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Keeping FACS Alive: FACS Enjoys Renewed Interest in Canada Thanks for Retired FACS teachers

promoting-facs-guideThis summer Learning ZoneXpress has been asking teachers how they are keeping FACS Alive in their classrooms and schools. We were thrilled with the response and are happy to share the stories. We would love to hear from you! Help us spread the awareness of FCS in the classroom today and share your story with us. Long live “Home Ec”!

Today’s story…

Family Studies (aka Family and Consumer Sciences in the US) is still being taught in many schools in Nova Scotia, Canada. For a couple of years it was not looking too good for us "Home Ec'rs" and a lot of schools cut out Family Studies. But now, I am happy to say, many of them are bringing it back. Thanks to the support and hard work of a "retired" Family Studies teacher and other dedicated professionals, we have a new curriculum, support for our program, a university Family Studies teacher program, and much more.

As a Family Studies teacher I feel joy watching my students develop skills and seeing how happy they are with their finished products. But the real value of Family Studies becomes very evident in comments I've heard over the years from former students: "I made curtains for my house", "You taught me how to sew", "I still put the decoration I made on our tree", "I still cook/bake...we made in class for my kids/family", "I went to culinary school because I loved cooking class"...

Carolann

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