Q2W3 Harvest Planning (11/16 – 11/20) 6th & 7th

TeacherSheri Potter
Subject AreaIntroduction to Agriscience
Grade Level6th & 7th
Week #Q2W3
Unit of InstructionFood Science
Standard(s) Taught

Identify the agricultural source of consumer products.

Describe the components of a balanced diet.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

This week we are going to take a step back from Journey 2050 and look at Thanksgiving from an agricultural perspective. I mean, we eat and our food comes from somewhere, right? That’s right, a farmer! So it just makes sense that if we are an agricultural class, we should study all the food surrounding the Thanksgiving meal! This week’s lesson will be a fun study into the Geography of Thanksgiving Dinner.

The idea at the end of this project is that we have a better understanding of where our food comes from and to consider what goes into our meals each day. Agriculture plays a tremendous part in our daily lives.

Classroom Activities

Bell Ringers:

Tuesday: What are you most looking forward to doing over Thanksgiving break?

Wednesday: What is your favorite dessert and why?

Friday: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson What does this quote mean to you, why is it important?

Assignments Due


This week your assignment will consist of planning a Thanksgiving dinner, or if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, plan a meal for your family. Your meal should include either a turkey, ham, or other meat main dish. Based on a grocery store ad that you find online (that is current), provide the cost of the meat and following items. You must include at least one starch (rice, potatoes, stuffing) and any toppings such as gravy. In addition, plan for at least 2 vegetables and if they are part of a casserole, plan for the cost of the additional ingredients. You’ll also need to consider a bread side and at least one dessert. Please tell me what your budget will be if you are planning for your family of 4-8 people. Tell me the exact number of people you are feeding. This should be a fun assignment and can be printed NEATLY in your own handwriting, done in a Word doc, turned in on a PowerPoint complete with pictures OR done on a poster. This is all about choices, be as creative as you want. 🙂

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