American Dietetic Association

Find great information about foods and nutrition at this site. A new tip regarding health and nutrition is presented each day.


Teachers and students may download Audacity software for FREE at this site. Audacity is a free program that allows students to create blogs so that teachers may incorporate them into their curriculum.

Consumer Reports.Org

Unbiased reports and information about various products and services.

Don't Buy It (PBS Kids)

Children ages 9-11 are given the opportunity to see how ads are created, how the customer is enticed to buy, what is fantasy, and what is reality.

Family Works

At this website, the University of Illinois Extention Service addresses several strategies for building stronger families.


Tips for teaching manners.

Fashion & Design Internet Centre for Canadian Fashion and Design

A textile dictionary allows the user to look at a definition/explanation of fabrics in multiple categories.


FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is the student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private schools. At this site learn about the organization and its national activities.

Great Economics Lessons

Here are some great online economics lessons--all levels and content areas keyed to the Nebraska Social Studies/Economics Standards. If you know the concept you want to teach, start from the K-5 concepts list or the 6-12 concepts list. Materials from which to create more lessons are available from the Virtual Economics Companion.

Kids: Understanding Money

Games and tips for teaching children about money.

Learning about Budgeting by VISA

Tips on planning a budget and how to start saving. This site also contains an interactive budget worksheet.

Managing Your Money

Students are introduced to the stock market, ways to pay for college, how to live on a budget, along with many other topics about money.

New York Times on the Web: Working

This special feature on jobs, careers, and workplace issues looks at the changing employment scene at the start of the 21st century.

Pete's Power Point Station

Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.

Practical Money Skills for Life

This site gives the viewer the opportunity to choose the intended audience--student, teacher, parent or consumer. Afterwards, lessons in money management are made available for different age groups.

Read Write Think

The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."

Recipe Source

A searchable online archive of recipes arranged by ethnic region or by type of dish

All about sewing--from sewing tips to sewing projects. Sponsored by the Home Sewing Association.

Browse the Simplicity catalog or access online sewing tips.

Songs for Teaching

Using music to promote learning. Ideas and resources for using music to teach content across the curriculum to students of all ages.

Student Budget Planner

Utilize the interactive budget planner at this site to plan a budget within your financial means.

"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."

Teaching Guides for Life Skills

At this site you will find a variety of resources for teaching life skills. Links are available for elementary, middle and high school.

The "Tips" of Wedding Tips

A site which assists in planning a wedding, aiming at helping the bride and groom to avoid the pitfalls leading up to the big event.

The Food Timeline

Explore the food habits of human beings from 17,000 B.C. to the present. A timeline will display when certain foods were introduced with a link for additional information.

The Original Tipping Page

Do you ponder over the appropriate amount to tip in a restaurant and in other situations? Check this website for tips on tipping, a tip calculator, and more.

USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory

At this site, you may look up different foods, choose the size of the serving, and see details about the nutrients it contains.

Utah Curriculum Resources

Food and nutrition and food and science lesson plans for the Family and Consumer Science educator.

Zero to Three

A resource for those working with infants, toddlers, and families.