Subject:

Food and Social Events

Thematic Scenario:

Food 'n Fun

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students acquire information and perspectives about food and social events through authentic materials in selected culture.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Knowledge of regional foods of selected culture
Currency conversion
Knowledge of cultural customs of selected culture such as eating times and table manners
Cultural background for food
Cultural background for social events

Strategies:

Individual:
Each student conducts Internet research to obtain cultural background information about social events in selected culture.
Students use a graphic organizer to arrange and analyze information from the Internet.
Students use Internet to research most recent currency conversion for selected culture/country.
Cooperative Learning:
Students demonstrate how to set a table, order and tip within a budget in the selected culture
Students watch restaurant video and compare restaurant practices in selected culture with those in the U.S.
Students work in groups to compare and contrast Internet information from selected culture.
Students, in groups, use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast American traditions with selected culture festivities and share findings with the class.
Students work in groups to plan a party from A to Z including social interactions, decorations, invitations, music, menus, entertainment, etc. characteristic to selected culture.
Students work in groups to plan and perform a skit portraying social experiences characteristic of selected culture.

Assessments:

Written Projects:
Students create a menu in selected culture, meeting specified criteria.
Students make an ad about a restaurant in selected culture, meeting checklist criteria.
Students use a graphic organizer to compare/contrast American traditions with selected culture festivities.
Oral Presentation:
Student groups plan, perform, and videotape a skit "Eating in a Restaurant in …", meeting specified rubric criteria.
Students demonstrate how to set a table, how to order and tip within a budget in selected culture, meeting rubric criteria.
Students work in groups to plan a party from A to Z meeting rubric criteria including interactions, decorations, invitations, music, menus, entertainment, etc. characteristic to selected culture.
Students work in groups to plan and perform a skit portraying social experiences characteristic of selected culture, meeting rubric criteria.

Resources:

Internet research/resources
Library research/resources
Authentic cultural materials
Guest speakers
Community resources
Native speakers
Own experiential background