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Home economics has become more important than it used to be, when skills were accumulated in the process of growing up. With our busy lifestyles, now we need to consciously intend to teach these important life skills. All around us you see a generation who struggles with "adulting", showing that even common home economics tasks are so unusual they require a social media post when pulled off successfully.
Teaching basic skills in home management is one way you can be glad you gave your all in training your young adults. One day, as they live on their own, whether they decide to eat healthy, clean house, or maintain their home, at least you'll know you trained them well! In addition to in-home applications, children also learn about professional careers in home economics and related fields, like food service and fashion industries.
Home Economics may be called Family and Consumer Sciences. You could also have separate classes within different home economics skills. For example, instead of Home Economics, you could call your class Financial Literacy, or Foods 1.
Home Economics does not require a curriculum. You can teach it at home through practice. Consider these ideas:
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Gena Suarez, along with her husband, Paul, have homeschooled their seven children since 1990. What started for Gena
Parents need to keep the academic records for their teens after graduation . They may be needed for further education in 5 years.... or 10 years... or 30 years after the children have left the nest. Graduates may need a transcript for a job in the future, or some have even found they need course descriptions. Somewhere, somehow, you need to keep academic
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When they were young, my boys would sometimes argue silly questions with all the passion of television political commentators.
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EdX works well with younger students who are profoundly gifted and need a challenge.