TITLE

HOME ECONOMICS AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL

AUTHOR(S)
Spafford, Ivol
PUB. DATE
April 1936
SOURCE
Education;Apr1936, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p449
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the introduction of home economics at the elementary level schools. Home activities related work was made a play subject through the medium of so-called kitchen gardens. Home economics began in the elementary grades with the teaching of cooking and sewing skills to special groups. Some girls were taught sewing. These girls were mostly from poor and under-privileged class. The role of using home economics materiel in schools was to relate school and home life. Play houses were built and furnished for carrying various home activities. Health instruction was included as a study of food and its relation to health was discussed. Children were taught how to set the table, to use better table manners, to be more thoughtful of others in the home, to take more suitable care of their clothing.
ACCESSION #
21446299

 

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