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What is Home Economics anyway?

That's right. Pull up a chair and have a cup of coffee. Let's discuss this now and settle it once and for all, because some people just don't know. What is Home Economics anyway?

I know what my definition of Home Economics is—but I wondered what Google had to say, so I asked her. Google returned with a long list of links I could explore. I didn’t realize that Home Economics (or Home Ec as it was once called) was so popular. As it should be!

According to Wikipedia, the field of Home Economics “represents many disciplines including consumer science, nutrition, food preparation, parenting, early childhood education, family economics, human development, interior design, textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects. Other topics such as sexual education and fire prevention may also be covered (”

I can tell you for a fact that in my 16-year tenure as a Home Ec teacher, I did indeed teach sex education. I did not, howe…

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