The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

Food and Culture - a global, collaborative classrooms project

Event Details

Food and Culture - a global, collaborative classrooms project

Time: October 8, 2010 to October 31, 2013
Location: Online
City/Town: Global
Website or Map: http://21stcenturyschools.wee…
Phone: 850-457-2946
Event Type: global, collaborative, classrooms, project
Organized By: Anne Shaw
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2013

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Food is culture - Introducing the newest, most exciting global classrooms project online to date! Join now, and be prepared to get your students engaged, motivated and learning with this platform for rigorous, relevant and real-world curriculum.

Can you imagine how excited and motivated your students will be as they collaborate with students in classrooms in other countries? We will provide you with many ideas for class, whether you're PK, high school or university. This entry point - food - has been the common factor in socialization and community building for thousands of years. But we don't have to stay focused just on food. This unit will expand into many directions, and you and your students will choose which possibilities to explore.

While younger students will focus on getting to know and love nature, gardening, cooking, nutrition and fitness, as well as cultural studies, the development of multiple literacies (such as financial literacy, media literacy, ecoliteracy and many more) older students will also be able to explore McDonaldization, Media Literacy, Whole Foods (a gourmet grocery store), health issues, hunger, cultural similarities and differences, traditions, economics, agriculture, food production, law, environmental studies, cookbooks, literature, celebrations of life and death and everything in between - all these topics and many more are connected to Food and Culture.

Everyone eats. People around the world differ in many ways, but dinner unites us all.

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Food and Culture - a global, collaborative classrooms project to add comments!

Join The Educator's PLN

Comment by Mary Elizabeth McNabb on March 29, 2011 at 12:17pm

Hi Anne,  What's your timeline?   Our school is looking for some challenge projects for students who need to go beyond the curriculum and this would be a great project.

 

Comment by Paula White on November 15, 2010 at 7:16am
Have you completed this? I am just starting a unit with some fourth graders and would like to find some folks to talk about this very topic.

Attending (7)

Might attend (4)

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Joel Josephson posted a discussion

EU Multilingual Families children’s eStoryBooks

Great NewsThe EU Multilingual Families children’s eStoryBooks have now been published. There are 2 books, for 0 to 6 and 6 to 10.http://www.multilingual-families.eu/repository/for-children They are specifically designed to motivate children to be learn…See More
12 hours ago
Robert Sinclair Jr updated their profile
17 hours ago
John Marsh shared their blog post on Facebook
yesterday
Teresa Conley posted a discussion

Still time to participate in letting your views be known through my study

It is not too late in get in on this study. I am looking to interview teachers and principals on how effective they believe they are in influencing student learning while operating under Federal and State mandates and district initiatives. I want to know what you believe the problem to be, what skills or knowledge are not being addressed in these mandates and initiatives and what you believe would best help you in your mission of providing effective, quality education for all students. If you…See More
Sunday
Teresa Conley replied to Teresa Conley's discussion What are you beliefs about how effectively you are able to deliver instruction while operating under school reform?
"Robin,  I am sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Please, if you are still interested in participating in this study, contact me at tac014vr@gmail.com. We can set up a way to do an interview. Looking forward to it. Thanks, Teresa"
Sunday
Profile IconMike Pennella, Heather McFadden, R Lafrance and 11 more joined The Educator's PLN
Saturday
VoiceThread (George) liked Caryn Trautz's discussion "Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works" by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, and Matt Kuhn.
Friday
Caryn Trautz and VoiceThread (George) are now friends
Friday

Awards And Nominations

© 2014   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service