Culture - Cuisine
Third graders become familiar with plantain recipes from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. They describe the preparation process for cooking plantains.
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An Introduction to Japanese Food
Student explore the local food in Japan. Pupils listen to the teacher's description of Japanese cuisine. In groups, classmates follow recipe instructions to create Miso coup and rice. They discuss the taste of Japanese food as they...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History
Food and Culture: Exploring the Flavors of Your Community
Students brainstorm the types of food they eat at home, discussing and comparing with the class. Students brainstorm and make a chart of questions that came out of the activity and their discussions. Students interview someone who...
3rd - 5th Health
Peace Corps Challenge Game- Food from Other Countries
Young scholars examine traditional foods from other cultures. In this Peace Corps Challenge game, students research food preferences and delicacies in other countries and compare to the traditional American cuisine. Young scholars...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
Family Traditions, Customs and Beliefs
Students discuss African childhood, explore family traditions, customs, and beliefs, examine African recipes, discuss differences or similarities in food preparation between the U.S. and Africa, and prepare a dish with adult supervision.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Traveling on the Sea of Gold: An Adventure in Japan Through Literature
Students explore the geography and culture of Japan through the story "Sea of Gold" by Yoshiko Uchida. They draw a travel poster of Japan, label a map of Japan, use chopsticks to eat Cheerios, read and discuss various books about Japan,...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
The Fastest Pig in the West in the Classroom: Food
Students explore Chinese culture by reading a children's book in class. In this Chinese heritage lesson, students will read the book The Fastest Pig in the West and discuss the character of Jimmy and his family. Students discuss living...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts