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Students watch video, "When It's More Than Burgers - Dining Etiquette at its Best," practice proper table setting according to rules of etiquette, demonstrate acceptable eating styles and table manners while serving and eating mock meal, and take quiz about table manners and etiquette.
Here is a nice activity which will help your pupils develop proper table manners. There is a role-playing activity that includes everything from setting the table properly to writing thank you notes. There's nothing like a good role-play to help kids begin to learn social graces. A perfect activity for preschoolers!
Practice correct table setting procedures and identify acceptable manners and etiquette skills to be used with meal service. Your class will practice table manners and introductions and create a real working atmosphere with customers. There are multiple resources attached, keys, instruction lists and layout PDFs.
Explore Chinese culture and customs with your class and allow them time to connect and compare their own experiences with experiences of character a from the short story The All-American Slurp. They create a short presentation on some unique aspect of their culture. Students design a survival guide for a foreign exchange student.
Class members examine a series of primary and secondary source materials to try and ascertain the role films played in forming “a new generation of youth after World War I.” Individuals are assigned one of three documents to examine, form expert groups to share their findings, and then participate in jigsaw discussions. The documents, part of the packet, include a plot summary for The Jazz Singer, an excerpt from Herbert Blumer’s, Movies and Conduct, and a commentary about the film Are Parents People? Individuals craft a reflective essay to conclude the exercise. The 2001 Frontline program Merchants of Cool and the accompanying materials provided by PBS would provide a great extension to the exercises in this resource.
Twelfth graders set up a formal table setting in their classroom. Individually, they identify the proper serving or eating utensil for the various courses of a meal. To end the lesson, they discuss and role-play proper table manners and discuss why they are important to know.