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Home Science Class 12 CBSE (Arts) CBSE Topics and Syllabus

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100 Human Development - Life Span Approach (Part 2)
101 Adolescence (12 - 18 Years)

(i) Growth & Development - Domains and principles.

(ii) Meaning,characteristics and needs.

(iii) Influences on identity format on

  1. Biological and Physical changes-early and late maturers. (Role of heredity and environment)
  2. By social, culture and media.
  3. Emotional changes.
  4. Cognitive changes.

(iv) Specific issues and concerns

  1. Eating disorders-Causes, consequences and management - Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia.
  2. Depression
  3. Substance Abuse
  4. Related to sex
  5. Handling stress and peer pressure
102 Adulthood

(i) Young & middle adulthood: Understanding and management of new responsibilities: Career marriage and family.
(ii) Late Adulthood/Old age:

  1. Health and Wellness: physical,social,emotional,financial,recreational needs
  2. Care for elderly (at home and outside - old age home)
  3. Anger management
200 Nutrition for Self, Family and Community

(a) Meal Planning:

Meaning and importance, principles and factors affecting meal planning;
Nutritional needs, food preferences and modifications of diets in different age groups:
infants, children, adolescence, adults, elderly and in special conditions: pregnancy and lactation (including traditional foods given in these conditions)

  1. Use of basic food groups (ICMR) and serving size in meal planning
  2. Factors influencing selection of food: culture, family food practices, media, peer group, availability of foods, purchasing power, individual preference £t health.

(b) Food safety and quality:

  1. Safe food handling (personal, storage, kitchen, cooking and serving).
  2. Safety guards against food adulteration, definition and meaning of food adulteration as given by FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India).
  3. Common adulterants present in cereals, pulses, milk and milk products, fats and oils, sugar, jaggery, honey, spices and condiments.
  4. Effects of some of the adulterants present in the foods: kesari dal, metanil yellow, argemone seeds.
  5. Food standards (FPO, Agmark, ISi).

(c) Therapeutic modification of normal diet with respect to consistency, frequency, foodstuffs, nutrients and methods of cooking.

(d) Modification of diet according to common ailments: diarrhoea, fever, jaundice, hypertension, diabetes and constipation. Physiological changes, clinical symptoms, requirements and dietary requirements in each condition.

300 Money Management and Consumer Education
301 Family Income

(i) Income concept

(ii) Various sources of family income:

  • moneyincome
  • realincome (direct and indirect)
  • psychic income

(ii) Supplementing family income-need and ways; need and procedure for maintaining household accounts (daily, weekly and monthly).

302 Savings and Investment

(i) Meaning and importance of savings.
(ii) Basis for selection ofinvestment methods: risk, security, profit, tax saving.

(iii) Ways/methods of investment -

  • Bank schemes (saving,fixed, recurring);
  • Post Office schemes (savings, recurring deposit, month y income scheme, National saving certificate, Senior citzen scheme);
  • Insurance schemes (wholeife, mediclaim);
  • Public Provident Fund (PPF), Provident Fund (PF).

(iv) Consumer Protect on and Education: Meaning, problems faced by consumer, Consumer Protection Amendment Act (2011); Consumer aids:labels, standardization marks, (ECO Mark, Hallmark, Wool mark, Silk mark), advert sing, leaflets, and Consumer redressal forum, Internet.

400 Apparel - Designing, Selection and Care
  1. Application of elements of art and principles of designin designing apparel.
  2. Selection and purchase of fabrics- purpose, cost, season, quality, durability, ease of maintenance and comfort.
  3. Select on of apparel- factorsinfluencing selection of apparel- age, size, climate, occupation, figure, occasion, fashion, drape cost and workmanship.
  4. Care and maintenance of clothes:
  1. Cleansingagents - soaps anddetergents (basic differences and their utility);
  2. Stain removal - General principles of stain removal, stain removalof tea, coffee, lipstick, ball pen, Grease, Curryand Blood
  3. Storage of clothes.
500 Community Development and Extension (Part 2)

(i) Water safety: Safe drinking water-importance of potable water for good health and its qualities, simple methods of making water safe for drinking: boiling,filtering (traditional and modern technology), use of alum, chlorine.

(ii) Salient features of income generating schemes

  • DWCRA (Development of Women and Childrenin Rural Area)
  • MGNREGA (Mahatma GandhiNat onal Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005)
600 Career Options After Home Science Education

Career options of self and wage employment of various fields of Home Science.

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