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Course SummaryIn this study guide, you'll find all the content you need to know to pass the first subtest in the GACE Family & Consumer Sciences test series, a requirement for Georgia educators who wish to teach in this field. This subtest covers nutrition, consumer resources, and textiles-related subjects. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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About This Course
If you are a Georgia-licensed teacher intending to teach Family & Consumer Sciences (formerly Home Economics), you have to pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Family & Consumer Sciences Education Test. Like many other GACE subject tests, the Family & Consumer Sciences Education test actually consists of two subtests, which you may take separately or combined. This study guide focuses on Part 1 of the test; through our quick and engaging video lessons, you'll review nutrition basics, topics in economics and resource management, and principles of textiles and apparel.
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Syllabus & Course Information
Use our comprehensive study and practice guide to get a complete review of everything you'll encounter on the GACE Family & Consumer Sciences test. Our expert-taught lessons were designed to align with Georgia education standards, ensuring that you'll be getting a rundown of the content you need to know to pass. This guide details the three major content areas of the first subtest, which includes topics in family nutrition and wellness, food preparation and sanitation, consumer economics and rights, textile production and wardrobe planning. After working through the chapters in this guide, you'll be able to:
- Trace the origins of the food we eat and identify sources of contamination
- Understand how foods are processed, prepared and consumed
- Identify the factors present in a balanced diet and how a balanced diet contributes to wellness
- Recognize nutrient sources and their functions
- Discuss the changing nutritional needs across all ages, from infants to senior citizens
- Describe the rights of the consumer and the policies that support consumer responsibility
- Detail the management of environmental and economic resources at home and in the community, including conservation and waste management
- Discuss ways to manage individual and family financial resources and meet financial goals
- Identify regulations and safety standards related to textile production and apparel
- Describe the basics of textile production, including tools, techniques, construction and costs
- Understand the various factors (social, economic, cultural) that can affect apparel choices
- Describe and demonstrate ways to maintain, clean, alter and care for apparel
This study guide contains 11 chapters, which are subdivided into 79 quick lessons, each one detailing a topic covered in part 1 of the GACE Family & Consumer Sciences Education Test. Each lesson also includes a short quiz that will help you check your understanding of the material as you work through the guide.
GACE Family & Consumer Sciences Education Test I Information
All Georgia state educators who wish to teach Family & Consumer Sciences must show proficiency in the subject by passing the GACE Family & Consumer Sciences Education Test I.
- Number of Questions: 80 questions
- Question Type: Selected Response
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Exam Cost: $123
GACE Family & Consumer Sciences Education Test I Breakdown
|GACE Concept||Percent of the Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Food Science, Nutrition, and Wellness||50%||40 questions||40|
|Resource Management||30%||24 questions||22|
|Textiles and Apparel||20%||16 questions||17|
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