Oh, that facebook on Pride & Prejudice is really funny! I'd like to see one on Mannesfield Manor.
By the way, my Mom and your son managed to convince this die-hard sci fi/fantasy fan to try Austen...
I also have a habit of reading contraversial books so I can decide at what ages (if at all) to read & discuss them with my girls...
And I am now actually finding myself saying that I have enjoyed Austen's novels far better than _Twilight_ (romance/fantasy). Which surprises me - as a teen, I wouldn't have made it through the first chapters of any of Austen's novels, but I would have absolutely loved _Twilight_ had it been written 20 some-odd years ago ;-)
Kudos to you (the teacher) and your son for his understanding Austen's world better than I would have as a young person, and better than I do as a *ahem* older person (I have to do research and re-read passages a lot).
Oh, and by the way, we spell home economics "occupational education." If the Washington state lists "occupational education" as one of our required subjects, and if "home maker" is regarded as an occupation on surveys, insurance forms, applications for licenses, etc. then by golly, we can count it as "occupational education." Aside from which, there are tons of careers that stem directly from what used to be domestic arts. To name a few:
home ec teacher
Ooooooooooo, off on a bunny trail here, but I'll bet Threadbangers would like to know about the "prom dress remakes" that the Jane Austen fan club gals do...
This is a great home-ec site, by the way. I have seen a couple of mildly immodest pictures, though, so keep that in mind.
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