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Food from the Field

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

This resource provides information on several staple food plants grown and eaten by many around the world. These plants are particularly important for people living in regions of food insecurity. This resource includes information sheets which can be read by groups of students, a ‘mix and match’ card game which quizzes their understanding, and optional presentation and cooking assignments.

Click here to download a PDF version of the activity with full instructions

Click here to download the information sheets on staple crops

Learning objective: To teach students about staple food plants around the world, particularly those plants eaten by people who live in situations of food insecurity

Skills: Critical thinking, interpretation of information, vocabulary, reading comprehension, information retention, plant biology, nutrition, knowledge of world foods, geography, cooking

Recommended time: 50-75 minutes

Recommended grade level: Grade 7-12, Ages 11-18

Subjects: Social Studies, Science, Home Economics (foods and nutrition)

Number of participants: 1-30 (approximate)

Keywords: Staple foods, plants, international foods, nutrition

3 reviews for Food from the Field

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine Bullock

    This activity is a great introduction to staple foods around the world with variety and short descriptions to allow them to explore further topics involving the importance of farming and the vulnerability many farmers around the world experience involving their ability to feed their families and save their seeds. I am using this for the Global Geography 12 course in Nova Scotia.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea Overby

    This is a great resource! I use it in my Foods and Nutrition classes when we learn about staple foods around the world. My students enjoy learning about these staple foods and they love making the recipes!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cherri

    I used this resource this week in my Foods 12 class. I found it helpful as an introduction to several staple foods and as a template for student research and presentation about other staples foods. We only tried one recipe – the quinoa salad – but will use others in the future

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3 reviews for Food from the Field

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine Bullock

    This activity is a great introduction to staple foods around the world with variety and short descriptions to allow them to explore further topics involving the importance of farming and the vulnerability many farmers around the world experience involving their ability to feed their families and save their seeds. I am using this for the Global Geography 12 course in Nova Scotia.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea Overby

    This is a great resource! I use it in my Foods and Nutrition classes when we learn about staple foods around the world. My students enjoy learning about these staple foods and they love making the recipes!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cherri

    I used this resource this week in my Foods 12 class. I found it helpful as an introduction to several staple foods and as a template for student research and presentation about other staples foods. We only tried one recipe – the quinoa salad – but will use others in the future

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