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Food and Culture: Grade 11 Workplace Preparation




This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a range of cultures, describe food-related etiquette in a variety of countries and cultures, and explore ways in which Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will have opportunities to develop practical skills and apply research skills as they investigate food and food practices from around the world.



Essential Questions

A: Research and Inquiry Skills

Exploring, Investigating, Processing, Communicating, Reflecting

  • What do I want to know about food and culture?

  • How can I find and use information about food and culture?

  • What is the best way to communicate what I’ve learned?

  • How can I learn from my mistakes?

B: Culture, Foods and Food Practices

Food Choices, Guidelines, Culture and Habits

  • How do we decide what we are going to eat and when?

  • How do we eat? Is it important to know “the rules?”

C: Foods and Flavours

Availability, Sources, Flavours

  • Where does our food come from and why?

  • What are the flavours and foods of a culture?

D: Food Preparation Skills

Kitchen Safety, Food Safety, Food Preparation, Kitchen Literacy and Numeracy

  • How do we stay safe in the kitchen?

  • What are the best ways to prepare and serve food?

  • What do I need to read & calculate to be successful in the kitchen?



Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 

Feb. 3 

Course Outline

Brainstorm course questions

Our Food Stories



What influences our Food Choices?

Mind Maps

Start rough draft of your cube/mobile 

Movie: Julie and Julia


Movie: Julie and Julia



Feb. 10 

Discuss Julie and Julia Questions in small groups


Food and Me Photo Essay



Food and Me Photo Essay DUE on Googledocs



Food safety -

Brainstorm Our Kitchen Saftey Rules


2 Valentine's videos

Video: Story of Chocolate

Why chocolate makes you feel good


Vocabulary Connections - Pictionary Game and prizes!



Food Safety video

What should we add to Our Kitchen Safety Rules?


Begin Food Safety Readings with a partner Code the Text


Feb 17

Family Day

No School 


Food Safety Readings

Code the Text


Add to Our Kitchen Safety Rules



Teacher: Ms. Brunet

Food Safety Test


Prepare for foods lab tomorrow 


Foods Lab #1

Veggies and Dips

Chopping and serving


Room 105


Ms. Brunet


Complete Food Lab Reflection

Watch TED talk:  

February 24 


Unit 2: Canadian Food Culture


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March 3 

March 10 

March Break

No School


March Break

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March Break

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March Break

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March Break

No School






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