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Keeping FACS Alive: Social Management Classes Prepare Students in Maine

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…

In the course of a year of semester-long electives, I often teach 8 different electives: Food Science, Parenting/Child Development (prenatal and infant care with a special emphasis on readiness to parent), Child Development (children ages 1-6 with emphasis on problem situations for children such as divorce, abuse etc.), Early Childhood Education, Housing Designs, Life Management, Creative Clothing I and Creative Clothing II. Other electives taught by another teacher in my department are International Cuisine and Fiber Arts. Many students discover skills and interests to pursue careers through their experiences in our classes. And there aren't more important classes to prepare our young people for adult life than the child development classes and Life Management. In these, analyzing how social and emotional development forms the foundation of our behavior and relationships equips students with the opportunity to improve the very quality of their lives both personally and vocationally.

Jean Libby

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