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# Thanksgiving Feast: Project Based Instruction

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Engage your students in this relevant project where they plan a Thanksgiving feast. From calculating serving sizes and calories from real food labels, to making a shopping list and sticking to a budget. This project helps students see the real life uses for a variety of math skills. Editable price tags allow you to differentiate for your students. Activities included in this product:
Activity 1: Making A Shopping List: Student read real food labels to find serving size on a variety of Thanksgiving dinner foods. They then calculate how many of each item they will need to purchase to feed 20 people.
Activity 2: Let’s Go Shopping: Students use price information for each item and the quantities they calculated in Activity 1 to figure out the cost of their Thanksgiving Feast.
Activity 3: Budgeting For Extras: Students use a budget to purchase extra items for Thanksgiving such as candles and napkins.
Activity 4: Setting The Table: Students use creativity and some geometry skills to come up with different table arrangements to fit 20 people.
Activity 5: Let’s Get Cookin’: Students use information on cooking times to make sure all items will be ready at the same time.
Activity 6: Counting Calories: Students use the Food labels to calculate the number of calories for different guests.
Activity 7: The Beautiful Feast: After all the hard work and planning, students draw a picture of their Thanksgiving Feast.

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