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Title: Strange food lesson
Post by: benyah81 on June 11, 2010, 11:31:11 am
This topic went down really well this week. I used it with grade 3, we are covering a chapter named 'different people, different foods'. I Also used it with high school.

This is how I used the material

warm up - groups name as many foreign foods as they can, and the countries of origin.

Introduce unusual food; ask students about unusual foods in Korea, some answers were turtle soup, dog soup, snake soju.

Each group chooses one unusual Korean food to describe:  what its made with, how , have they tried it, taste etc....   points for most in depth description

We then watch the clip (British reality show set in Australia), students watch/listen answer
 
For the quiz we look at each food in turn and discuss. I give 1 clue to the country of origin and they complete the forms then each group hands me their final answers on one sheet at the end.

Discuss which they liked /hated most
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: jdniii on June 14, 2010, 03:15:23 pm
Hey just used this lesson.  It definitely gets a reaction from the kids.  I had two co-teachers complain about the video so I decided to play a clip from "No Reservations".  Anyway, thanks a lot for the fun lesson!
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: jakub on June 20, 2010, 08:48:20 pm
jdniii - which clip?
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: jdniii on June 21, 2010, 01:59:45 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOs6Qf58OP4
jumped around some parts from this video showing what foreigners think of Korean food.
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: Ashlea on June 30, 2010, 07:51:43 am
OMG lol the clip was so disgusting I almost vomited watching it. I'm sure the boys would love this class but the girls would probably just scream the entire time. Looks interesting though!
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: jakub on July 04, 2010, 02:12:03 pm
Yea, they scream, but it's fun. This lesson DEFINITELY keeps their attention.
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: amn34 on December 13, 2010, 12:02:23 pm
You could also show the Bizarre Foods episode where they go to Seoul.  The English will probably be over their heads, but the food will be familiar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6BNAx3mC2o

Also, I like the Eat Your Kimchi video with Korean streetfood. It has subtitles in English or Korean, but I think my students were curious to see the foreign perspective when it comes to Korean food (and it's all positive, so that helps :P )
http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/korean-street-food-wonderfulness
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: glitterstarbeau on December 13, 2010, 01:35:34 pm
Sorry to sound leotarded, but what kind of hints did you give about the countries?
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: frappps on December 14, 2010, 08:08:39 am
Thanks for the interesting lesson.
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: turtle5 on April 07, 2011, 03:07:11 pm
haha my girls started screaming during the video..so my co-teacher made me turn it off. but the boys seemed to enjoy it fairly well. the lesson itself went very smoothly though  :)
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: tandj on April 07, 2011, 03:26:45 pm

Also, I like the Eat Your Kimchi video with Korean streetfood. It has subtitles in English or Korean, but I think my students were curious to see the foreign perspective when it comes to Korean food (and it's all positive, so that helps :P )
http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/korean-street-food-wonderfulness
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How do you get subtitles to show? I couldn't find anything...am I just missing it...
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: natale_laplante on April 08, 2011, 07:44:37 am
I'm going to try this lesson this afternoon. We'll see how it goes. I think they'll enjoy it. :)
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: Florence7 on April 08, 2011, 09:17:35 am
Thanks! I'm going to use this for my lesson this afternoon too. you're a champ!
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: tandj on April 08, 2011, 10:21:50 am
I found some good videos on youtube I added to the lesson on youtube from BBC's cooking in the danger zone, they were entertaining, showed the food, but don't make you want to throw up
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: katy moo on April 11, 2011, 03:26:04 pm
OMG some of my kids were not impressed! May have been because it was right before lunch!!the evilness of it all! :)
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: Amy Rodulfo on July 13, 2011, 04:50:50 pm
As a five - ten minute warmer to start the class, I used this bizarre food hidden picture puzzle game. Students try to guess the slowly-revealed pictures of unusual food from around the world, such as tarantulas, fried starfish, insects and frogs' legs. It should get the students' interest.
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: cilikimchi on July 14, 2011, 09:55:48 am
thank you for this great lesson.

i was just wondering if the origins of the strange food list are correct?
i wanted to find more information on some of those strange food.
and what kind of clues were given to the students?

Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: waterdweller on August 09, 2011, 12:22:40 pm
A similar lesson I did was with different variations of McDonalds food around the world and the different menu items. Student's seemed very interested and it was a good way to incorporate new food and cultures.
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: mollybloom on August 24, 2011, 09:00:20 am
You could also show the Bizarre Foods episode where they go to Seoul.  The English will probably be over their heads, but the food will be familiar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6BNAx3mC2o

Also, I like the Eat Your Kimchi video with Korean streetfood. It has subtitles in English or Korean, but I think my students were curious to see the foreign perspective when it comes to Korean food (and it's all positive, so that helps :P )
http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/korean-street-food-wonderfulness

Where are the Korean subs on that video?
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: kristen84 on August 24, 2011, 10:26:11 am
I did something similar but bought some cheap foods from the supermarket. Did a blind taste test with volunteers. students LOVED it!
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: CellarDoor on August 31, 2011, 10:18:14 am
I've been teaching this lesson this week with good results, but upcoming I have a low level girls class, right before lunch.  Not a good combination. :P  So I'm really glad that I can show them the EatYourKimchi video at the end to maybe make them a little hungry again and show them what foreigners think of Korean food.

Been a year or so since I saw this video, but I remember enjoying it when I saw it, and I'm glad I'll have the Korean subs to help the girls understand.  Thanks for the ideas!
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: dc on January 03, 2012, 02:22:36 pm
i used this lesson last year and loved it - thanks! but now i can't seem to find the link to the video clip (where they eat eyes, bugs, etc.) that corresponds to the handout. is it not here or am i missing it??? sorry and thanks!!!
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: Calahoolie on January 05, 2012, 09:10:20 pm
Looks good. What are the clues students listen to?
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: CellarDoor on August 31, 2012, 09:03:29 am
I'm getting ready to teach this lesson again next week if all goes well.  I'm not quite sure how to make the lesson more active, but maybe something will occur to me before then.

dc, I can see that you posted months and months ago, but if you or anyone else still wants to show the clip, here's the one I used:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdgbFjOUX-0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdgbFjOUX-0)  It's from a 2008 episode of "I'm a Celebrity"
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: america69 on September 21, 2012, 10:49:09 am
I used this lesson last week for my advanced middle school students and technical high school students. They loved this lesson. It did tend to go a little fast, however so I showed the Bizarre Food episode from Seoul as well. The kids really liked seeing a foreigner eat and enjoy Korean food. Great job on this lesson!
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: ci2012 on August 21, 2013, 08:37:18 am
I use this as a warm up to my lesson on food. I put my students into groups. Each picture has 2+ different types of food combined into 1. As the picture was being revealed students put up their hands and received 1 point for each food they named correctly. At the end the group with the most points won.
Title: Re: Strange food lesson
Post by: johnny russian on August 21, 2013, 10:48:12 am
the definitive strange food lesson, imo:
http://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=22589.0