Art Beyond Sight
INDEPENDENT LIVING AND SOCIAL SKILLS THROUGH THE ARTS A MODEL PROJECT
■ Activity Plan ■
- Activity Plan Overview
- Activity Plan 1: Introduction, Curriculum Overview, Role Play
- Activity Plan 2: The Mechanics of Eating
- Activity Plan 3: The Mechanics of Eating, Part II
- Activity Plan 4: Providing Adaptive Equipment
- Activity Plan 5: Field Trip to the Library
- Activity Plan 6: Setting the Mood – Dining Ambience
- Activity Plan 7: Making Healthy Food Choices – We Are What We Eat!
- Activity Plan 8: Making a Pyramid – and Placing Your New Snacks in its Food Group
- Activity Plan 9: Making Quick and Healthy Means to Go – Lunch Prep
- Activity Plan 10: Let’s Go Shopping!
- Activity Plan 11: Express Yourself
- Activity Plan 12: Share A Meal
- Activity Plan 13: Understanding Place Settings
- Activity Plan 14: Final Event
- Come to the Table Songs by Brian Muni
- Books for Kids
Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Duration: 45 Minutes
Materials: Selected Ethnic Cook Books: Recipes; CD of Ethnic Music, Clothing, Artifacts; if desired serving utensils, plates and cups, pictures of people eating in different cultures, using chop sticks, Asian ceramics (rice bowls, special spoons), ethnic spices and teas to drink during a meal, how other cultures eat sitting low to the floor rather than a table.
Objectives and Outcomes: To portray students’ background and cultural identities through food.
- Introductory remarks about the varieties of foods specific to cultures, places and different ethnic backgrounds, such as Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, Indian, Korean, Chinese foods, etc.
- Ask students about their backgrounds and the food they eat at their parents/grandparents or friends’ homes?
- Have they been to ethnic restaurants in their community or in another country?
- Discussion of unique meal preparation and etiquette around the table.
- Have the children bring foods that were prepared at home with parents to share with their teachers and classmates.
Assessment: Have a child present an authentic dish, reflective of his/her cultural background, and then successfully communicate recipe and origin of its ingredients to other students.
Song: Play and sing along with the students
Come to the Table; Share a Meal