FoodPrints Curriculum

Celebrating Food Stories


Food Culture & Family Traditions

Standards Alignment:

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

5th Grade


Spring / May


The purpose of this lesson is for students to celebrate their own Food Stories and appreciate the diversity in the foods we eat.  Students will study a variety of food traditions from around the world, write and discuss their own food stories and create a food tradition with classmates. They will reflect and celebrate their years of gardening, cooking and learning in FoodPrints.

Big Idea

Food tells the story of who we are.

Guiding Questions

How can food be a force for forming identity and community?
What are examples of how food traditions have evolved over time?