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Seventh graders study facets of sewing. They create and complete a sewing project.
Students learn the basic principles of microwave cooking and prepare a dessert in the microwave using correct procedures.
Cooking Skills Using Self-Prompting
Prepare three different simple meals with your special needs class to prepare them for an independent life. They watch a video of a person preparing three different meals, they pause the video, complete the steps, then push play when they are ready to continue. This is a great way to build independence and self-sufficiency in your higher-functioning participants.
Reproductive System, day 1
Students examine the female and male reproductive system while describing names, purposes, and locations of reproductive organs. In this reproductive system lesson, students explain the functions of the parts of the female and male reproductive systems. Students complete a worksheet as a large group.
How to Cook Rice
Fourth graders discover how to cook rice. For this cooking lesson, 4th graders discover how to cook rice correctly. Students read and follow cooking directions and discuss how their rice turned out.
Abbreviations, Substitutions, Equivalents, Cooking Terms
Students review abbreviations of words used in recipes, acceptable substitutions of foods in recipes, standard equivalents of measurements and correct terminology of cooking terms through the use of written assignments.
Pregnancy, day 1
A health instructional activity presents all aspects of conception and pregnancy. Fourth through sixth-graders define terms associated with pregnancy, label a chart of a woman, and discuss how pregnancy occurs. Some excellent activities and a wonderful worksheet are included in this impressive plan. Answers for the worksheet are available as well.
Cooking Skills : Special Education
Using the microwave, boiling water for pasta, and using a knife to make a sandwich are all independent living skills. Prepare your special needs students for life by having them prepare three easy-to-cook items. Each skill is laid out as numbered steps, which is great for the learner and for you. Tip: For readers, print and enlarge the steps for each cooking activity and post at eye level in the cooking area.
FACS:Puppet Factory (Mktg)
Students explore marketing strategies while producing a hand-sewn puppet. They obtain information about child care and safety as well as basic hand sewing techniques.
Sexual Exploitation, Day 2
Students discuss the importance of and ways to report sexual exploitation. They complete a worksheet and draw pictures of themselves and caption the drawing with an empowering message.
Basic Cooking Principles
In this home economics instructional activity, middle schoolers find the terms that are related to the subject of cooking. The answers are found when clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
Cook-A-Doodle Doo! Lesson Plan
Young scholars enjoy the excitement in the short story, Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! In this Cook-A-Doodle Doo! lesson plan, students work to tell the difference between fact and fiction, learn vocabulary, and compare and contrast different stories.
Journey Cake (cooking)
Third graders make journey cakes. In this cooking instructional activity, 3rd graders read written directions for journey cakes and measure out the ingredients. They cook and discuss the relationship between the cakes and Native Americans.
Largest Hamburger Ever?
If a 150 lb. person can comfortably eat and digest a 1 lb. burger, then how large would the person be who can comfortably eat and digest a 350 lb. burger? For a burger that size, it would take either a large person or a class of really hungry 6th graders. Your 6th grade class may not be able to finish that burger, but they will be able to finish their work with ratios, percentages, and proportions in this large activity. Additional materials include a short video clip of some burgers offered at the same restaurant that cooked the record setting burger. There is also a shorter worksheet with the same information adapted for use by 5th graders who work with decimals and not percents or proportions.
The Voyages of James Cook
Students are introduced to explorer James Cook and explore some basic information. They watch and take notes as the teacher present the Cook overview. Students play Cook Jeopardy following the slideshow. They play Jeopardy to see how well they paid attention.
Cooking Dinner (Thanksgiving)
American traditions of Thanksgiving come to life through culinary activities. Young chefs practice cooking a turkey and setting a table for a Thanksgiving family feast. They use math and reading skills to follow directions and measure ingredients accordingly.
Clothing 2 Sample Notebook
Students view a sample notebook of different types of clothing and techniques. In groups, they practice using the techniques to create their own sample notebooks. To end the instructional activity, they are introduced to more advanced sewing techniques like putting in zippers.
Students investigate the medical terms, locations, and purposes of several of the male and female reproductive systems. Feeling good about their bodies and growing up forms the basis of this activity.
Sexual Exploitation: Day 2
Students evaluate human psychology by answering sexual health study questions. In this exploitation lesson, students identify the main causes for sexual assault, the best ways to deal with it at the time and how to prevent it from happening further. Students answer questions regarding human health and student psychology.
Film Activity: "World in the Balance"
In this movie worksheet on the film "World in the Balance," students answer a set of 2 pre-viewing questions, then 21 viewing and 1 post-viewing question.