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Home Economics …. “… stands for the ideal home life for today unhampered by the traditions of the past [ and] the utilization of all the resources of modern science to improve home life.". Ellen Swallow Richards (1904) Founder of the Home Economics Movement.

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“… stands for the ideal home life for today unhampered by the traditions of the past [ and] the utilization of all the resources of modern science to improve home life."

Ellen Swallow Richards (1904)Founder of the Home Economics Movement

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“Home Economics fosters the development of reflective, critical thinkers secure in dealing with the perennial practical problems of families in a global society”

Gale Smith, Ph.D (2002)

Curriculum and Instruction in Home Economics Education, UBC

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Home Economics provide students with the skills that will enhance their lives for the present and future.
an increase in male lone parent families
An increase in male lone-parent families

Do they have the skills and knowledge to cope?

an increase in the aging population
An increase in the aging population

Who will care for them?

Do they know how?

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How does Home Economics provide students with the skills that will enhance their lives for the present and future?
students who take family studies will learn how to
Students who take Family Studies will learn how to:
  • Assess components of a safe physical and personal environment for children
  • Obtain the skills for effective communication
  • Describe the components of a healthy relationship
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of adulthood and parenting
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Understand a variety of economic, social, and emotional issues and challenges that may affect families
  • Identify the factors that affect the choice of living and housing options
  • And so much more!
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How does Home Economics provide students with the skills that will enhance their lives for the present and future?
students who take food studies will
Students who take Food Studies will:
  • Describe factors that influence personal food choices
  • Evaluate commercial food products
  • Identify the influence of food marketing practices
  • Determine environmental and health issues related to consumption and production of food
  • Modify recipes to improve their nutritional value
  • Critique the use of additives and enrichments, pesticides and nutrition and health statements of foods
  • And so much more.
there are many new textile fibres like soy bamboo and microfibres available
There are many new textile fibres like soy, bamboo, and microfibres available.

So much choice, how does one decide?

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What about child labour, sweatshops, and environmental issues related to our textile choices?
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How can Home Economics provide students with the skills that will enhance their lives for the present and future?
students who take textiles studies will
Students who take Textiles Studies will :
  • Identify the conditions under which clothing and textiles are produced
  • Look at local opportunities to renew and recycle clothing and textiles
  • Describe basic care of textile items including stain removal
  • Use a variety of sewing techniques to construct textile items
  • Evaluate textile products
  • And so much more
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Since there is less time being spent at home with families there is a need now more than ever to build the confidence of our students in taking care of themselves…
the benefits of all home economic classes are that
The Benefits of all Home Economic Classes are that:
  • Students gain hands-on-skills that can change their lives and the lives of others around them
  • Students will use what they learn every day of their lives
  • Students have the opportunity to discover their own abilities, and develop a curiosity to learn more. 
  • Students develop positive self esteem, creativity, time management skills and global awareness
home economics classes can influence career choices such as
Home Economics classes can influence career choices such as:
  • Family Studies
    • social worker, family counsellor, child care worker, property manager, educator, nursing
  • Foods & Nutrition:
    • Food stylist, health inspector, chef, caterer, dietitian, food writer or critic, food scientist, educator, nutritionist
  • Textiles Studies
    • Costume designer, interior decorator, fashion designer or illustrator, personal shopper, upholsterer, fashion merchandizer, educator
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‘It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts... it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.’ --- Robert Hutchins
home economics it s a course for life

Home Economics – it’s a course for life

2008 -Created by Denice Marr for THESA