Cooking with Curiosity: Unit 1
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The Edible Schoolyard Project
Berkeley, CA

Summary: 

The Cooking with Curiosity curriculum is written for both distance and in person learning. It is designed to introduce students to cooking skills while building reflection practices so that they can cook confidently on their own terms. This 16-week distance learning curriculum equips students with the tools to grow their confidence, abilities, and investment in the kitchen while helping them to investigate their personal connections to foods and cooking. We provide skills videos and choice-based recipes to build students’ kitchen skills and integrate reflective practices throughout the learning process.

This unit introduces students to basic kitchen skills, such as knife safety and recipe reading. The primary focus of the unit is to familiarize students with the curriculum’s reflection practices and habits of mind.

Full Curriculum Overview          Unit One Scope and Sequence

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No. Lesson Location Grade Key Concepts
1 Kitchen Habits of Mind Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12, Whole Family Reflective Thinking, Approach to Cooking
2 Kitchen Reflection Wheel Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, Whole Family Reflective Thinking
3 4 Levels Of... Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Self Assessment, Assessing Skills
4 Knife Skills: Knife Safety Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Knife Safety, Knife Skills
5 Planning Sharing and Extension Activities Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Sharing Work, Collaboration
6 How to Read a Recipe Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 3 – 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Recipe Reading
7 A Clean Kitchen Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 3 – 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 12, Whole Family Cleaning Practices
8 What is Flavor? Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8 Taste and Flavor
9 What is Organic? Distance Learning, Indoor Classroom, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Organic, Collaborative Discussion