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American Food

£10.00
SKU D4CS40100
Key Stage 2 Cooking and Nutrition Independence Day World Food Day Design & Technology Year 4

Find out all about classic American favourite foods as well as the many, varied cultural influences that make American cuisine special.

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

As well as learning about the history of American food, there’s a load of in-depth advice for teachers and children, to ensure you have fun, safe cooking experiences in every single lesson – if you choose to, that is – there’s some non-cooking alternative activities, too! More than just recipes, the detailed instructions for each dish you’ll cook include differentiated skills, advice on working safely and detailed photos clearly showing food preparation techniques.

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'The USA' as a cross-curricular topic.

#Lesson1AllAmericanFavourites

In this first lesson in the Complete Series, find out all about the diverse climates of the USA and the abundance of varied foods that grow in them. After that, take a look at some classic American favourite dishes, then cook your choice one of two all-time favourites (depending on time/skills/resources): apple pie or chocolate chip cookies!

Whether you’re an experienced cook or a complete newbie yourself, you’ll find everything you need to teach with confidence included in the detailed teacher’s notes and the tried and tested recipes!

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Cooking Safely sheet
  • Teacher’s notes
  • Aubergine Jerky recipe
  • Buffalo cards
  • Buffalo Diagram sheet
#Lesson2AmericanIndians

Find out about the foods American Indian tribes ate, and how they prepared and preserved them. After that, there’s a choice of activities: Either learn more about American Indians’ use of buffalo, or develop cooking skills and select ingredients to make veggie jerky!

Whether you’re an experienced cook or a complete newbie yourself, you’ll find everything you need to teach with confidence included in the detailed teacher’s notes and the tried and tested recipe

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Cooking Safely sheet
  • Teacher’s notes
  • Aubergine Jerky recipe
  • Buffalo cards
  • Buffalo Diagram sheet
#Lesson3SoulFood

Take a brief look at the history of slavery in America and consider differences in the foods eaten by rich and poor Americans during this period in history. After that, find out about soul food and how it is influenced by slavery and traditional foods in the Southern states. After that children may either develop a variety of cooking skills while baking cornbread, or learn more about soul food ingredients.

Whether you’re an experienced cook or a complete newbie yourself, you’ll find everything you need to teach with confidence included in the detailed teacher’s notes and the tried and tested recipe!

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Cornbread recipes
  • Cooking Safely sheet
  • Teacher’s notes
  • Soul Food sheet
#Lesson4TexMex

Find out a little about the history of the colonisation of the Americas and the influence of Spanish and Mexican cuisine in the USA. After that there’s a choice of activities where children may either hone their cooking skills while preparing tasty fajitas, or taste a variety of spicy Tex Mex foods!

Whether you’re an experienced cook or a complete newbie yourself, you’ll find everything you need to teach with confidence included in the detailed teacher’s notes and the tried and tested recipe!

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Cooking Safely sheet
  • Teacher’s notes
  • Fajita recipes
  • Worksheet
#Lesson5SpecialOccasions

Find out a bit more about an American obsession: fast food! Consider why it should only be eaten occasionally, then take a look at some iconic foods often eaten at special events such as fairs, major sports events and Independence Day parties. After that there’s a choice of activities where children can either hone a variety of cooking skills by preparing one of three dishes, or plan an Independence Day party with food and drinks!

Whether you’re an experienced cook or a complete newbie yourself, you’ll find everything you need to teach with confidence included in the detailed teacher’s notes and the tried and tested recipes!

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Cooking Safely sheet
  • Teacher’s notes
  • No-Churn Ice Cream recipe
  • Coleslaw recipe
  • Potato salad recipe
  • ‘Party Planner’ sheet
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • KS2 - prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • KS2 - understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed
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