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Keeping FACS Alive: From the family farm in Idaho

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”!

I am a product of an Idaho potato farm. I am a product of a loving family. I am a product of FCCLA. I am a product of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

I was fortunate to be taught life skills and character development while working on the family farm, and learning and growing in a loving and caring environment in my home as a child. I took Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classes in junior high and high school. I was an active member of the high school organization, FHA, which changed its name to Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) while I was in high school. In college, I decided I wanted to share the life skills I had learned with other "kids." I became a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator. I taught mostly culinary arts classes for 7 years. I worked with students from a variety of backgrounds in schools in Las Vegas. This was surely a different experience from growing up on the farm! Now I teach a wider variety of the FCS skills in a small town, and I am back in Idaho. I love Family and Consumer Sciences, and the real-life application that can be helpful for everyone.

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