ERIC Number: ED112599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Home and Family Living Laboratory Curriculum Guide. 1975 Developmental Edition.
Will, Patricia, Ed.
Presented is the curriculum guide from the Home and Family Living Laboratory, a project of the Child Development Center (St. Paul, Minnesota) which serves educable mentally retarded and trainable mentally retarded teenagers and young adults. It is explained that the laboratory setting is a house (next to the school building) which accommodates 12 students, and that the purpose of the program is to facilitate transfer of home maintenance and home economics skills to a real life situation. Introductory information includes: a history of the project, a description of mainstream (association with non-handicapped students) aspects of the program, take-home activities coordinated with each curriculum unit, and a guide for media to be used with each unit. Seven curriculum units cover the following topics (with sample objectives in parentheses); living in a neighborhood (understanding the rights and responsibilities of a property owner); money and the consumer (locating the price tag on an item); personal needs within the family (learning grooming and meal management); interior home care and planning (vacuuming); home maintenance (raking leaves); home emergencies (handling home fires); and leisure time (participating in games and hobbies). Provided for each unit are objectives, learning activities, vocabulary, teaching aids/resources, related academic objectives, and evaluative criteria. (LS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Paul Public Schools, Minn. Home and Family Living Lab.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III