FoodPrints Curriculum

Cooking with Independence


Health & Nutrition

Standards Alignment:

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

5th Grade


Fall / September


The purpose of this lesson is for students to think critically about what it means to be independent and why it is important to follow directions. Students will first take a “quiz” to test how well they follow directions, then discuss what it means to them to be independent and reflect on how this translates to time spent in the kitchen and garden during FoodPrints.

Big Idea

Following directions is critical to independence.

Guiding Questions

Why is it important to follow directions?

How are independence and following directions connected?