Around 50 years ago,Home Economics was a required course in school. Young ladies took home economics, young men took woodshop. They had clubs for girls such as Future Homemakers of America. For homemakers they had homemakers clubs where they went to women houses to swap tips and recipes. Now, Homemakers clubs are extinct, FHOA are now called Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and even though they still have cooking classes and fashion design courses in school, the whole content of the home economics course has changed
To some people,the word home economics has a bad name. The whole home economics program by the 1950s and 1960’s was look at as teaching girls to be a housewife. But at the end of the the day,it did so much more. Home Economics should in schools again. You learned how to cook, clean, sew, and budget your money. These are skills that everyone should know.
When I was younger I felt that to an easy A I should take Early Childhood Education(Just so you know,hardest course I ever took,but I retook the course in college in order to work as a child care worker).Later,I thought it would be a great idea to go fashion school and become a fashion designer ,so I signed up for Interior Design and Fashion Design Class(courses I didn’t even take).By the middle of my 11th grade year,I decided to become a chef,so I signed up for our schools cooking club and signed up for a few cooking courses. I might need some more work on my baking, but those courses are great stepping stones for life skills. Knowing career courses in school are important,but know how to take care of yourself and the others around you is just as important.