Students will learn more about geography by identifying areas of the world where food is produced, identifying networks of food movement, and making inferences about how food goes from farm to table.
Students will better understand nutrition labels and healthy alternatives by comparing and contrasting nutrition labels from two brand name snack foods (chips) and by creating their own healthy version of hot chips using a variety of spices.
Students will use the skills of comparing and contrasting to evaluate nutrition labels (functional/informational texts) of a variety of foods.
Students will understand the impact of food waste and learn ways to reduce food waste through recipes that utilize food scraps.
Students will understand the impacts of agriculture on the environment and identify foods that are better for the environment by learning about and tasting alternative food sources such as seaweed and grasshoppers.
Students will better understand food’s role in our history and food’s relation to socio-economic status by interpreting and scaling recipes used both on the Titanic and in their schools.
Students will better understand how to make healthier choices when choosing meals and snacks by learning what green foods are.
Students will learn about and calculate angles in nature by learning about honey bees’ “waggle” dance and tasting various samples of honey.
Students will evaluate the economic causes and effects of England’s tax policies on tea and the colonies by understanding boycotts.
Students will understand how geographical features impact the way we live and the foods that are available to us by mapping seeds, grains, and nuts.
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