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Keeping FACS Alive: FACS Meets Ag Education in South Carolina

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…

FACS Classes are very involved in the school environment as they learn life skills and about the world we live in. Working closely with the Agriculture classes we study "from farm to table" all aspects to include harvest, cooking, storage, nutrition, and consumerism. A cultural study takes us through the year as we apply what we are learning to many cultures to include the family unit.

We also work closely with our special needs classes. We host them for cooking labs and classroom social events which allows all of us to learn etiquette and understanding others’ needs. The classes also learn to budget, plan, prepare and serve food for various diets. Family budgeting and housing plans are investigated. And of course, food safety and sanitation is taught and practiced at all times. The classes are all designed for students to be able to leave with a foundation for managing their own household and to keep themselves and others healthy.

Mary Ellen Mulikin

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