Do high schools still teach Home Economics?

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Do high schools still teach Home Economics?

Postby maha » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:04 am

Are home economics classes still offered in high schools? Also, I am wondering how many boys take this class, and has anyone ever had a male home economics teacher?

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Postby pinkers » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:43 am

Yes, it's still offered to some degree in most high schools. I've never had a male teacher, but there are boys that take the class. My husband took it as a teenager...but he admits to wanting to be around all of the girls. ;)

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Postby TheresaHPIR » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:01 pm

I graduated in 2001 and we didn't have home ec in my high school.

However, we did have home ec in middle school as a nine week course each year. One year was sewing, another was cooking, and I really cannot remember the third. The teacher was female, but EVERYONE was required to take all three classes, so there were always plenty of boys in there.

Our high school DID offer a semester cooking class...but that's all it was. Again, the instructor was female...she had been teaching for 50 years at the school in that, or a similar position, lol.

While not a required class, it was generally seen as an Easy A class with little to no work, so there were plenty of guys in there from what I can remember. I hated cooking, so I never took the class, but I had several friends, both male and female, who took it and would bring the rest of us cookies, pizzas, brownies, and cakes nearly every day for lunch.

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Postby Blessings4all » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:03 pm

It's called FACS now. Family and Consumer Science. They usually do a little bit of everything like cooking, sewing, balancing a checkbook, etc. Schools that I have subbed in require it for at least one year, usually 7th or 8th grade.
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