FCS Timeline

Timeline created by cgriffin9
  • Benjamin Thompson labels nutrition a science

    Benjamin Thompson labels nutrition a science
    Benjamin Thompson becomes known as the first person to label nutrition as a science.
  • Catherine Beecher creates the first FACS textbook

    Catherine Beecher creates the first FACS textbook
    Catherine Beecher publishes the first FACS textbook as recognized by the Department of Education known as "A Treatise on Domestic Economy."
  • The founding of the Morrill Act

    The founding of the Morrill Act
    This act was founded by Justin Smith Morrill, which served the purpose of boosting higher education in the U.S. The grant was to establish many institutions which would educate students in not only agriculture, but home economics, mechanical arts, and any of professions that were favored during that time. Morrill wanted students of all background to receive some sort of education.
  • University of Arkansas become a Land Grant University

    The state legislature approves the establishment of a land-grant university, formerly known as the Arkansas Industrial University.
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff becomes a Land-Grant University

    The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, formerly known as Branch Normal, is designated as a Land Grant Institution under the Morrill Act.
  • Lake Placid Conference

    Lake Placid Conference
    Eleven leaders gathered in Lake Placid, N.Y. and decided on the adoption of a new field of study known as "Home Economics."
  • Martha Rensselaer develops the Cooperative Extension Service Programs

    Martha Rensselaer develops the Cooperative Extension Service Programs
    Martha Rensselaer introduces Cooperative Extension Service Programs to Cornell University.
  • The Birth of the American Home Economics Association

    Ellen S. Richards founds the American Home Economics Association, which later goes on to be known as Family and Consumer Science.
  • Smith-Lever Act

    Smith-Lever Act
    This act developed by Smith and Lever created the Cooperative Extension Service including FACS, which serves a purpose of which empowers communities to approach the challenges they face and adapt to changing technology, as well as to improve nutrition and food safety, and not only respond to emergencies, but protect the environment.
  • Smith-Hughes Act

    Smith-Hughes Act
    This act established FACS as being apart of Vocational, or CTE Education.
  • The birth of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly known as the American Dietetics Association, was created to bring people into the association who were educated in the science of nutrition and also who were trained in the art of feeding people.
  • The adoption of the Betty Lamp symbol

    The adoption of the Betty Lamp symbol
    The American Home Economics Association adopts the Betty Lamp to become the organization's official symbol.
  • George Deen Act of 1936

    George Deen Act of 1936
    This act provided the first federal aid for vocational training of workers and sales personnel.
  • The Vocational Education Act of 1963

    The purpose of this act was to provide grants to states in order to not only maintain, but improve as well as develop vocational-technical education programs.
  • The Vocational Education Amendment of 1968

    This act served as an extension of the Vocational Education Amendment of 1963, but the emphasis on the Amendment took a shift from occupation(s) to people. There was an implementation of the requirement of national and state councils. Each state was required to submit a plan that not only consisted of administrative policies and procedures, but a 5 year program plan as well. There was also allocated funding for vocational educational programs in schools as well.
  • The Vocational Education Act of 1973

    The purpose of this act was to extend as well as revise the authorization of grants to states for vocational rehabilitation services, as well as to apply a special focus on servicing individuals suffering from a severe disability.
  • The Vocational Amendment of 1976

    The purpose of the amendment was not only to maintain, improve, and extend the previous programs, but to overcome sex discrimination/bias, and to develop new programs.
  • Carl Perkins Act

    Carl Perkins Act
    The purpose of this act was to provide individuals with the academic as well as technical skills needed in order to succeed in a knowledge and skills based economy. This program also served to prepare students for postsecondary education, as well as for their future career(s).
  • Home Economics officially changed its name to Family and Consumer Science

    The American Home Economics Association (AHEA) votes and changes the name of their profession to Family and Consumer Science (FACS).
  • AAFCS meets to discuss FACS in the new millennium

    The American Association of Family and Consumer Science met to discuss how the FACS field would transition in the new millennium, by evaluating key trends.