Assigning Credits

This is just my own opinion about how to possibly assign credits. Everyone is different in how they do this, so this is just MY own personal way of thinking and nothing else. It is NOT a recommendation. We don't bind ourselves slavishly to traditional ways of thinking about school, so take this all with a grain of salt.

If you wish to use Guest Hollow's High School Chemistry in the Kitchen, here are some of the things I think are covered as subjects. I won't list the amount of credits, as credit systems vary. I will give my general ideas about them, though.

Chemistry - I personally believe that this curriculum is worth a full year of science credits, but the activities are an important component of those credits.

Home Ec / Cooking / Food Science - Cooking real meals & lots of delicious goodies is a large component of this year's activities. Your student will be learning a lot about food science and developing cooking skills & knowledge.

History - I've marked in the book list which books can be used for history credits. Other ways to add in additional history credits besides the reading:

  • Research the scientific knowledge of a particular period in history. Focus on chemistry related topics like the elements, the atomic model, etc.
  • Create a timeline related to chemistry (discoveries of elements, discovery of various substances made from chemicals, etc.)
  • Research foods people ate throughout history or a particular period of history.
  • Research the development of any chemical related item and how it affected history. There are lots of different things you can explore like plastics, medicines, and more.
  • Research different foods and how they affected history. The book Fifty Foods That Changed the Course of History could be used for this purpose.

Possible titles for history credits:

  • The History of Chemistry
  • Chemistry Through the Ages
  • Food Through the Ages

Hopefully this helps you think through how you'd like to assign credits for Guest Hollow's High School Chemistry in the Kitchen.



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