Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Consumer Education and Family Science Curriculm
Our eighth grader started a Consumer Education and Family Science curriculum last month. We're using a textbook, 'Today's Teen' and 'Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers'. EdHelper.com offers Reading Comprehension worksheets on health, safety, and careers.
With 'Today's Teen' he'll be covering personal skills like decision making, goal setting, and accessing resources, plus consumer and money skills, and career exploration. Friendships, health, and nutrition are also covered. Sewing, cooking and menu planning are just a few of the Family Science topics that are included. The book has questions/answers and hands on activites.
The 'Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers' by Barbara Frank. There's a Reading List for financial, living and working themes. The Project List gives your student a variety of projects, such as food expense, shopping for health and car insurance and filling out college applications.
Along with attending cooking lessons, job shadowing and volunteer opportunities this curriculum is educational and fun.