This curriculum uses stories about food and cooking to give children a “taste” of different cultures around the world. Originally written for a Unitarian Universalist summer religious education class for children in grades K-5, this could easily be adapted to a summer camp or elementary school class. The stories support our UU principles that encourage us to learn, grow, and to value and respect each other to build a more peaceful world. Additionally, the stories in this curriculum expose children to lessons about helping each other, being part of a community, being adventurous, being independent, sharing and the importance of family.
Each lesson includes an overview and focus questions, a story, and a recipe that relates to the story. All the recipes are simple enough that they can be done without access to a complete kitchen. Upon completion of the cooking, a meal blessing specific to the culture is provided. Additional games and activities are included with each lesson. Recipe cards are also included, which can be printed double-sided with the appropriate meal blessing on the back, and are great for sending home with the kids. Every story and recipe has been teacher and kid tested and approved.
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