Learning intentions

Ss that participate in the project will be encouraged to:

  •  expand their knowledge on food traditions and traditional dishes.
  • think about food  and culture in three dimensions: global, local and individual perspective.
  • compare traditional food and traditional dishes.
  • Expand their knowledge on celebrations around the world and the traditional food that people eat.
  • Compare and contrast New Year celebration around the world
  •  learn and use specific vocabulary sets related to cooking and food.

Students will also develop XXI Century Skills:

  • collaboration
  • creativity
  • critical thinking
  • communication & presentation of ideas
  • empathy
  • global citizenship
  • ICT

Final Collaborative tasks:

1-Global Calendar

Each class will select a National Celebration, they will make a presentation telling the rest of the classes what the celebration is about how it is celebrated and what food they eat. Each class will pin the ppt or the digital poster or whatever tool they will use, on a Global Calendar to share this information and to build the collaborative task.

By the end of this project , the Global calendar will include different celebrations around the world and classes will be able to interact with this information ( Thing link)



2-New year and food traditions around the world

Each class will tell the rest of the classes how they celebrate New Year in their country and what foods and dishes give that celebration a sense of identity. We will compile oll that data in a digital book.


 Here you have some suggestions for  the week before starting the project ( from April 10th  to April 14th)
1.Tell your Students that they will be working with classes from different parts of the world
2.Show your kids the name of the project and make them guess what the project is about.
3.They see the map and the classes´locations.
4.If possible  take a picture of your class, and write a paragraph introducing themselves, in this way ,each class can get to know the rest of the classes.
(In order to share materials, photos and kids´productions each teacher will have a google folder shared with me to upload that material they will be producing.)
5.See if you or the kids can tweet comments about their expectations. Remember to use #tastylife17
  • Week 1 ( April 17th to 21st)
    1. Students will start by doing research on their food traditions considering the individual perspective:  (See questions)
    What traditions does your family have at the moment of eating ?
    What habits does your family have when you eat? What traditional family recipes can you mention?
    2.Teachers will choose how to carry out the individual research. Each class will be able to choose how to get to the expected information,e.g: interview to a member of the family
    3.All this information will be shared by the class we will see similarities and differences among their families.
     Week 2 ( April 24th to 28th)
    1.Teacher encourages the discussion from the National perspective:
          What traditional celebration gives your country a sense of National Identity?
          What do you normally eat at that celebration?  What dishes give that celebration a sense of  identity?
2.Students do some research and come to agreements, they decide on what  celebration they will focus , the idea is to tell the rest of the classes  about that specific local or National celebration, with a special focus on the food they eat on that day. They will choose a tool to use to tell the rest of the world about their findings.
Some suggestions are:
 Week 3 (May 1st to May 5th)
 1-Teacher encourages the research from the global perspective:
Why do people value food traditions?
What role does culture play at the moment of deciding on what to eat in a particular celebration ?
How does food  and eating habits impact on different celebrations all over the world?
( Consider New Year around the world) 
2-Students will get ready to tell the rest of the world how do they celebrate New Year mainly focusing on the food traditions, what they eat , who cooks ,and whatever particular custom they may have at the New Year table.
Week 4 ( May 8th to May 12th)
1-Teachers and classes connect ( Skype ) with the intention of asking questions to the paired  class about their food traditions, foods they eat  and compare and contrast both cultures.
2- Students  can take the recipe challenge and cook  any of the dishes mentioned by the classes with the intention of experiencing new tastes.
3- Both  the global calendar and the New year traditions will be shared as Final Tasks.
If you think the proposal will hook your kids do not hesitate..Be part of this international collaborative project!

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