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ERIC Number: EJ868212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Engaging Students: Discovering Family and Consumer Sciences History
Nickols, Sharon Y.; Sewell, Darby; Wilmarth, Melissa
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v100 n4 p57-59 2008
The centennial of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) provides an opportunity to explore local as well as national aspects of the field. Studying events that shaped FCS and the women and men who provided early leadership reinforces the role of FCS in improving daily living conditions for the past century. Engaging students in the study of history can help them connect with local professionals, thus gathering inspiration to address current and future problems faced by individuals, families, and communities. The purpose of this article is to promote the study of FCS history, especially during the AAFCS Centennial year, to offer ideas to engage students in this effort, and to suggest resources for historical exploration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A