ERIC Number: ED404269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Family, Food, and Society: A Teacher's Guide.
Staaland, Elaine; Strom, Sharon
This Wisconsin guide uses hands-on experiences and food labs to help students examine their family and societal goals and how choices about food can help or hinder the realization of these goals. The guide challenges students to see the larger ramifications of their daily choices on the local and global community. The guide provides a prototype of the emerging family-focus approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The book has five modules consisting of teaching-learning experiences, including conceptual statements, directed activities, and support materials designed to reflect the family-focus approach. The subconcerns addressed in the modules focus on: (1) Why should people be concerned about food, its meaning, and ways of obtaining and using it?; (2) What should families do regarding the development of food attitudes and norms?; (3) What should families and society do about food consumption patterns?; (4) What ought to be done about getting food?; and (5) What action should individuals, families, and society take in regard to food-related concerns? A course rationale, family narrative, and course description also are part of the guide. The five appendixes provide information about further reading, Wisconsin's educational goals and learner outcomes, the practical reasoning process, conceptual statements, and teaching about controversial issues. (EH)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Foods Instruction, Global Education, Home Economics, Hunger, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; phone: (800) 243-8782.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin