Vocational Education: Business Education, Family and Consumer Science, Industrial Arts

Business Education

Better Business Bureau
recognized worldwide by leaders from government and business for its unwavering commitment to strengthening the bond of trust between business and consumers

Business Glossary
contains more than 1,250 business terms, organized and cross-referenced - search the glossary for a particular word or search the full text of the glossary to find every reference to a word or phrase

Business Letter Writing
web site takes users through the actual steps of writing a business letter including pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing

Desktop Publishing Projects
instructions on how to make professional business cards, brochures, and resumes

a national association of marketing education students -- provides teachers and members with educational and leadership development activities to merge with the education classroom instructional program

EcEd Web
Provides support for learning economics in all forms and at all levels. For lesson suggestions, check out the Curricular Materials section or head for the idea page on how to teach economics using the Internet.

mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs

Marketing Teacher 
created for students to learn the absolute essentials of marketing - free lesson plans

Professional Writing
collection of handouts will provide you with information about various aspects of business, technical, and professional writing - also some PowerPoint presentations about aspects of resume writing and a resume workshop

Sample Business Plans
Need to write a business plan? The list of sample plans is growing all the time. Pick a plan that resembles your interest.

Small Business Administration
tips on starting, expanding and financing your business from the U.S. Government

page tries to collect some information about spreadsheets with an emphasis on mathematics and statistics education

US Business Advisor
provides business with one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions


Family and Consumer Science

All Recipes
your home for great recipes, meal ideas and cooking advice

Aunt Edna's Kitchen
Aunt Edna's Kitchen is a non-profit, personal web site that is maintained purely for the enjoyment and love of cooking. Our main objective is to have a cooking and food web site that is both informative and fun.

The BabyCenter
packed with reference information, links to other online destinations, helpful hints and checklists, ways to connect with your peers, and a convenient store with thousands of baby products at discount prices

Bank Rate Monitor
business news and consumer rates on savings, mortgages, auto loans, home equity loans, credit cards, checking account, ATM, and online fees

Consumer Information Center
full text versions of hundreds of the best federal consumer publications available

Consumer Reports
unbiased evaluations of thousands of products

Home of the web's most exciting recipes. You have tried it in the restaurant, now make it at home and we will show you how.

The Creole and Cajun Recipe Page
all about cooking, Cajun style

Digital Archive of American Architecture
consisting of nearly 1,500 digitized images of American architecture (280 buildings) plus explanatory material

Dream Home Source
collection of over 11,000 quality house plans from 77 of America's premier home designers and architects

recipe database plus etiquette information and a dictionary

Home and Garden Television (HGTV)
You'll get top tips from some of America's best home builders, remodelers, decorators, interior designers, gardeners, craft experts and lifestyle hosts.

Home Fair
articles on buying and financing a home, along with interactive calculators - a salary calculator for comparing the cost of living in different locales, calculators for moving costs and qualifying for a mortgage and a quizzer to help you understand some of the issues in buying your home and auto insurance

The Home
the place to find out about furniture, furniture market, window treatments, floor coverings, rugs, accessories, fabric, and  home design

Home Sewing Association
tip of the month, free projects, book spotlight, and a good list of related links

House Plans
over 200 plans online divided into categories by square footage

Insurance News Network
provides factual and unbiased consumer information about auto, home and life insurance, including insurance company ratings from Standard & Poor's

accurate, up-to-date information about growth, food & fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments

Kids Turn: Cooking and Food
Out of neccessity most kids need to know a few things about cooking and food. These resources will not only get you started in the kitchen, you can pick up some kid-friendly recipes, share your tips, and have fun with food too!

Sewing Connection
fashion sewing instruction with Shirley Adams - internationally celebrated First Lady of Sewing

Taunton Press
publisher of your favorite home magazines with links to them: Fine Woodworking, Fine Homebuilding, Threads, Fine Gardening, Fine Cooking, and Kitchen Gardener

USDA Center for Nutrition
the focal point within USDA where scientific research is linked with the nutritional needs of the American public

USDA Food and Inspection Service
public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, protects consumers by ensuring that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, and accurately labeled

USDA Plants Database
search by plant name or attributes for fully illustrated information on growth, diagnosis, care and more

Whole Family Center
Features an on-line magazine and separate marriage, parenting and teen centers, sensitive topics like infertility, anorexia, infidelity and teen suicide. Uses Real Audio plug-in.

Industrial Arts

Advanced Building Technologies
technologies and practices that improve the energy and resource efficiency of commercial  and multi-unit residential buildings

American Drafting Association
Exclusively for the professional designer drafter in all disciplines including manufacturing, utilities, construction, engineering, government and education. Includes information on schools, job openings, mean salaries, etc.

The place for learning all about cars and how they work.

Builder Online
hundreds of house plans available, plus other related information

official web site of Tom and Ray, the car talk guys

Free Schematics and Design Info
download PDF files showing schematic diagrams, parts lists, and  theory of operation - includes projects you won't find anywhere else

How Stuff Works
an amazing, award-winning online destination for anyone who wants to know how anything works

The PM Zone
More than 10,000 pages from Popular Mechanics and more being added every day. In them, you'll find an archive of your favorite PM editorial content but also lots of great stuff we created just for the PM Zone.

Technology Student Association
only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of technology education students who are presently enrolled in, or have completed, technology education courses

online robot you can control, plus lots of information about robotics

tips and techniques, project plans, tool reviews, woodworking terms, links to other sites....