ERIC Number: ED183311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Course objectives and learning activities are contained in this curriculum guide for a 16-week home economics course which teaches cooking and sewing skills applicable to outdoor living. The course goals include increasing male enrollment in the home economics program, developing students' self-confidence and ability to work in groups, and promoting awareness and conservation of the natural environment. The guide provides lists of equipment, suggestions for organizing the class, and activities for students. Activities in the sewing unit include determining the characteristics of outdoor fabrics, learning to operate the sewing machine, searing and sewing outdoor fabrics, making a stuff sack and one other item for outdoor use, and a field trip on which students try out and evaluate different styles of outdoor clothing. Carried out by small groups, the cooking activities teach various methods of outdoor cookery, safety procedures, fire building and stove operation, and preparation of nutritionally balanced meals suitable for the outdoors. Suggestions are included for a student-organized overnight field trip to test outdoor cooking skills. Evaluation forms call for the students to rate class activities as well as their own work habits and performance in class groups. (JH)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Affective Objectives, Cooking Instruction, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Group Activities, Home Economics Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Outdoor Education, Safety, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sewing Instruction, Skill Development
Project Exploration, N.M.R.S., Main Street, Townsend, MA 01469 ($1.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Project Exploration, Townsend, MA.