Saturday, October 6, 2012

Home Economics

I recently watched 1950 video from Iowa State College about Home Economics and I dare to say, if there was ever a need to bring something back from the "olden" days, this would be it.
The documentary shows 4 young women and their journey through college as they major in Home Economics and how it will apply to their careers and home life. An example would be how chemistry is used not just to do science experiments, but also for cooking. Quite honestly, I think it would be prudent to have high school students take Home Economics courses to graduate. You learn budgeting, clothing design, home decoration, quality of food and furniture, cooking and much, much more. More then I even thought was possible. There was something wonderful about seeing how these women chose specific careers, but were able to carry their knowledge into the home once they are married.
So to the overburdened public school system, I feel for you, but I think it is time to bring back Home Economics, along with Civics. These are beneficial areas of knowledge that can go a long, long way.




There is also a video called Why Study Home Economics? which breaks it down beautifully as well.

Cheers!
MissFifi

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