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ck_paul1000

38 months ago

Do they still teach "Home Economics" in high school?

Just curious. One of my sisters took the class and hated it. To this day, she cannot cook. (or should I say, hates to cook). Fortunately, her husband is a pretty good chef. They still eat out a lot or order food. It sort of like when I was in school, we had to take "Wood Shop". I enjoyed it, but there were guys who couldn't hit a nail with a hammer. Personally, I wouldn't let them near a power saw.
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butterflybenz07

  38 months ago
Yes, I believe they still do! It all depends on the school. I took this class in High school and it wasn't so bad for me. We didn't make anything extravagant just baked cakes and pies.
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Marie1com

  38 months ago
Yes and no....Now they teach what they call Family/Consumer Science wich include FCS for teens Family living Child development Fitness and Nutrition Food for Today FAshion Design and Survival life skills.
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SharkBaitGirl

  38 months ago
I remember those days! I took wood shop and made a bunch of neat stuff! I also took home ec and made an apron, cooked some meals, etc. They used to offer those classes in middle school and high school, along with automotive repair and a few other "vo tech" type classes.
At my daughter's middle school, they have a class called "life skills" or something to that effect, and I believe they teach the kids about cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. I don't know if they offer it in high school - but they should!!! They should also make kids take a money management course. I remember we learned to write checks, but that was it. Too many kids and adults have no idea how to make a budget or live with one, and that's how so many people got into trouble these days.
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atwellfarm

  38 months ago
this is so strange the you should ask that question I was just a few minutes ago thinking about when I took it in school and saying to myself I'm sure they don't still teach that. But I was thinking how many things I learned in class stuck with me throughout my life about the proper was to do things. Some of them I don't follow, lol, but I really don't think we teach young girls how to do things anymore and it is sad. Those proper ways will disappear as us older ones die off if we as mothers fail to pass them on.
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jeannie91

  38 months ago
At the high school I attended home economics was not a mandatory class. It was an elective. I think it is better as an elective because students should have the choice to learn about the subject. Some people aren't interested in it. Some even hate it. Personally, I would have liked to take home economics because I love cooking but that's just me. I know there are other people out there who don't feel the same way as I do.
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Nightwind45t

  38 months ago
I took home ec in school and hated it, too. I didn't learn to cook until I had no choice but everyone says I'm a decent cook now. When my son was in school (2003) they still had home ec but I'm not sure about now.
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FLAHONEY33

  38 months ago
I took it in middle school. Made some cookies & a very ugly pair of shorts. They barely have time show you anything, so don't expect to know how to cook when there's 10-15 students gathered around one oven. Your sister would probably liked to cook if she enjoyed it but the 'outcome' of her attempts aren't pleasant. Maybe she should start small or cook with her husband? I took Shop at the same time as Home Economics & actually enjoyed it but was intimidated by the big machines. I understood even back then how dangerous they could be. It didn't make me feel any better when the Shop teacher was missing a few fingers..lol. I know a lot of couples like your sister who has swapped gender roles in some areas. Offered to do a potluck lunch with some friends when one of them burst out laughing saying his wife couldn't cook to save her life. That's when a friend leaned over & said he wasn't much better, he just thought he was.
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lmr511@aol.com

  38 months ago
it is not called home economics anymore. my kids had the option to take a food class in high school. they made a few microwave dishes. she did bring home an easy recipe for monkey bread that is made in the microwave. no sewing class like i took in 7th grade though.
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sharrondw146

  38 months ago
My daughter's high school doesn't seem to offer a class called 'home economics' but it does offer courses that seem to touch on what you would expect in a home economics class. She took a sewing class last year that was strictly sewing. She learned a lot from it. I was really impressed. She enjoyed it so much that she asked for her own sewing machine for Christmas.
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