FoodPrints Curriculum

What the World Eats


Food Culture & Family Traditions

Standards Alignment:

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

5th Grade


Winter / December


The purpose of this lesson is for students to observe the diversity of food cultures and traditions around the world. Using the book What the World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio and Peter Menzel as an anchor, students will analyze the weekly groceries of one family and compare their findings with their own diets and with families from different parts of the world.

Big Idea

We can celebrate and learn from the rich variety of food cultures around the world.

Guiding Questions

What can we learn about different cultures through their diets?

How does globalization affect diets around the world?