In this final Edible Schoolyard lesson for eighth graders, students celebrate their completion of the program by making wood fired pizza and lemonade in the ESY garden.
After this lesson, students will be able to:
During this lesson, students will:
For the Wood Fired Oven
For the Handwashing Station
For the Pizza Building Station
For the Pizza Building Station Side Table
For the Eating Station
For the Grain Grinding Station
Ingredients for the Pizza Dough
Ingredients for the Toppings
Ingredients for the Pizza Building Station
Ingredients for the Lemonade
Tools for the Dough Station
Tools for the Toppings Station
Total Duration: 90 minutes
At the Opening Circle
(Use the word celebrate in a sentence: “We are excited to celebrate the culmination of your three years in the Edible Schoolyard Program today!”)
1. Invitation*: (5 minutes)
Welcome students and explain that today they will work together to celebrate their last day in the Edible Schoolyard with pizza and lemonade.
In the Field
2. Pizza Work Rotation: (40 minutes)
Each group rotates through the Pizza Building Station as the other groups work in the kitchen classroom, outdoor kitchen, and garden.
At the Pizza Building Station
3. Make and Eat Pizza (20 minutes)
At the Closing Circle
4. Reflection*: (10 minutes)
Communication is strengthened by collaborating in teams to prepare pizza and lemonade. Sustainability is highlighted by throwing a party without purchasing pre-made food, disposable tableware or canned beverages. Nourishment is explored by preparing party food and sharing it in the garden. Life Skills are sharpened by learning to make pizza dough, pizza sauce and lemonade from scratch.
Academics fulfill Common Core State Standards in ELA for collaborative discussion; speaking and listening, language; following multistep procedures; integrating quantitative or technical information; Health Standards for making healthy food choices; safe food handling and preparing nutritious food. See Connections to Academic Standards below for details.
Common Core State Standards, English Language Arts and Literacy, Grade 8
Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, Grades 7 & 8
Edible Schoolyard 3.0
In the Edible Schoolyard Program
In the Kitchen Classroom, 8th Grade
All lessons at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley are developed in collaboration with the teachers and staff of the Edible Schoolyard and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.
Learning Cycle and Think-Pair-Share discussion routine © The Regents of the University of California. All materials created by BEETLES™ at The Lawrence Hall of Science.
This lesson follows the BEETLES Project’s Learning Cycle (Invitation-> Exploration -> Concept Invention -> Application -> Reflection) and uses their Discussion Routines (Think-Pair-Share, Whip-Around). All are highlighted * with an asterisk for easy identification. See the documents BEETLES Discussion Routines and BEETLES Learning Cycle included in Resources below for more information.