Classroom Integration Activities 2018-09-14T13:50:06-06:00

What are National Programs?

FCCLA is an integral part and an essential element of FACS education. The FCCLA National Programs are methods of teaching that enhance FACS course curriculum by giving students the ultimate leadership experience through peer education projects, activities, and competitive events.

2018-2019 Colorado National Programs of Focus

Through the Cosmos, the state program of work theme, focuses on the following National Programs:

Why Integrate FCCLA?

  • Enrich student learning and improve self esteem

  • Involve all FACS students, thereby serving youth with a wide range of abilities and background

  • Provide opportunities to implement and assess National Standards for FACS education

  • Revitalize teaching and learning

  • Reduce scheduling and time conflicts for members and advisers

  • Increases opportunities for applied learning and help students make connections between classroom and everyday living

  • Teach students how to think critically, effectively problem solve, and encourage civic engagement

  • Provide opportunities for career exploration and future planning

National Program Recognition Levels

 Level  Recognition
Chapter Chapters may choose how to recognize members who complete National Program projects.
State Colorado FCCLA offers state recognition to individuals and chapters that complete National Program projects, which include certificates and special recognition at the State Leadership Conference. Chapters submit their completed projects through the Recognition for National Program Participation Form.
 National National FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete National Program projects, which includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online, and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National Program Award application.

Integration Ideas


Involvement in FCCLA’s Competitive Events programs offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life necessary in families, communities, and workplaces.  Members can demonstrate family and consumer sciences skills, career skills, and interpersonal skills through the following competitive events:

STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events

Skill Demonstration Events

FACS Knowledge Bowl

Lesson Plans/ Activities

Career Investigation Project

Career Investigation Modified Project

Entrepreneurship Rating Modified Event Sheet

Focus on Children

Food Innovations Event

Nutrition and Wellness Project


STAR Event Descriptions

STAR Event Resources

Star Events Demo Videos

Career Connection guides students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects. The projects improve the quality of life in six (6) units. Students focus activities on different aspects of career development. Students can choose a unit, then plan and carry out related projects that strengthen their awareness of skills needed for careers.

  • PLUG IN to Careers — Understand work and the Career Connection Program
  • SIGN ON to the Career Connection — Link personal interests, skills, and goals to career clusters
  • PROGRAM Career Steps — Prepare with education, leadership, and work experience
  • LINK UP to Jobs — Learn to find and land a job
  • ACCESS SKILLS for Career Success— Practice being productive on the job and promotable
  • INTEGRATE Work and Life — Manage interconnected roles in families, careers, and communities

Lesson Plans/ Activities

Color Basics Lesson

Economics Lesson

Writing a Business Plan

FACTS LogoFamilies Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS) is a national FCCLA peer education program through which students strive to save lives through personal, vehicle, and road safety. Teens work to educate adults and youth about traffic safety and support enforcement of local rules and regulations regarding community traffic safety. Youth leaders can help families promote basic safety attitudes that can last a lifetime.

The teen years are an ideal time to establish sound traffic safety habits to last a lifetime. FACTS gives teens the facts and incentives they need to build an understanding of what it means to drive safely, both today and in the future. Through this program, young people plan and carry out projects that help them and their peers make informed, responsible decisions about traffic safety. FACTS projects relate to three topic area:

  • People – to understand and promote your role as a driver or passenger and keep yourself and others safe
  • Vehicles – to understand vehicle safety and the role it plays in safety for you and others
  • Roads – to understand and promote your role on the road as well as the safety hazards you may encounter and how to avoid or react to them

Lesson Plans/ Activities

DMTD HS Challenge

Families First national peer education program through which youth gain a better understanding of how families work and learn skills to become strong family members. Its goals are to: help youth become strong family members and leaders for today and tomorrow and strengthen the family as the basic unit of society. To help members focus their projects, Families First offers five units. Members may complete projects in one or several units.

  • Families Today – Understand and celebrate families
  • You-Me-Us – Strengthen family relationships
  • Meet the Challenge – Overcome obstacles together
  • Balancing Family and Career – Manage multiple responsibilities
  • Parent Practice – Learn to nurture children

Lesson Plans/ Activities

Ethic in Relationships Lesson Plan

Financial Fitness national peer education program involves youth teaching one another how to make, save, and spend money wisely.  Through FCCLA’s Financial Fitness program, youth plan and carry out projects that help them and their peers learn to become wise financial managers and smart consumers.

  • Banking Basics – Conquer bank accounts, credit, and investments
  • Cash Control – Track and plan personal spending
  • Making Money – Sharpen on-the-job financial fitness
  • Consumer Clout – Become a savvy spender
  • Financing Your Future – Apply financial skills to real life

Lesson Plans/ Activities

Financial Planning Project


The FCCLA Leadership Service in Action program guides students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Leadership Service in Action helps young people build skills for family, career, and community roles; provides youth-centered learning experiences related to Family and Consumer Sciences education; and encourages young people to develop the positive character traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

Lesson Plans/ Activities

Can Food Drive Lesson


poweronePower of One helps students find and use their personal power. Members set their own goals, work to achieve them, and enjoy the results. The skills members learn in Power of One help them now and in the future in school, with friends and family, in their future at college, and on the job. Power of One gives youth the POWER to fulfill their dreams by creating self-directed projects that focus on:

  • A Better You — Improve personal traits
  • Family Ties — Get along better with family members
  • Working on Working — Explore work options, prepare for a career, or sharpen skills useful in business
  • Take the Lead — Develop leadership qualities
  • Speak Out for FCCLA — Tell others about positive experiences in FCCLA

Lesson Plans/ Activities

Power of One Introductory PowerPoint

A Better You Project

Direction Following Lesson

Power of One Introduction Lesson

The FCCLA Students Taking On Prevention (STOP) the Violence program empowers youth with attitudes, skills, and resources in order to recognize, report, and reduce youth violence. FCCLA members use peer education to:

  • Reach their peers with violence prevention education
  • Recognize warning signs of potential youth violence
  • Encourage young people to report troubling behavior
  • Collaborate with school and community resources to address youth violence
  • Develop and implement local action projects to reduce the potential for violence in their school

Lesson Plans/ Activities

The Student Body national peer education program helps young people make informed, responsible decisions about their health, provides youth opportunities to teach others, and develops healthy lifestyles along with communication and leadership skills.

  • The Healthy You – Empowering teens to make wise food and lifestyle choices
  • The Fit You – Empowering teens to take charge of their health and their level of fitness
  • The Real You – Empowering teens to maintain positive mental health
  • The Resilient You – Empowering teens to live in ways that build emotional health

Lesson Plans/ Activities

5 A Day More Matters

Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Oats Lesson

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Snacks Lesson Plan

Healthy vs. Unhealthy snacks demonstration info sheet

Nutrition Improvement Plan

N & W Career Exploration

Portion Control Lesson