Home Ec for Everyone: Practical Life Skills in 118 Projects
Did you remember your scissors?
Discover the tremendous pleasure of learning how to do it yourself how to cook, sew, clean, and more, the way it used to be taught in Home Ec class. With illustrated step by step instructions, plus relevant charts, lists, and handy graphics, Home Ec for everyone offers a crash course in learning 118 practical life skills-everything from frosting the perfect birthday cake to fixing a zipper to whitening a dingy T-shirt to packing a suitcase (the right way). It’s all made clear in plain, nontechnical language for any level of DIYer, and it comes with a guarantee: No matter how simple the task, doing it with your own two hands provides a feeling of accomplishment that no app or device will ever give you.
You might call these books Adulting 101 for your high schoolers! Each includes a variety of topics from boiling an egg, doing laundry, mopping a floor, and hanging curtains to simple plumbing, electrical and auto repairs. It covers those things kids should know before leaving home. Instructions are clear and illustrations help the reader with unfamiliar concepts. Both of these courses could well qualify for a semester of high school credit too. The course material is designed to provide young people with a step towards independence in a concise presentation.