ELA – May 21-25, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level7
Week #Q4 - Week 10
Unit of InstructionFood Around the World
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Speaking Activity
LAFS.7.SL.2.4: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will understand the meaning of culture, customs and traditions.
Students will compare and contrast American table manners with other countries around the world.
Students will choose a country of interest to study its customs and traditions associated with foods and eating habits.

Classroom Activities

Monday, May 21 – Science Fiction Paper Due
Introduction to research project, “Foods Around the World.”
Tuesday, May 22 –   Students will select a country. Student will research the country’s customs and traditions associated with foods and eating habits.
Wednesday, May 23 – Students will create research PowerPoint.
Thursday, May 24 – “Foods Around the World,” presentations and tasting.
Friday, May 25 – “Foods Around the World,” presentations and tasting. 

Assignments Due

Food Around the World- Research

1. What is the name of your country?     

2. In what continent is your country located?  

3. What are the traditional times of day breakfast, lunch and dinner are eaten? 

4. How does your country say, “breakfast”, “lunch”, and/or “dinner” in their language? (Try using Google Translate)

5. What foods are typically eaten during breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner?

6. What are some traditional/interesting table manners? (More than 1.)

7. What is a fun fact about your country’s foods, eating habits, or table manners?

8. Find a recipe for a dish from your country. Give the name, a picture and the recipe for the dish including ingredients and directions. Optional – bring in dish to sample. 

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