Where Your Food Comes From

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In this age of globalization, the foods we eat often come from countries scattered all around the world. This research-based instructional activity asks young scholars to pick two of their favorite food items and investigate the origins of their ingredients. While it is fun, the instructional activity is also a real eye-opener for upper elementary and middle school students, helping them to realize the extent to which distance cultures are dependent on each other.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Pros

  • Lesson engages learners by allowing them to choose the foods they research
  • A graphic organizer and world map are included for recording student research
Cons

  • Additional scaffolding required to support students with the research process