Subject: Spanish 1, La comida
Date of lesson: Week 16
Length of lesson: 2 says
Lesson Topic: Food Culture
Overall Goal: Students will be able to research and compile recipes from Spanish speaking countries and write a short description about them in Spanish.
Learner Background: Students will have about 16 weeks of Spanish 1. Students are new Spanish learners. They are at the Early College and will be moving on to Spanish 101.
Curricular Standards: N.CPP I can identify some products and practices of cultures.
NH.PW.I can write short messages and notes on familiar topics related to everyday life.
Student Learning Objective(s): N.CPP.2 I can identify some common practices related to home and community life of other cultures and my own. EX: I can identify some common habits of eating in other cultures.
NH.PW.2 I can write short notes using phrases and simple sentences.
Part I: During the unit students will need to annotate recipes that could be used for the cookbook. I can check and make sure recipes and annotations are appropriate.
Part II: Students will complete a cookbook with recipes and they will write a small review of the recipe and pairing with other recipes if it is not a full meal.
Part I -
Bellringer/A.O. - What is your favorite food and why? What do you like most about it?
How much do you know about food from a Spanish Speaking Country?
A little , Something, A lot, I eat it all of the time
Have you ever had food from a spanish speaking country
Yes, No, if so, where and what? If not, are you interested in trying it?
Are you interested in eating food from other countries?
Yes, No, why?
Part II –
As a class, we are going to make an online cookbook on a google site. Why? Let’s make other students, not taking Spanish, aware of the delicious cuisine they may not be aware of. This website will be linked to the school website. You are going to choose foods that are from Spanish speaking countries that resemble the foods you love to eat.
Divide students in groups of 3-4 based on their favorite food. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, snack, dessert. Each person in the group will look up recipes from Spanish speaking countries they think they would like. You will annotate the recipes that you find and like. What type of food are they? Are they a main course, side dish or whole meal? Are all of the ingredients available. What kind of drink would go great with this?
I will then show the students a couple sample recipes based on my answers to the Bell ringer. Students will work on a Google doc that will be shared with the class. The students are to organize the cookbook by coming up with a title for their section of the cookbook and add the recipes and descriptions there. Descriptions are to be in Spanish. You are creating language and critiquing and evaluating the food. Since food is related to what you like you are comparing and contrasting different foods to choose which one will fit into your cookbook. Pictures are to be included in the cookbook. The small description in Spanish can be very simple. Tell what dish it is, are they a main course, side dish or whole meal? Are all of the ingredients available at a regular grocery store or do they need to go to the Hispanic grocery store? What kind of drink would go great with this?
Once the Google Doc is done a volunteer or group of volunteers can move the information onto the web page.
Post Asses- Ask the pre- asses questions again.
Have a debriefing session:
Ask students to write down what they were most surprised about
What was their favorite thing they learned and/or discovered
Ask if they will share the information?
Ask who would be interested in making a dish to bring to class.
Ask if they feel they have created something that brings cultural awareness?