North Carolina Declares Dec 3, 2008 FCS Day

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

Salute!

        The 100th Birthday of Family and Consumer Sciences Education

                                                                   December 31, 2008-January 1, 2009

 

Whereas, Family and Consumer Sciences was founded as a field of work and study known

as home economics to address practical applications of the natural and social sciences on January 1, 1909; and

Whereas, the Vision of Family and Consumer Sciences is to empower individuals and

families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working

in a diverse, global society; and,

Whereas, the unique focus of Family and Consumer Sciences is on families, work, and

their interrelationships; and

Whereas, Family and Consumer Sciences has a rich history as a field of work and study,

and continues to be an integrated, holistic, and interdisciplinary field; and

Whereas, Family and Consumer Sciences professionals continue to respond to changing

needs of modern-day individuals, families, communities, and the workplace; and

Whereas, Family and Consumer Sciences functions today within the larger field of career

and technical education, supports several national career clusters, and endorses

initiatives and philosophies of 21st Century Skills; and

Whereas, Family and Consumer Sciences unites a variety of professionals who work in

specialty areas to enhance safety and quality of life; and

Whereas, the stage is set to celebrate the 100th birthday in all 100 North Carolina counties

from July 1, 2008 through July 30, 2009;

 

Therefore, be it resolved:

 

That  December 3, 2008 be declared as Family and Consumer Sciences Education Centennial

Day in North Carolina; and

That  Family and Consumer Sciences students and teachers in all schools be encouraged to

plan projects and activities to commemorate 100 years of empowering

individuals, strengthening families, and enabling communities. 

                                      

                                                                    

June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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