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Internet Sites:

• National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
These standards are provided by the National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

• Family and Consumer Science Resources Online
Curriculum resources for home economics teachers.  Areas include fashion, textiles, and crafts; career planning and management; child development and parenting; consumer and family economics; family living; food science, nutrition, and technology; housing and interior design. Also includes a bulletin board for posting questions and sharing ideas.

• National Institute for Consumer Education: Educational Materials
Includes several mini-lessons, online resources, and full-text publications.

• Financial Literacy Begins at School
This article from Education World includes five lesson plans and links to additional online resources.


• American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
National organization for family and consumer sciences professionals including elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educators and administrators; cooperative extension educators; and other professionals in government, business and the nonprofit organizations.
1555 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 706-4600
Fax: (703) 706-4663
E-mail: info@aafcs.org

• National Insitute for Consumer Education
G 12 Boone Hall
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 487-2292
Fax: (734) 487-7153

• Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (formerly Future Homemakers of America)
National student organization that serves and supports family and consumer sciences education.
National Headquarters
1910 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1584
Fax-on-demand: (800) 636-8646
Tel: (703) 476-4900

• National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
625 E. County Road Y Suite 600
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Tel: (920) 232-1973
Fax: (920) 424-1277