ERIC Number: ED236400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Housing & Home Furnishings Curriculum Guide. Energy and the Family.
Davidson, Jane S.; Morris, Carol
This curriculum guide on housing and home furnishings, covering one of the five content areas of the Energy and the Family Curriculum Guide, has been designed to provide learning experiences and identify resources that can be used to develop units of study related to energy usage and conservation. The guide is intended for use in comprehensive courses of home economics as well as specialized courses of the home economics subject matter content areas, especially in the state of Texas. The guide contains three major units: selection of energy-efficient housing, evaluating a home for energy efficiency, and maintaining thermal comfort through interior design. Some of the subjects covered in the units are human needs and values; mobile homes, apartments, townhouses, and single-family dwellings; new types of housing, such as solar and earth homes; heat transfer and air infiltration; building an energy-efficient home; retrofitting existing homes; design elements inside and outside the home; and window treatments, furniture arrangement, and lighting. For each major concept, the guide provides a competency statement, terminal performance objectives, as well as concepts and generalizations linked to specific learning experiences and resources. The guide contains three appendixes. Appendix A contains a bibliography of books, pamphlets, multimedia materials, and other teaching aids. Appendix B contains prepared information sheets, games, bulletin board ideas, check sheets, evaluation forms, and transparency masters. Appendix C is a collection of background information that may be helpful to the teacher in using the learning experiences. A glossary completes the curriculum guide. (KC)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Air Flow, Citations (References), Climate, Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Resources, Energy Conservation, Fuel Consumption, Heat, Heating, Home Economics, Home Furnishings, Housing, Housing Needs, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Solar Energy, Temperature, Transparencies, Units of Study, Ventilation
Gulf States Utilities, P.O. Box 2951, Beaumont, TX 77704.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Gulf States Utilities, Beaumont, TX.
Authoring Institution: Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX.
Note: For related documents, see CE 037 499-502.