Junior Cycle - Home Economics








Useful video

A video from the 1950s entitled "Why study home economics?" is available on the Home Economics Alive section of the website.  Despite the age, many of the reasons hold true today.


Sugar and the human brain

How sugar affects the brain is a TED-ED lesson which can help students learn how sugary drinks and food can be addictive.  It also explores how the body processes sugar.  Teachers and students can register with TED-ED to customise the lesson and answer review questions.  Guided discussion questions are also included.


Another video which explains why many of us crave sugar is available from Untamed Science.  Please note that this video is on YouTube.


Suggestion: After watching the videos at the links above and learning why we crave sugar and what it does to our bodies, encourage your students to examine their personal sugar consumption habits.  Sugar Stacks is a US-based website which is useful to help understand how much sugar is in the food and drinks that many people consume.  



Jamie's Live TES Cooking Lesson for Food Revolution Day


Join the world's biggest ever cooking lesson....  Take part in a Guinness World Record attempt.

On Friday, 16th May, it's Food Revolution Day.  To mark the occasion, TES Connect is hosting a live cooking lesson run by celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver.  Teachers from around the world can sign up their school or class and take part in Jamie's live TES Connect cooking lesson.  By participating in this event, you and your class will be part of the world's biggest ever cooking lesson.


What to expect from the day

No cooking facilitiesare required.  All you wil need is a clear desk space in your classroom.  To find out what to expect from the day, how many students can participate, what tools you'll need and the full ingredients list, take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions list.  


What is Food Revolution Day?

Food Revolution Day is a day of global action to keep cooking skills alive, getting children excited about cooking from scratch and making it fun.