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Growing and Eating Food Around the World: The Story of Rice

6th – 8th Grade

Learning + Food Objectives:
Students will learn about food sources and origins by watching how rice is grown and cooked in different ways around the world and then writing a story about the journey of a grain of rice from field to plate from the point of view of the rice.

Common Core Standards:
Common Core English Language Arts

Writing a story using a narrator and a specific point of view

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

Lesson written in partnership with the Urban School Food Alliance.

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