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GENERAL RESOURCES


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Early Childhood Education Community
Here you'll find resources on child development, activities for young children, and plenty more.

Fashion Technology
This is another page here in the Vocational Education Community with information on garment design and construction.

Culinary Arts
Cooking resources here in the Vocational Education Community.



Articles

A 'Real-Life Fair' Shows Kids the Real Deal About Careers
Students in one Rhode Island junior high school got a glimpse of their future through a "Real-Life Fair," a career fair that incorporates lessons learned in the classroom. As they watched their earnings dwindle, some found that the careers they had their eyes on might not provide the funds they would like to have in the future. Find out whether a career fair or an online tour of careers is the ideal activity for your classroom! Included: Approaches to career education used in a handful of schools -- across the grades. Plus more great online and print career education resources!

"Baby" Helps Teens Think It Over!
A computerized doll, programmed to mirror the needs of a real baby, shows teens what parenting is really like.

Get Real: Math in Everyday Life
How many times have your students asked "When are we ever going to use this in real life?" Discover eight great answers --- eight great Web sites for teaching real world math!

Making Connections Between Math and the Real World!
A new secondary school math program, Math Connections, is changing the way teachers look at math -- and changing kids' attitudes toward its real-world value.



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Kidd Safety
The Consumer Product Safety Commission's Web site for kids introduces Kidd Safety and teaches some important safety lessons for youngsters.

Math in Daily Life
This site explores important mathematical concepts as they apply to everyday life. It is a part of the Annenberg/CPB Project Exhibits Collection. It is sure to make students see the relationship of math to daily activities and decisions.

Integrating The Internet Into The Home & Career Skills Classroom
Integrating the Internet into the Home and Career Skills Classroom is not as hard as it might seem with this comprehensive Web site to help you. Here you'll find lots of great resources organized and ready to use!

Consumer Education for Teens
This information was developed by teens, for teens, to educate them about consumerism and to help them become smarter shoppers.

Aunt Edna's Kitchen
The information here covers nutrition, recipes, weights, measures and conversion tables. Almost everything a home economics or consumer science teacher or student could use for class.



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Social Sciences : Modern Society:

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Family and Consumer Science Resources Online
Originally titled "Home Economics Resources Online", this website has officially been renamed Family and Consumer Science Resources Online. The links provided at this web site will give insight to the many resources available on the Internet in the field of Home Economics/Family and Consumer Science.

The Hall of Home Economics
A comprehensive list of links.

Home & Family
This is an online sampling of the book "Home & Family Internet Resource Guide" by Carol Priefert.

Family and Consumer Sciences - North Carolina State University
researched-based information on health, food and nutrition, financial management, consumer issues, legal issues, housing and house, furnishings, apparel and textiles, human development, and family relationships

PERSONAL FINANCE


Sections
Math : Finance
Check Education World's Site Reviews on the topic of Finance.


Articles
Play a New Stock Market Game -- for Teachers Only!
Do you need a break from soggy bathing suits and sandy sneakers? Why not spend a little time on the stock market this summer? Join the MainXed Teacher Stock Market Tournament! If you've ever considered using an online stock simulation game in your classroom ---but aren't sure you know enough--- this tournament is designed to teach you the game and the ins and outs of the stock market in a non-threatening environment. You could win big prizes too!

Stock Market Games Bring Math to Life
Are your students in the market for meaningful math? Check out these on-line stock market simulations! Included: A fourth-grade teacher and her students talk about a fun and educational on-line stock market game!

A 'Real-Life Fair' Shows Kids the Real Deal About Careers
Students in one Rhode Island junior high school got a glimpse of their future through a "Real-Life Fair," a career fair that incorporates lessons learned in the classroom. As they watched their earnings dwindle, some found that the careers they had their eyes on might not provide the funds they would like to have in the future. Find out whether a career fair or an online tour of careers is the ideal activity for your classroom! Included: Approaches to career education used in a handful of schools -- across the grades. Plus more great online and print career education resources!



Reviews

KidsBank.Com
KidsBank, presented by Sovereign Bank, is the place for children to find answers to their money-related questions.

BizWorld
Designed by Tim Draper, a venture capitalist, this course helps students learn to design, manufacture, and market simple products.

The Mint
The Mint is an economics and finance site for youth, their teachers, and parents. This very interactive site teaches the ins and outs of personal finance, entrepreneurship, and basic economics.

Invest Smart
Investment basics, lessons and games to help students (and others) increase their financial savvy.

Young Investors
There's a two-fold purpose to this site, to help parents teach their children about money matters and to interest kids in finance.



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Social Sciences : Economics:

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The Dollar Stretcher
If you're looking for ways to save time and money you've come to the right place! Over 900 free articles to improve your life. "The Dollar Stretcher" is dedicated to "Living Better...For Less". You'll find advice on how to care for your car, balance your budget or whip up an inexpensive dinner. Tips for babies, weddings and vacations.

Spending Habits-Money In Motion
Uncle Charlie has just won the lottery. Since he has no children he has decided to share a portion of his winnings with his nieces and nephews. Each is to receive $20,000. He is a little concerned, however, about his relatives' spending habits.....Check out this site! It has a well developed activity that can be used in any Home Economics class.

Street Cents Online - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
a project aimed at helping kids to be tougher consumers; includes Weekly Adventures, FAQs, Interactive Forums, and a Library

NUTRITION


Sections

Culinary Arts
Cooking resources here in the Vocational Education Community.

PE & Health : Nutrition
Check Education World's Site Reviews on the topic of Nutrition.

Health : Nutrition
This is the archive of all our Teacher Submitted Lesson Plans on the subject of Nutrition.



Articles

The Food Pyramid: Three Projects That Teach Kids About Nutrition
Three educators shared with Education World their latest attempts to halt the spread of junk food -- online projects! Students share information, compare data, and learn about foods from around the world.

Canteloupe Instead of Cupcakes? Believe It!
"Nutrition can't be a unit; it has to be ongoing." Those are the words of Sabina M. Mosso, who teaches preschoolers and kindergartners at Anna Boyd Child Development Center in Columbia, South Carolina. The Dole Food Company has recognized Mosso's outstanding efforts to improve student nutrition, both in her school, and in other school districts in her state. Mosso knew she had won a huge victory when one of her students showed up on his birthday with a fruit tray instead of cupcakes!

Great Sites For Teaching About... Nutrition
Each week, Education World's Great Sites for Teaching About page highlights Web sites we think will help educators work timely themes into their lessons. This week's sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about nutrition.

Nutrition on the Net -- Healthful Activities for Every Grade!
If your students think nutrition is a dull topic, they haven't gotten the full story on food from the resources of the Internet. Many wonderful sites explain the benefits of eating well, the power of the food guide pyramid, and the history of food. Included: Ten classroom activities for use across the grades!



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Aunt Edna's Kitchen
The information here covers nutrition, recipes, weights, measures and conversion tables. Almost everything a home economics or consumer science teacher or student could use for class.



Database
Physical Education & Health : Health: Teacher Resources : Lesson Plans : Physical Education : Health:

Related
Links
Food Science, Nutrition, & Technology
Resources from Family and Consumer Science Resources Online.

Nutrition and Wellness
A helpful set of links from The Hall of Home Economics.

Food & Nutrition
A set of links from Home & Family Online Resources.

Food and Nutrition
Information and resources from the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at North Carolina State University.

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