ERIC Number: ED371132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Success Stories: Minimum Competencies for Early Adolescents. Family & Consumer Education: Home Economics in the Middle School.
Smith, Frances M.; And Others
This guide, which is intended to help middle-level home economics teachers satisfy the Iowa Vocational Education Standards and Requirements, consists of descriptions of 51 successful learning activities developed by Iowa teachers for helping middle school students master 17 minimum competencies in the following major content areas: personal and family health and nutrition, personal (including career) and family development, consumer resource management, and personal and shared space. Each learning activity description contains the following: title, goal, objectives, rationale, learning experience(s), assessment methods, recommended resources, and name of teacher who developed the activity. Included throughout the activity descriptions are ideas for increasing interdisciplinary teaching to facilitate student transfer and integration of knowledge into all parts of life and suggestions for incorporating community resources, parental involvement, Future Homemakers of America and Home Economics Related Occupations activities, and Iowa-mandated human growth and development content into the family and consumer education curricula. (MN)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Early Adolescents, Family Health, Family Life Education, Home Economics, Homemaking Skills, Hygiene, Individual Development, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Minimum Competencies, Nutrition, Personal Space, State Curriculum Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Technical and Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.