History of Family and Consumer Science

Timeline created by brookebraden
  • Schools Involvement

    Schools Involvement
    some schools began to include classes related to domestic concerns
  • Catharine Beecher wrote A Treatice on Domestic Economy

    Catharine Beecher wrote A Treatice on Domestic Economy
    first home economics textbook recognized by a state department of education
  • Justin Smith Morrill

    Justin Smith Morrill
    Justin Morrill started the Morrill Act, which was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on July 2, 1862. Officially titled "An Act Donating Public Lands to the Several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts."
  • Land Grant. University

    is an institution of higher education in the United States designated by a state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts
  • Hatch Act Passed

    developed the Central Office of the Agricultural Experimental Stations, of which W. O. Atwater, the father of nutrition, was the first director
  • First School Lunch Program

    First School Lunch Program
    Ellen Richards started the first nutritional lunch school program in Boston.
  • Lake Placid Conference

    Lake Placid Conference
    Ellen Richards helped organize a series of ten annual conferences that became known as Lake Placid Conferences.
  • Ellen Richards/ American Home Economics Association

    Ellen Richards/ American Home Economics Association
    The American Home Economics Association was formed and Ellen Richards was the first president.
  • AAFCS

    AAFCS
    American Association of family and consumer sciences (AAFCS) begins.
  • Smith-Lever Act Passed

    created the Agricultural Extension Services, including home economics
  • Smith-Hughes Act

    established the Federal Board of Vocational Education

    established home economics as part of vocational education

    provided financial aid by paying for salaries of vocational teachers in the high school and aided higher education facilities in training such teachers
  • approved Home Economics Related Occupations (HERO) chapters nationally

    approved Home Economics Related Occupations (HERO) chapters nationally
    FHA national advisory board and national executive council voted to included HERO chapters with FHA chapters
  • First black national president of FHA/HERO

    The first ever black president of this organization.
  • First Male National President of FHA/HERO

    First Male National President of FHA/HERO
    The very first ever male president of this organization.
  • Carl Perkins Act

    Carl Perkins Act
    the Act aims to increase the quality of technical education within the United States by providing individuals with the academic and technical skills necessary to be successful