7th Grade Kitchen Lessons

This library contains the 2015-2016 Edible Schoolyard Berkeley's seventh grade kitchen curriculum. Seventh grade students at King Middle School participate in ten lessons in the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley's kitchen classroom throughout the year. 

Fall Rotation

  • K7-1: The Corn Series: Tortillas!
  • K7-2: The Corn Series: Popcorn, Beans & Seeds
  • K7-3: The Corn Series: What the World Eats 
  • K7-4: The Corn Series: Three Sisters Tacos
  • K7-5: The Corn Series: Polenta and Quick Tomato Pepper Sauce

Spring Rotation

  • K7-6: Vegetable Fried Rice
  • K7-7: Ghanaian Black Eyed Peas
  • K7-8: Middle Eastern Meze Platter
  • K7-9: Maki Sushi
  • K7-10: Iron Chef

Resources

This scope and sequence outlines the order and high-level information for our 2015-2016 seventh grade kitchen programming at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley.

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In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students rotate through three stations to explore the process of making corn tortillas from scratch. Students learn about food production and processing by making tortillas two different ways, using commercially processed masa harina...

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In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students break-down winter squash, save and roast the seeds, hand-churn butter and pop two varieties of popcorn on the stove – one ancient and one modern. Students learn about the origins of corn, its nutritional and cultural...

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In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students spend time in their traditional classroom (not the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley Kitchen or Garden classroom) to discuss connections between food production, food processing, health, the environment and lifestyle while practicing...

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In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students prepare corn tortillas, pico de gallo, beans, and roasted squash while they explore how historical foodways continue to impact cooking and eating today. Students learn about Mesoamerican agricultural techniques, compare them...

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In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students prepare polenta and a quick tomato and pepper sauce after learning about how corn and other foods travelled to Europe via the Columbian exchange. Students use the Italian pellagra epidemic of the 18th and 19th centuries as a...

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In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students make Vegetable Fried Rice and learn about the agricultural innovations in China during the Song Dynasty that led to a surplus of rice and resulted in major cultural, technological, and scientific developments.

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In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students prepare a Ghanaian Black-Eyed Pea Stew and examine the exchange of foods between Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas during the Columbian Exchange.

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In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students prepare a Middle Eastern meze platter using ingredients that represent the four climatic regions of the Arabian Peninsula.

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In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students make vegetable sushi and explore how Japan’s geography has influenced its diet and culture.

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