Curriculum-linked lesson plans, activities & resources for teachers and homeschoolers
These new Growing Chefs! Lesson Plans are designed to offer safe ways to continue learning about food while teachers and students are navigating at home and in school adjusted learning structures while aiding students in meeting Learning Expectations cited in the Ontario Elementary School Curriculum. We have been hard at work adapting our programming to help students safely continue to engage with food in meaningful ways with interactive resources and fun activities!
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Food Systems | Grade 1 – 3
Students will begin to explore where our food comes from looking at each step in the food system. They will begin to observe how the food system provides different foods in different communities around the world.
Food Systems | Grade 4 – 6
Students continue to explore where their food comes from. Students begin to explore the impacts our food system has on the environment and how we can balance human needs with environmental impacts.
Food Systems | Grade 7 – 8
Students continue to explore where their food comes and to develop a deeper understanding of Food Systems. Students continue to explore the affects the food system has on the environment and how we can balance human needs with environmental impacts.
Value of Food | Grade 1 – 3
Students will consider the value of food beyond its nutritional content and its cost by considering how they and other people at different stages of the Food System interpret the value of food.