Teaching Basic Skills Through Home Economics

Teaching Basic Skills Through Home Economics

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This publication is designed to help home economics teachers as they identify and teach basic skills in their programs. Part I, qBasic Skills Instruction in Home Economicsq (Miller), discusses strategies for supplementing basic skills through home economics content. It addresses preparation of home economics teachers to incorporate basic skills in their classes and gives information on the movement to grant academic credit for home economics classes. A list of 31 references follows. Part II, qBasic Skills Activities, q is divided into four sections, each dealing with a different major basic skill relevant to home economics: qCommunicationq (Thompson, Sproles); qMathematicsq (Hall, Williams); qPhysical and Life Scienceq (Moss); and qSocial Studiesq (Van Buren). Each section begins with an introduction to the use of the basic skills area in home economics, followed by student activities that can be used in teaching the skill. Within sections, activities are organized into the following content areas: consumer education/resource management, housing/home furnishings, human development, nutrition/foods, and textiles/clothing. For each activity, the home economics content area, basic skill, home economics application, and directions are indicated. Part II lists 74 selected references and resources and includes a source list. (YLB)NUTRITION CROSSWORD PUZZLE Home Economics Content Area: Nutrition/ Foods Basic Skills: Expand ... Spell correctly words related to nutrition. Across ... Service supplement: Reading development activities guide. ... keep skin, mouth, and 6. minerals 3. calcium tongue in good condition 8. vitamins 5. amino acids 10 .

Title:Teaching Basic Skills Through Home Economics
Author: Sandra W. Miller, Charlotte R. Tulloch
Publisher:Family & Consumer Sciences - 1989-01-01

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