ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Hospitality and Tourism (9 - 12), or Human Services (9 - 12), or Social Studies (10)
Title: Columbian Exchange Cafe
Description: Students will research and investigate foods of Europe and the Americas prior to European exploration to create/publish menus for virtual restaurants illustrating Columbian Exchange effects. Students may prepare the menu items as a final presentation project. This project can be collaborative with Family and Consumer Science instructor and Business Tech Education/Media Publications instructor. Clicking on "Columbian Exchange" and other hyperlinked words/phrases thoughout this lesson will link to different sites for information.
Subject: Human Services (9 - 12)
Title: "Tables Gone Wild"
Description: What's going on with this "Wild Table?" This lesson is designed to help the learner work collabaratively, creatively as well as separately to properly set the dinner table. This lesson will also infuse ways to make the table relevant to seasonal or home decor while interjecting clever "Wild" ways to remember placements of dinnerware and flatware.
This lesson will also interject proper usage of kitchen equipment while keeping things sanitary and safe for the entire family!
Choose My Plate
ChooseMyPlate.gov replaced the foodpyramid and is an excellent resource for Dietetics.
Food Safety Education website including downloadable material and curriculum for teaching foodborne illness.