Hi my state requires (for Junior High) Practical Arts on a regular Basis? What exactly would you consider Practical Arts? Ideas of what to teach for it would be great!! Including programs,books, internet, curriculum etc.. I have looked on yahoo and i cant seem to “see it” if you know what i mean,, Thanks, Blessings, BilliejonerakrParticipant
Are you able to access your state standards online? Otherwise, I would suggest some sort of home economics course. A local fabric store may offer sewing classes. Also check Christian Book Distributors for sewing manuals geared toward teens. I’m thinking of one specifically entitled Buttons and Bows (I think). Your Cooperative Extension Service will also have plenty of information to get you started in this area. You could teach her to cook, clean, etc.
Practical Arts could probably also refer to computer skills. Can’t give much help there; most of what I know I figured out on my own.
Of course, the first paragraph was geared toward a girl. I don’t know if you were referring to a boy or a girl. Sorry.
I have only heard the term “Practical Arts” in reference to business/accounting and computing/keyboarding classes in the high school I attended, so I’m curious if it might be an umbrella term for “Life Skills”? I agree with Karen that the best place to find out exactly what your requirements are is through the extension service or possibly one of the local junior high schools. Let us know what you find out!
I think anything that is required for daily life would fill the requirement: how to budget, pay bills, save money, clean house, write a resume, use a word processor, conduct a job interview, sew a button, do minor fix-it jobs around the house, maintain a car and bike, change a tire, plan a meal and cook it, etc.jojoMember
HI so far online i have come up with “Practical arts”:–Financial Management, Interpersonal relationships,Technology, and home and workplace basics…..I have been calling the school to see what type of classes are for this “practical arts” and what they cover but noone is able to pick up the call yet? As soon as i know i will post more about it in case anyone else’s state requires it. Thanks for your help ladies! Blessings, billiejoBookwormParticipant
For this sort of thing, you really don’t need much in the way of actual “books” I wouldn’t think. Check into some of the Boy Scout Merit Badge booklets–some of the things my sons have worked through, like the Personal Management badge and others, could really be useful. You can use the books even if you don’t have Scouts.mommix3Member
Where can I find the merrit badge books?? I’ve looked for them before. My library doesn’t carry them either. Thanks
The easiest is to find out if there is a store that carries Scout items in your town; then you may not have to pay shipping. Many towns have one, if not dedicated just to Scouting often a sporting goods or hobby store will carry Scout items. If not, try here: http://www.ScoutStuff.org
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