Follow the Food: Various strategies educators can use to design lesson plans that use cooking as an instructional tool to develop young people’s understanding of people and culture.
Objectives: Expand student’s worldview which can include reinforcing geographic concepts, connecting food’s origins to history, exploring the impact of food on rituals and religions, describing cultural characteristics of your family and class members.
Holiday Culture Collage: A project where students create a collage that showcases their family’s culture and how they spend the holidays. At the end, they will give a brief oral presentation to the class.
Objectives: Explore different cultures, increase oral communication skills.
Multicultural Restaurant Chef: Students role-play as prospective chefs of a new multicultural restaurant. They will research the foods of multiple cultures and create an advertisement depicting their favorite foods.
Objectives: Improve research skills, learn about different cultures.
Celebrating International Days: A project where students will explore the concept of International Days and learn about one day in depth, culminating in a classroom celebration of multiple different global holidays. To research the day and to plan a party, they will use and develop their research and writing skills as well as their ability to work effectively in groups.
Objectives: Students will develop research and writing skills along with critical thinking. Students will also learn how to work in groups and collaborate.
Travel Fair: Designed to complement the Continents and Oceans topic on BrainPop Jr., this lesson has students choosing a country of interest and prepare a report and presentation for a class travel fair.
Objectives: Students will be able to develop their knowledge on geography and cultural awareness through creative methods of making their own presentation.