cost, quality, efficiency, space, ability to be cleaned)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows factors that influence the selection of home furnishings and appliances
     2.Knows factors that influence the maintenance of home furnishings and appliances
     3.Knows factors that influence the care of home furnishings and appliances
     4.Knows that performance influences the selection of home furnishings and appliances
     5.Knows that performance influences the maintenance of home furnishings and appliances
     6.Knows that performance influences the care of home furnishings and appliances
     7.Knows that safety influences the selection of home furnishings and appliances
     8.Knows that safety influences the maintenance of home furnishings and appliances
     9.Knows that safety influences the care of home furnishings and appliances
     10.Knows that cost influences the selection of home furnishings and appliances
     11.Knows that cost influences the maintenance of home furnishings and appliances
     12.Knows that cost influences the care of home furnishings and appliances
     13.Knows that quality influences the selection of home furnishings and appliances
     14.Knows that quality influences the maintenance of home furnishings and appliances
     15.Knows that quality influences the care of home furnishings and appliances
     16.Knows that efficiency influences the selection of home furnishings and appliances
     17.Knows that efficiency influences the maintenance of home furnishings and appliances
     18.Knows that efficiency influences the care of home furnishings and appliances
     19.Knows that space influences the selection of home furnishings and appliances
     20.Knows that space influences the maintenance of home furnishings and appliances
     21.Knows that space influences the care of home furnishings and appliances
     22.Knows that the ability to be cleaned influences the selection of home furnishings and appliances
     23.Knows that the ability to be cleaned influences the maintenance of home furnishings and appliances
     24.Knows that the ability to be cleaned influences the care of home furnishings and appliances
 Standard 9.  Understand important concepts and skills related to careers in the housing, interiors, and furnishings industry
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how clients’ needs, goals, and resources influence the creation of design plans for housing, interiors, and furnishings
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how clients’ needs influence the creation of design plans for housing
     2.Understands how clients’ goals influence the creation of design plans for housing
     3.Understands how clients’ resources influence the creation of design plans for housing
     4.Understands how clients’ needs influence the creation of design plans for interiors and furnishings
     5.Understands how clients’ goals influence the creation of design plans for interiors and furnishings
     6.Understands how clients’ resources influence the creation of design plans for interiors and furnishings
   Benchmark 2.Understands the principles and elements of design as they relate to housing, interiors, and furnishings
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the principles of design as they relate to housing
     2.Understands the principles of design as they relate to interiors and furnishings
     3.Understands the elements of design as they relate to housing
     4.Understands the elements of design as they relate to interiors and furnishings
   Benchmark 3.Understands the use of housing and interior furnishings and products in meeting specific design needs (e.g., floor coverings, wall coverings, textiles, window treatments, furniture, lighting fixtures, kitchen and bath fixtures)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the use of floor coverings in meeting specific design needs
     2.Understands the use of wall coverings in meeting specific design needs
     3.Understands the use of textiles in meeting specific design needs
     4.Understands the use of window treatments in meeting specific design needs
     5.Understands the use of furniture in meeting specific design needs
     6.Understands the use of lighting fixtures in meeting specific design needs
     7.Understands the use of kitchen and bath fixtures in meeting specific design needs
   Benchmark 4.Understands the role of lighting, backgrounds, furniture, appliances, and accessories in interior design for home and commercial settings
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of lighting in interior design for home settings
     2.Understands the role of backgrounds in interior design for commercial settings
     3.Understands the role of furniture in interior design for commercial settings
     4.Understands the role of appliances in interior design for home settings
     5.Understands the role of appliances in interior design for home settings
     6.Understands the role of accessories in interior design for home settings
     7.Understands the role of lighting in interior design for commercial settings
     8.Understands the role of backgrounds in interior design for commercial settings
     9.Understands the role of furniture in interior design for commercial settings
     10.Understands the role of appliances in interior design for commercial settings
     11.Understands the role of accessories in interior design for commercial settings
   Benchmark 6.Knows factors affecting housing construction and furniture design (e.g., architectural styles, considerations for housing site selection, effects of technology, materials, life-styles)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows factors affecting housing construction
     2.Knows factors affecting furniture design
     3.Knows architectural styles
     4.Knows considerations for housing site selection
     5.Knows effects of technology on housing construction and furniture design
     6.Knows materials affecting housing construction and furniture design
     7.Knows life-styles can affect housing construction and furniture design
   Benchmark 8.Uses criteria to evaluate home furnishings (e.g., performance, safety, cost, quality, energy efficiency, space, ability to be cleaned easily)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses performance as a criterion to evaluate home furnishings
     2.Uses safety as a criterion to evaluate home furnishings
     3.Uses cost as a criterion to evaluate home furnishings
     4.Uses quality as a criterion to evaluate home furnishings
     5.Uses energy efficiency as a criterion to evaluate home furnishings
     6.Uses space as a criterion to evaluate home furnishings
     7.Uses the furnishings ability to be cleaned as a criterion to evaluate home furnishings
   Benchmark 10.Understands influences on architectural and furniture design and development (e.g., various historical periods, technology, trends)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands influences on architectural design
     2.Understands influences on architectural development
     3.Understands influences on furniture design
     4.Understands influences on furniture development
     5.Understands the influence of various historical periods on architectural design
     6.Understands the influence of various historical periods on architectural development
     7.Understands the influence of technology on architectural design
     8.Understands the influence of technology on architectural development
     9.Understands the influence of trends on architectural design
     10.Understands the influence of trends on architectural development
     11.Understands the influence of various historical periods on furniture design
     12.Understands the influence of various historical periods on furniture development
     13.Understands the influence of technology on furniture design
     14.Understands the influence of technology on furniture development
     15.Understands the influence of trends on furniture design
     16.Understands the influence of trends on furniture development