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Table of Lesson Plans

The lesson plans and learning activities catalogued in this table are presented within these  categories:

bullet preparing students for family life/home economics education 
 
bullet families, home life, relationships, basic economics
 
bullet family life
 
bullet relationships
 
bullet home and basic economics
 
bullet food and nutrition
 
bullet clothing/textiles/fashion
 
bullet careers in family studies/home economics
 
bullet consumer education
 
bullet role of advertising

The Lesson Plans (LP), published learning resources/programs (LR), fact sheets (FS), articles (A)  for student reading) and on-line learning activities (OLA) are listed under these  categories by grade level. The numbers under each category denote the number of resources available. Please note that some topics are covered in more than one domain.

 

Table of Lesson Plans

  Family Studies/Home Economics K-3 4-6 7-10 11-12
A. Preparing for Family Studies/Home Economics        
1. Safety in Family Studies/Home Economics classrooms        
2. Setting ground rules for class discussions        
3. Procedure for anonymous questions        
4. Responsibility to respond or report        
           
B. Families, Home Life, Relationships, Basic Economics in Today's Society        
1. Human Ecology        
2. Basic Skills        
a. managing economic and human resources to meet needs and wants        
b. critical thinking about acquisition, production, consumption        
c. nurturing and caring about others    

1

 
3. Basic Values  

2

2

1

a.. valuing family life        
b. nurturing others        
c. global awareness        
d. cultural diversity        
           
C. Family Life/Relationships        
1. Family Life

8

3

5

4

a. types of evolution/history

4

5 7 6
b. the function of families in society     2 1
c. family functioning/roles

6

1 2

1

d. family fun and recreation        
e. parenting

1

1 5

4

f. family safety        
g. young parents/teen pregnancy/basic care of young infants        
h. child development        
i. adolescent development

 

     
j. family stress and distress/divorce  

2

3 2
k. family transitions     1 1
l. foster families/adoption        
m. caregiving to elderly parents

1

2

2

2

n. work-life balance        
o. family violence/abuse/neglect

1

 

2

2

2. Relationships        
a. siblings

1

     
b. parent-child communication        
c. parent-teen communication    

2

2

d. spouse /partner communication        
e. intergenerational relationships

1

 

1

 
           
D. Home and Basic Economics        
1. Money management/budgeting/credit 3 6

20

22

2. Housing        
a. construction and maintenance        
b. design    

1

1

c. furnishings/fixtures        
d. ownership    

2

2

e. home safety 14 15 15 15
f. mortgage        
3. Insurance        
a. personal        
b. car        
c. home        
           
E. Food and Nutrition

1

1 1 1
1. Food - basic knowledge        
2. Nutrition and healthy eating - basic knowledge        
3. Food production        
a. agriculture

1

1

4

4

b. food processing

2

2

1 1
c. role of corporations/family businesses in food        
4. Food selection/marketing        
5. Food safety

1

11 12 12
6. Food preparation  

1

4

2

a. meals

1

1 1 1
b. snacks        
c. variety of foods        
d. basic tips/recipes        
           
F. Clothing/Textiles/Fashion        
1. Fibers, fabrics, finishes  

1

2

2

2. General clothing care  

1

2

2

3. Buying clothing/Role of fashion    

1

1

4. Basic sewing and repair    

4

 
5. Role of advertising        
           
G. Careers in Family Studies/Home Economics        
1. General awareness        
2. Career information and exploration        
           
H. Consumer Education        
1. Basic economics        
a. capitalism        
b. consumerism

2

3

6 6
c. labour        
d. global economy, Canadian economy, local economy        
2. Role of advertising

2

3

7 6
3. Consumer awareness and skills        
4. Marketing        
5. Role of young people in economy        
a. child labour

1

6

8 7

 

 


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