Noodles Around the World

Students will better understand the origins of pasta around the world and will better understand how to connect with their identity and others’ identities as they taste pasta (a dish loved around the world) together.

What Pilot Light Teachers are saying:

“This lesson was easy to implement. Students enjoyed having a hands-on lesson and able to bring home noodles that they made. The most difficult aspect was cleaning up.”- 3rd grade teacher

Lesson Topics:
Pasta, noodles, identity, storytelling, social-emotional learning

Curricular Connections:
Common Core English Language Arts:
Grades 3-5 Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details (Standards 1,3)
Grades 3-5 Informational Text: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Standard 7)
Grade 3-5 Literature: Key Ideas and Details (Standard 1)
Grades 3-5 Writing: Text Types and Purposes (Standards 2,3)
Grades 3-5 Informational Text: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity (Standard 10).

Illinois Social Science Learning Standards:
Grade 3: History: Perspectives & Change, Continuity and Context
Grade 3: Geography: Geographical Representations: Spatial Views of the World
Grades 3-5: Inquiry Skills: Constructing Supporting Questions


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