ERIC Number: ED208167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Voluntary Simplicity of Lifestyle into Home Economics.
Pestle, Ruth E.
This curriculum guide presents guidelines for teaching concepts of Voluntary Simplicity in home economics in Florida. (Voluntary Simplicity is a lifestyle in which individuals choose to live more simply, considering the limited nature of the world's resources.) It is designed for use as a separate unit within different subject matter areas or as suggested learning materials for integrating the concepts in those areas. Section 1 is an introduction to the instructor. The Introduction to Voluntary Simplicity section includes pre-post tests with answer keys for each subject matter area into which Voluntary Simplicity can be integrated. A rationale and activites are presented to provide students with a basic understanding of the concept. Sections 4-8 focus on integrating Voluntary Simplicity into "The New Curriculum Framework for Home Economics in Florida" for (1) wage-earning home economics programs (2) housing, (3) family relations, (4) foods and nutrition, and (5) clothing and textiles. Each section contains overall Voluntary Simplicity unit objectives, activity objectives, glossary, activities, and resource listing. The activity format includes Voluntary Simplicity and activity objectives, background information, directions, and the activity. Several options may be presented. A listing of over 80 resources is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Clothing Instruction, Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Family Life, Family Life Education, Family Relationship, Foods Instruction, Home Economics, Housing, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Life Style, Nutrition Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Secondary Education, Textiles Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Coll. of Home Economics.
Identifiers: Environmental Awareness; Florida; Voluntary Simplicity