Subject:

Food

Thematic Scenario:

Good Looks? Good Taste?

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students explore food from other countries and demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives, practices, and products/contributions of the selected culture.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Knowledge of cultural practices of selected culture
Knowledge of typical food of selected culture
Knowledge of customs related to meals/snacks of selected culture
Recognize the differences in cultural patterns of eating

Strategies:

Research:
Students research foods from selected cultures that have come to the United States.
Students make a collage of authentic food from the target culture.
Students search the web to find out about eating practices from selected culture.
Graphic Organizer:
Students survey classmates about food preferences, make a comparison chart or graph to report results, and identify countries of origin of food preferences
Concrete Poem:
Students illustrate a food using concrete poetry (poetry in which the physical arrangements of words are used to help suggest the author’s meaning or theme).
Pair Activities:
Students choose a recipe from selected culture and prepare it.
Students create and sing a food jingle.
Students write a menu grouping categories of food with prices and analyze the nutritional value.
Cooperative Learning:
Students role play a trip to the outdoor market/store, out to eat, or cooking.

Assessments:

Oral Presentations:
Students create and sing a food jingle meeting specified criteria.
Students role play a trip to the outdoor market/store, out to eat, or cooking meeting rubric criteria.
Written Projects:
Students illustrate a food using concrete poetry (poetry in which the physical arrangements of words are used to help suggest the authorís meaning or theme).
Students write a menu grouping categories of food with prices and analyze the nutritional value meeting checklist criteria.

Resources:

Internet research/resources
Library research/resources
Videos
Recipe books