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Vacation = Teaching Opportunity

Vacation?  Where did you go?  What did you do?  How did you tie it into your curriculum?

I would love to hear about some of your travels and specifically how you tie your vacation into your family and consumer sciences curriculum.

I am personally fascinated by buildings.  Last summer my husband and I took our motorcycle to the Smoky Mountains.  We covered 11 states in 8 days, traveled many miles and saw some wonderful architecture. 

 I am fascinated by buildings and their rich history.  I have photo upon photo of old homes and buildings because I love architecture.  Teaching different housing styles is my favorite part of housing and interior design.  I could ramble on and on to those poor high school students about housing styles forever. 

What are some things that you do to tie your vacation into the education of your students?

Off to Ontario and through the Upper Peninsula on the bike…..


One thought on “Vacation = Teaching Opportunity”

  • Susan Turgeson
    Susan Turgeson July 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    You know you are a Family & Consumer Science teacher when your vacations support your curriculum! Only FCS teachers take pictures of their meals at restaurants before dining and purchase souvenirs that can be used in the classroom. When at a hotel on Virginia Beach, I took pictures of the hotel policies posted so that I could use them with my Intro to Hospitality and Tourism students. I also collect brochures/flyers highlighting various sites for students to use when conducting trip planning. My husband and I are currently enjoying a road trip that includes Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, and Durham, NC. Who knows what all I will bring home this time?

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