ERIC Number: ED222646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
BASE Home Economics Curriculum Grades 5-8. Area 3.0 Foods/Nutrition.
Blankenship, Martha Lee, Ed.
This publication contains curriculum banks for teaching home economics in grades 5 through 8 in West Virginia. Rather than containing a complete curriculum guide for the home economics program, the banks provide ideas, sections, and lessons that can be drawn out and used with other materials. Four banks are provided in the guide. Bank 1 contains information on using basic skills in the home economics curriculum, stressing reading, writing, communicating, using numbers, and perceiving in the context of basic information about food, food needs of children/teenagers, and food choices and supply. Bank 2 helps students to gain self-knowledge, self-understanding, and decision-making skills while learning what their bodies need and what the contribution of good nutrition is to their appearance, health, and performance. In bank 3, students learn the importance of independence and interdependence as they use teamwork to prepare meals in the kitchen. Bank 4 is a series of exploratory exercises or mini-courses. In the banks, each concept contains a competency, learner outcome/evaluation, learning activities, and resources/supplements. (Suggestions are provided for integrating the concepts in bank 1 with other home economics concepts and other subject matter areas.) The guide also provides a list of suggested resources, such as books, posters, pamphlets, kits, packets, models, filmstrips, games, and publishers' addresses. (KC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cooking Instruction, Decision Making Skills, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Food, Foods Instruction, Home Economics, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mathematics, Middle Schools, Nutrition, Reading Skills, Self Concept, State Curriculum Guides, Writing Skills
West Virginia Vocational Curriculum Laboratory, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV 25271.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Educators of West Virginia.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia