Do they still teach Home Ec?

“Why don’t they teach kids that in school?’  A question I hear often on TV or in random conversations about the life skills most adults think kids aren’t getting in their education.  BUT WE STILL TEACH THIS STUFF!

In the late 90’s, Home Economics got a much-needed makeover.  The general, “Home Ec” classes where students (primarily young ladies) learned the basic skills of managing a home was written into the history books.  Now, FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE (FACS) consists of over 15 specialized classes that prepare students to live healthy, balanced and successful lives.

FACS focuses on vocational skills and career preparation, much like it’s predecessor, only in contemporary objectives.  No more FAMILY MEALS,  but CULINARY ARTS prepares students for a career in the hospitality world.  Bye -Bye SEWING  class, meet FASHIONG DESIGN & MERCHANDISING!

The purpose of this blog is to educate readers on the reality of what REALLY IS being taught in schools, and how it can be applied to everyday life.  I’m taking some of my weekly objectives and showcasing how students are being taught important life skills everyday in their FACS classes.  Not to mention, discussing how I am applying these lessons to my personal, everyday life.  “WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW THIS?” is a phrase I rarely hear in my classroom, because it’s obvious that you can (and will) need to know these skills!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you keep checking up on what’s happening in the FACS classroom!


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