This lesson introduces the concepts of food and culture and how they are tied together. The basic concepts of geography are explained, and students will be asked to think through how each of the 5 themes of geography affect food in a culture.
Throughout this series of 4 lessons, students will become acquainted with many cultures and their food, and become well versed with one country (of their choice) in particular. An extensive group project on a chosen country includes a written report, map, flag, poster, presentation and ending with a prepared 3 course traditional meal from that country. Library or computer lab recommended. Can be used as a final lab project.