Dominique Douyon-Harvey, Charmaine Peters,
Josianne Lamontagne Halley and Annie Veilleux
In our everyday life, we eat a great variety of meals, which all taste fabulous. However, we rarely think about what our meals contain. In this SPEAQ quest, the goal is to have a second look at what we regularly cook. Since we have to cook on a daily basis, let’s explore the different ways to make healthier recipes.
QUESTIONS: Are you aware of what’s in your food?
How could you make it healthier?
You will discover the truth about what is in your meals.
You will learn about the parts of recipes and some vocabulary related to them.
You will create a healthy recipe and its format.
You will present a healthy recipe to your classmate using a cooking TV show format.
Before you start this quest, have a quick look at the different smiley faces that are going to guide you through this unit:
*****Don’t forget! Whenever you do not understand a word, feel free to use an online dictionary to help you out. Here is a link to a dictionary you can use: www.wordreference.com
Throughout the Quest, you will be evaluated on the following competency: interacting orally in English as you work in groups. Look at the following rubric to see how you will be evaluated. Link to Rubric
BEFORE WE GET STARTED...
You will be placed in groups of three by the teacher and you will stay in this group for most of this Quest. Each of you will have a role. The teacher will explain each role and you can choose which role you would like to have but you cannot change your task in the middle of the Quest; you must keep it until your Quest is finished.
Are you ready? … Let’s explore the underground of food…
TASK 1: WHAT’S REALLY IN THE FOOD WE EAT?
1. LET’S FIND OUT THE TRUTH!
In your groups, watch a YouTube clip about the British cook Jamie Oliver and his experiment with Chicken Nuggets:
Click on the link below to go to the worksheet that contains questions related to the video you just watched. Print it out and complete it in your groups. You will hand this in to your teacher when you’re done.
2. DISCOVERING WHAT’S IN THE FOOD WE EAT
Use this list to choose 2 food items and create a small (about 1 minute) presentation for the 2 food items. You will talk about why these 2 food items are healthy (or not) and you will give a recipe title for each food item: 1 recipe for 1 food item. You can look at the rating scale to know how you and your group will be evaluated.
TASK 2: COOKING TIME!
1. COOKING TOOLS
Try the other games for extra practice!
2. COOKING ACTIONS
My name is Amanda
and I want to bake a microwave cake.
Help me please!
Tell me what to do!
My name is Amanda and I want to bake a microwave cake.
Help me please!
Tell me what to do!
TASK 3: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES!
1. RECIPE FORMAT
Use the links below to complete the worksheet. When you are done, print out page 2 and compare it with another group.
2. HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY RECIPE
Go back on the websites listed above and choose a
recipe that you like but that is not super healthy. Once you have chosen one,
Use the following
website to calculate the amount of calories that your recipe contains.
Write down the amount of calories that is contained in your recipe.
Each student must choose one of these readings about how we can eat healthier. Once you are finished, share what you have just learned.
Now that you know which changes you could make to your recipe, write down the new version of your recipe.
Familiarize yourself with the template you will have to use.
Use the recipe checklist to know the criteria you will be evaluated on.
When you are done, print out your template and submit it to the teacher.
TASK 4: COOKING SHOW!
Now that you have gone through tasks 1 to 3, and that you are aware of how to make healthy recipes, let’s start a small project to present to your classmates.
You are going to present one of the recipes your group chose in task 3. The idea is to present it as they do in cooking TV shows. If you want to get familiar with a good example of a cooking show, click on the link:
Before you go any further, read the following document very carefully. It contains the instructions needed to successfully complete the task. Guidelines – Task 4
One more step before you go! Look at the evaluation grid for this presentation so that you know how you are going to be evaluated. Evaluation Sheet
Ready… Set… Go!
2. COOKING SHOW TIME!
It is now time to present your famous recipe to your classmates. Please follow your teacher’s instructions for this part of the quest. You will come back here as soon as everyone has presented.
FINAL TASK: REVIEWING A RECIPE.
Now that you have learned a lot about healthy food, it is time to assess your learning.
*IMPORTANT: This task has to be done individually as it counts towards the grades on your report card.
For the following task, you will have to reinvest what you have learned.
For this task, you are allowed to: use an online dictionary: www.wordreference.com
visit websites that are provided throughout the task
Before you start, print out the worksheet and write your name on it. When you are done, hand in your worksheet to the teacher.
1. BIG MAC COMBO
Here’s a popular meal you most likely know about. First, read its recipe and answer question 1 on your worksheet
(Big Mac = 540)
(Medium French Fries = 380)
(Large Coca Cola = 310)
Adapted from: http://www.food.com/recipe/mc-donalds-big-mac-112508
2. ADAPTING A RECIPE
Now that you know how to make a Big Mac and it ingredients, answer question 2 to adapt the recipe and make it healthier.
As you answer the questions, you may use the following websites:
When questions 1 and 2 are finished, answer question 3.
When your worksheet is completed, hand it in to your teacher.
Congratulations! You now know how to cook healthy recipes!
All evaluation grids are provided within each task as well as in the teacher’s guide.