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  • waltre
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    • August 28, 2012, 09:07:13 am
Food Unit (3-4 weeks of lessons)
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:45:09 pm »
Hello again. I'm here to share my month-long unit on Food. The unit spans 3-4 weeks (depending on whether or not you are cleared to cook in class). I will put each lesson in separate posts.

Food Unit
Week 1: Courses, Menus, and Ordering at a Restaurant
Week 2: Recipes
Week 3: Iron Chef challenge
Week 4: Cooking in class


I'm not required to make lesson plans, so I don't make them unless I think I will need them in class. Feel free to ask about class progression or transitions I used, if you can't fill them in from the materials.

As always, comments and constructive criticism is appreciated.

~W
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 01:59:06 pm by waltre »


  • waltre
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Re: Food Unit (3-4 weeks of lessons)
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 01:48:36 pm »
WEEK 1: Courses, Menus, and Ordering at a Restaurant.

* Credit to Joeg for most of powerpoint content.

* Materials not listed: one sheet of blank paper per student (to make menu)
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 02:47:49 pm by waltre »


  • waltre
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    • August 28, 2012, 09:07:13 am
Re: Food Unit (3-4 weeks of lessons)
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 01:56:45 pm »
WEEK 2: Recipes


*"Chop" Slide contains hyperlink to youtube video.

Feel free to add more recipe verbs, e.g. melt, blend, whisk, etc.


  • waltre
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    • August 28, 2012, 09:07:13 am
Re: Food Unit (3-4 weeks of lessons)
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013, 02:12:12 pm »
WEEK 3: Iron Chef challenge

Additional directions:
Print, cut out, and arrange pictures on a table in the classroom.

Slide 3 contains hyperlink to youtube. Check powerpoint slide notes.


  • waltre
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    • August 28, 2012, 09:07:13 am
Re: Food Unit (3-4 weeks of lessons)
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013, 02:23:51 pm »
WEEK 4: Cooking in Class

* My classes are small so this was no problem to arrange.
* My school gave me access to the Home Ec room, but I still had to supply a number of the cooking materials.
* Ask about buying ingredients on G-Market and being reimbursed by the school. That's what the English budget is for.

* Prepare ingredients before class.
* Plan for food to need at least one period to cool before cutting into pieces.
* Serving size is good for 8-10 students, but I used groups of 4-5. I'm sure they were bouncing off the walls after eating the fruits of my labors, but whatevs!

*Activity worksheet is for any extra time, but I never needed it.


*** If this recipe is too involved, consider Rice Krispy Treats: minimal ingredients and prep (puffed rice cereal, marshmallows, and butter).
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 02:44:17 pm by waltre »


Re: Food Unit (3-4 weeks of lessons)
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2013, 02:34:05 pm »
Looks like good stuff! thanks for sharing =)
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 02:36:59 pm by JennyC520 »


  • coJ1lfnt
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    • September 03, 2012, 08:52:06 pm
Re: Food Unit (3-4 weeks of lessons)
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 11:07:09 am »
Yes, thanks for sharing. I was hoping to find some good material about ordering food in restaurants. And one of the first posted lessons is this one. Great stuff!