Home Economics

Heather Leach

 Welcome to Home Economics on SchoolhouseTeachers.com! 

How to Use This Course

The Home Economics class as presented on SchoolhouseTeachers.com is written with the growth of the whole person in mind. The student will begin by learning about personal appearance and hygiene and work through the topics of their role in a household, managing money, hospitality, food, nutrition, and cooking. By sequentially following these lessons, the student will grow socially and in his/her understanding of how he “fits” into the household. Worksheets are included.

Course Details

Course Introduction

Welcome to Home Economics with Heather Leach! This six-month course is designed to help elementary and younger middle school students learn about their roles in their families and how they can practice habits and disciplines that will help them grow spiritually, emotionally, and socially. There are plenty of printable worksheets to keep little hands busy, and there are tips included to help you with the lessons. So if you’re ready, let’s dive in!

Components

Monthly units build on each other minimally; each unit contains printable lessons, activities, and enrichment resources

Length

23 weekly lessons

Ages/Grades

Elementary

Course Outline

Self-Management

  • Week One: Personal Appearance/Who am I?
  • Week Two: Personal Hygiene
  • Week Three: Personal Time Management
  • Week Four: What is My Role?
  • Week Five: Good Cleaning Habits and Teamwork
  • Week Six: Money Management
  • Week Seven: Money Management, Part Two

Hospitality

  • Week Eight: What Is Hospitality?
  • Week Nine: Food and Nutrition
  • Week Ten: Party Planning Part One: Menu
  • Week Eleven: Party Planning Part Two: Basic Cleaning Skills

The Kitchen 

  • Week Twelve: Welcome to the Kitchen
  • Week Thirteen: Introduction to Measuring
  • Week Fourteen: Introduction to Using Kitchen Tools
  • Week Fifteen: Review Week

Cooking

  • Week Sixteen: Basic Cooking
  • Week Seventeen: Cooking Breakfast
  • Week Eighteen: What’s For Lunch?
  • Week Nineteen: Preparing Dinner

Review

  • Week Twenty: Organization/Self-Management Review
  • Week Twenty-One: Time Management Review
  • Week Twenty-Two: Hospitality Review
  • Week Twenty-Three: Meal Planning Review

Download a Preview

For a preview of Heather Leach’s Home Economics class, see page 24 of the free Valentine’s Day Fun sampler.

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Heather Leach photo

Heather Leach was born and raised in Indiana. Mother of four, wife to one, lover of God and coffee. Her background in childcare and love of organization helps with her homeschool and church activities. When she is not teaching, writing, or taking care of her home, Heather enjoys gardening, taking care of the family farm, reading Jane Austen novels, and hanging out with friends. You can find Heather on her website The Homemakers Journal for more homemaking tips, recipes, and homeschooling ideas. Home-Economics final