LIFEPAC Home Economics
The curriculum not only covers cooking, sewing, and health, but Christian character and building good relationships as well.
The set includes 10 LIFEPACs that each deal with different topics. Christian Character and Appearance covers inner beauty, physical beauty, and proper behavior. This includes everything from character and living by Bible principles, to nutrition and hygiene, actions and communication. What's Cooking? is about getting acquainted with the kitchen, recipes, and meal management. Topics include kitchen equipment and appliances, food budgeting, and food storage. Let's Eat deals with nutrition, food preparation, meal planning, and food service. Healthy food choices and correct ways to prepare them is the main focus of this book.
The Clothes You Wear covers fashion, design and appearance, textures and fabrics, and care of clothes. The Clothes you Sew discusses sewing equipment, selecting pattern fabric and notions, layout, cutting, marking, pressing, and projects. Interior Decorating is the sixth LIFEPAC and includes a brief history of interior decoration, an introduction to design and decoration, specific treatments, visual enrichment, and sewing for the home. Your Home and You teaches hospitality, etiquette, and home management. The eighth LIFEPAC is about practical helps for working people and is entitled Financial Freedom. It covers getting a job, personal finance, legal matters, forms, and contracts. Child Development and Care teaches things like ages and stages, care of children, safety and first aid, and babysitting. Relationships instructs on how to forge good relationships at home, school, work, church, and social events. It also gives advice on choosing the right mate. Each LIFEPAC includes worksheets and offers related activities such as cooking and sewing for the student to participate in. Each section has review quizzes to promote and assess learning. The Boxed Set includes a complete Teacher’s Guide with a synopsis of every LIFEPAC and additional activities for additional or advanced learning. A set of LIFEPACS only (no Teacher Guide) is also available for teaching additional students or to reuse the course later with a younger child. ~ Rachel S.