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The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore different food traditions, including their own, by studying rice and other seeds. Students will practice literacy and math skills with different types of seeds and share a family tradition around food.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to study and appreciate food traditions around the world, including their own. Students will investigate foods that are prepared in different ways around the world and choose plants to grow in an international school garden. They will also analyze the different ingredients in a FoodPrints recipe. This lesson supports the DCPS ELA Unit Exploring Our Neighbors: Canada and Mexico and the Social Studies Unit Salad Bowl or Melting Pot: America’s Story
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand how to navigate recipes in order to successfully prepare a dish. Students will examine a variety of recipe formats, identify common elements and choose one format to write their own Recipe of Me. They will also illustrate a favorite recipe and explore sensory language by describing items from the garden. This lesson supports the DCPS 4th grade ELA Unit My Story.
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.
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.
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