In the Grade 10: Food Choices
unit, students explore what factors affect food needs and food choices. Students also take an in-depth exploration of media techniques that are used to promote food products and how food advertisements influence the food choices we make.
The overall expectations addressed in this packet are as follows:
- Demonstrate an understanding of factors affecting people’s food needs and of ways of meeting those needs.
- Demonstrate an understanding of various factors that influence food choices.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how media and advertising messages affect food choices.
The overall expectations for this unit are taken from the Grade 10 Food and Nutrition course. This is the third unit for the course and aligns with strand C of the curriculum expectations.
What lessons are included in this packet?
This packet is thorough in the sense that it includes 14 in-depth lessons that help to cover the specific and overall expectations. Some lessons are designed to set the stage for students in terms of content knowledge and terminology, and other lessons are designed to have students further investigate food choices. The lessons included in this packet are:
Lesson 3.1: Factors and Food Needs
Lesson 3.2: Meeting Food Needs
Lesson 3.3: Provision of Food
Lesson 3.4: Planning for Food Needs
Lesson 3.5: Food Choices
Lesson 3.6: Resources and Choices
Lesson 3.7: Childhood and Choices
Lesson 3.8: Childhood and Habits
Lesson 3.9: Social Situations and Food Choices
Lesson 3.10: Food Needs and Choices Quiz
Lesson 3.11: Media and Food Consumption
Lesson 3.12: Promoting Food Products
Lesson 3.13: Advertising to Children and Youth
Lesson 3.14: Thinking about Advertisements
What assessments are included in this packet?
In this packet, you will find 5 rubrics that can be used to assess some of the key activities in this unit, along with 1 rubric that can be used to assess the individual reflections students complete. There are 6 reflections included in this packet that address a variety of concepts presented in this unit. There is also 1 quiz presented in this packet (Lesson 10) that addresses student understanding of food needs and food choices.
There are some activities in this packet that contain rubrics. These activities are not necessarily considered formal assignments, but they can be used as such. There are also 4 self-assessments and 3 exit cards that can be used at the end of each given lesson to assess student understanding of the key concepts.
Please note that there are no formal answer keys presented in this packet as many of the activities and questions presented in this packet are open-ended.
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