ICSE Board Home Science Syllabus for Class 10
ICSE Board Syllabus for Class 10 Home Science
PART I: THEORY
1. Home Planning
(i) Furnishing the home.
A general idea of how use of colour and fabric in furnishing and draperies can enhance the appearance of a room. The need to consider cost and durability of fabric for home furnishing should also be emphasized.
(ii) Lighting in the home.
Choice of appropriate fixtures and fittings for providing adequate lighting.
(iii) Layout and planning of kitchens.
An introduction to the choice of appropriate kitchen equipment and design of kitchen space with respect to placement of cooking space, work space and storage space for most efficient utilization of space and time.
2. Management of Money
(i) Fundamentals of banking.
Types of deposit accounts: savings, recurring and fixed deposit accounts. Opening and operating a bank account, writing a cheque, balancing a cheque book.
(ii) Importance of budgeting, saving, types of savings.
Role of budgeting in the efficient management of money. An understanding of how budgeting helps in proper planning and judicious utilization of available resources. Need for saving, ways and means of saving, types of savings.
(iii) Use of credit in purchase, hire purchase and installment plans.
An understanding of the concept of purchasing on credit and its subsequent repayment according to installment plans;
concept of hire purchase, its advantages and disadvantages.
(iv) Economical shopping.
Advantages of economical shopping. The role economical shopping plays in better money management.
3. Growth and Development in Middle Childhood
(i) Milestones of development with respect to physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language development in children between five and twelve years of age.
An introduction to the changes in growth and development that take place between 5- 12 years of age with respect to physical growth and ability, cognitive and language development and social interactions.
(ii) Importance of family for growth and development of the school -age child.
An introduction to how parental disciplining and modeling influences children; rules of behaviour laid down in families; the role of siblings and extended family members in the growth and development of the school-age child.
(iii) The role of the peer group and school for development of the school- age child. An insight into the importance of friendship for the school-age child; the development of hobbies and other interests; the development of pro-social and aggressive behaviour.
4. Growth and Development in Adolescence
(i) Physical growth of adolescents, pubertal changes.
A brief introduction to the relationship of physiology and maturation during adolescence. The role of endocrine glands
and their influence on physical and psychological changes during adolescence. Differences in physical maturity of boys and girls.
(ii) Physiology of menstruation.
An introduction to physiology of menstruation, need for positive approach to menarche, menstrual irregularity,
pre-menstrual tension/stress, factors that could influence timing of sexual maturity.
(iii)Hygiene needs during adolescence. Issues such as body odour, appearance of facial and body hair, acne, etc. for both boys and girls.
(iv) Emotional concerns of adolescence.
Introduction to the importance of emotions in influencing physical well-being and behaviour; means of dealing with emotions.
(v) Role of the family, peer group and school in the life of an adolescent.
An introduction to the interaction of the family, peer group and school for the adolescent; issues of conflict between
parental values and those of the peer group.
5. Meal Planning
(i) Nutritional needs of young children, adolescents, older people.
Introduction to caloric requirements for different age groups, with reference to activity level and age.
(ii) Meal planning for members of the family. Planning of balanced meals keeping in mind the caloric requirements of different family members according to their age and activity levels.
(iii)Hygienic preparation, storage and preservation of food.
(iv) Preparation of nutritional snacks.
Planning nutritional snacks for: preschoolers; young school going children, adolescents and older people.
6. Care of Textiles and Clothing
(i) Laundering of clothes.
Dry and wet methods of cleaning.
(ii) Laundry material.
Use of detergents and soaps, starch and bleaching agents.
(iii) Methods of stain removal.
A brief introduction on methods of removing common stains such as ink, turmeric, blood stains, etc.
(iv) Mending of clothes.
Darning, patching, stitching buttons and hooks.
PART II: INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Candidates will be required to practice one or more aspects of household work or cookery or care of clothing. They may also undertake practical work on any of the topics suggested below. The teacher is free to assess the practical work either on the basis of continuous assessment or on the basis of periodical tests. The minimum number of assignments for each academic year:
Class X - Five practical oriented assignments as prescribed by the teacher.
Preparation of nutritious snacks.
Removal of stains from clothes/ fabric.
Finding out from parents about planning of household budget.
Plan a system for recycling of waste produced by the school/home.
Preparation of compost piles.
Household work: Use and care of household equipment, such as, kitchen utensils; sitting - room furniture - furnishings, bedrooms furniture, bathroom fittings, etc.
Cookery: Cooking processes; boiling, frying, steaming, grilling, baking, stewing, etc. Planning and preparation of meals for various occasions.
Care of clothing: Laundering, dry-cleaning, and use of detergents.
Simple first aid in the home.
Observe two children, one from 1 to 3 years another from 3 to 5 years and record their milestones in any two areas of development.
List foods you have eaten on any one day and classify them into food groups.
Collect samples of fabrics and compare them on the basis of cost, durability, appearance and suitability.
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