This unit is structured to be taught in 11 50-minute class periods, including one quiz and one test. Most of the classroom materials are those found in the average home economics food preparation lab. Reading materials for teachers can be found in public access libraries. The large color photos included in these resource books make them useful to have during demonstrations and teacher lead instruction. The children’s reading list is made up of library books and recent periodicals. The articles can be duplicated for educational use only. This should be done before beginning the unit. The questions written for these articles and books are in the back of this unit in the order they will be used in the teaching plan. All worksheets and supplements are labeled HA#. The primary reading book for class and homework must be ordered two weeks (minimum) from the address listed in the bibliography. These books are free from General Electric. At the teacher’s option, one booklet can be ordered by a toll-free number which would usually be received within three days. The teacher would then be free to make as many duplicates as necessary.
The lessons for this unit have daily objectives which serve as building blocks to achieving unit objectives. These are not performance objectives, therefore they are not paired with conditions or degrees of accuracy. Teachers who are not comfortable grading with this system are welcome to restate them for the children in this manner. For the convenience of the teacher, daily objectives have been listed along with equipment needed for that particular day, and the preparation which will be needed for the following class period.