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Subject: Human Services (7), or Mathematics (4 - 7)
Title: Have Your Math and Eat It, Too!
Description: In this two-day lesson, students will collaborate to create a healthy pizza using only geometric items that have been precisely measured. Students must identify the items as triangle, quadrilateral (parallelogram), or cube. Next, students will measure the items that they place on their pizza. Finally, students will bake their pizza; therefore, having their math and eating it, too!

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Subject: Human Services (7 - 8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Party Time! Excellent!: Planning a Kid's Birthday Party
Description: In this five-day lesson, students will plan a birthday party for a child (age 5-10 years of age). Each group (based on kitchen groups) will create an on-line invitation, decorate the room, and bake and decorate a cake for the party. At the end of the week, your principal will be begging for an invitation to the best party in town!

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Title: Food Handler/Career Investigation
Unit Plan Overview: In this unit students will learn the importance of being a food handler and how they can use those skills to further their own personal career choices in the future.  This Career Investigation will come though the use of the FCCLA STAR Event:  Career Investigation.

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Title: Food Safety
Unit Plan Overview: This unit engages students to recognize the importance of food safety in order to answer the essential question, "What does it mean for our food to be "safe"? Students will identify the forms of food contamination, discuss ways to prevent contamination of food, and demonstrate appropriate responses to a foodborne illness. Students will create a culminating product at the end of the unit to demonstrate their understanding of the question and to provide knowledge and information to the public.  Keywords: safety; foodborne illness; food safety; bacteria; cross-contamination; health

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Title: Bacteria Everywhere
Unit Plan Overview: What is the impact of bacteria? In this unit, students will learn about the 12 most unwanted bacteria, as well as healthy bacteria to advocate for safer handling, preparation, and storage of food. This unit can be taught independently, or as part of a larger unit preparing students for ServSafe Manager credentialing. Students will create a culminating product that aligns with the FCCLA STAR Event, Advocacy. Keywords: safety; bacteria; food handling; food preparation; food storage; health; advocacy

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