ERIC Number: ED361476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Life Skills. Middle Grades Exploratory Vocational and Technical Education. Home Economics Education. HE 7018.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education Services.
This curriculum guide was developed as a resource for teachers to use in planning and implementing a competency-based instructional program at the middle school level. It contains materials for a semester-long consumer home economics course based on the North Carolina Vocational Education Program of Studies, Revised 1992. The four units of the curriculum cover resource management, nutrition and wellness, personal and social responsibility, and fashion and appearance. Teaching/learning strategies in the curriculum include the following: applying basic academic skills, encouraging critical and creative thinking skills, problem solving, decision making and higher-order thinking skills, developing life and work skills, promoting cooperative learning, and enhancing a positive self-concept. Units include a rationale, competency, objective, suggested time, teaching outline keyed to teaching strategies and learning activities, and suggested resources. Other contents are as follows: a course blueprint; a resource list of state-adopted textbooks and other publications, software, videotapes, and other resources, with addresses of vendors; equipment and supply lists; and an outline of developmental characteristics of early adolescents. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Competence, Competency Based Education, Consumer Education, Course Content, Daily Living Skills, Educational Resources, Home Economics, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina